High School Clinics and Festivals


High School Clinics and Festivals

2013 - 2014
Registration Forms and Follow-Up Information and Schedules

High School Clinics Schedule

Choir Day

October 17

Jazz Day

January 31

String Day

February 18

Jazz Combo Day

March 25

Festival Schedule

Huskie Band Day

September 21

Marching Band Competition

September 28

Clarinet Cornucopia

February 1

NIU Concert Band Festival (for information, contact www.regiment.org/band)

February 27 - March 1

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, choirsstring orchestras, clarinetists, and individual jazz players.  All events are scheduled in the NIU Music Building.

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.

Jazz Combo Day and Clarinet Cornucopia are for individual musicians.

Free registration for high school students at Clarinet Cornucopia!  A grant from the National Endowment for the Arts allows us to offer high school students to attend the 2014 Clarinet Cornucopia for free.  Click here for more information about the previous NEA grants.

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 Amanda Fawcett-Lothson, amanda.fl@niu.edu, or Deborah Booth, dbooth@niu.edu, External Programs Office, (815) 753-1450. 
Click here for the registration forms, as well as follow-up information and schedules for registered schools.