NAU School of Music special events
Find out what the School of Music offers throughout the year
The School of Music at NAU hosts several special events throughout the year, including festivals, competitions, and camps. Some are only available to NAU students, while others are available to students and Flagstaff community residents:
Annual festivals and events
The School of Music annually hosts several festivals, both instrumental and vocal.
Our annual Orchestra Festival brings together talented musicians from sixth to ninth grade in April. Ensembles participate in adjudicated performances, clinics, and special master classes.
Jazz Madrigal Festival
The annual Northern Arizona University Vocal Jazz Madrigal Festival, one of the largest festivals of its kind in the Southwestern United States, features special guest clinicians and over 140 high school ensembles from Arizona and nearby states. The two-day festival includes a host concert in which choirs from NAU and professional groups of national and international stature appear.
The annual NAU Jazz Festival will feature world-class guest artists and clinicians. NAU faculty masterclasses, and many talented participating bands from throughout the region. The festival is a non-competitive format where participating ensembles perform for a panel of esteemed adjudicators and receive a 30-minute clinic following their performance.
There will be masterclasses, performances, and clinics offered throughout the festival in addition to our featured Guest Artist Concert on Friday evening of the Festival weekend.