|Band Day||September 12|
|Red and Black Fall Classic
Marching Band Competition
|Choir Day||October 4|
|Jazz Day||February 4|
|String Day||February 16|
|NIU Concert Band Festival||March 4|
|Jazz Combo Day||March 22|
|Chamber Music Encounters||April 15,16|
The high school clinics are non-competitive and give directors and students the chance to showcase their ensembles and share ideas with other musicians, with NIU faculty and students, and with guest clinicians. At Jazz Day, Choir Day, and String Day, NIU ensembles perform for the students during the day. Each school ensemble performs on the stage of the Concert Hall and is critiqued by NIU faculty, and for certain events, by a guest clinician. Directors receive a recording of his or her ensemble’s performance. Northern Illinois University’s School of Music is pleased to present this year’s schedule of music clinics and festivals for high school jazz bands, choirs, string orchestras, and individual jazz players. All events are scheduled in the NIU Music Building.
Jazz Combo Day is for individual musicians.
Registration information and deadlines:
To register, print the registration form and mail or fax to: VPA External Programs, College of Visual and Performing Arts, NIU, 1425 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb, IL 60115. For the clinics, we recommend that you register as soon as you know you have funding to attend; indicate on the form that the money will follow. All money is due two weeks before the event.
Deadline for high school clinics: The deadline is one calendar month before the event; after that date, call to see if there is space. Events may fill prior to the deadline. Deadline information for festivals is on the information page for each event.
Early registration is recommended, as these events fill fast. Note: Only one ensemble allowed per school, unless space allows. A registration fee is charged for each ensemble.
More Information: Contact the Office External Programs, College of Visual and Performing Arts at (815) 753-1450.
Click here for the registration form.