Jazz Weekend 2014 Registration

Welcome to the CMU 41st annual Jazz Weekend page!

Directly below Directors may register online; or download a band and/or combo application, fill out, and send to:

John Jacobson
Music Building 162
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859

Big Band Online Registration

Combo Online Registration

PDF Forms to Download

CMU 41st Annual Jazz Weekend

The Central Michigan University School of Music announces all-star saxophonist Frank Tiberi as the 2014 CMU Jazz Weekend Guest Artist.  Next year’s event will be held on February 6-7.  

Mr. Tiberi will serve both as guest clinician and featured soloist for Jazz Weekend XLI. As guest clinician, he will host a master class on Friday, February 7, 2014 for visiting high school jazz bands and combos. During the day, these ensembles, from over 50 school districts state wide, perform for judges’ comments and trophies in five different classes.  Mr. Tiberi’s featured performance concludes Jazz Weekend that evening at 8 p.m. in Plachta Auditorium.

A child prodigy, Mr. Tiberi began playing professionally at the age of 13, touring with Bob Chester, Benny Goodman, and Urbie Green.  Early highlights of his career also include playing with Dizzy Gillespie, learning to play the flute on his own, studying bassoon with Sol Schoenbach of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and playing as a doubler in Broadway musicals.  He then settled into the reed section of the Woody Herman Band in 1969 where he performed as featured soloist, section leader, arranger, music director and ultimately leader of the Herman Band in 1987.

Currently, Mr. Tiberi is on the woodwind faculty at Berklee College of Music in Boston as an associate professor.  He teaches improvisation to performance students while continuing to direct the Woody Herman Orchestra. For more on Frank Tiberi, click here.

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