Friday, February 7, 2020

Event Information

Jazz riffs will resonate once again across CMU's campus during the 47th Annual Jazz Weekend, February 6-7, 2019. This annual event offers a full line-up of jazz performances by CMU faculty, students and the most talented high school jazz musicians from across the state of Michigan.  Your students have the opportunity perform for top Midwest clinicians and adjudicators.

Jazz Weekend XLVI brings together outstanding guest artists, clinicians, and over 1,200 high school and junior high school students from nearly 70 big bands and jazz combos. Top clinicians and adjudicators from around the Midwest provide commentary and suggestions throughout the day as High School and Junior High School groups perform for ratings and awards. In addition, all band and combo performances are recorded and copies given to Directors. 


To enter, please fill out our online application, available above to ensure your students' place in this year's festival, as they are processed on a "first-come, first served" basis. If preferred, you may instead complete the hardcopy applications located below and return immediately.

Applications (including payment) must be postmarked by
Friday, December 6, 2019.

Schools that intend to participate in the combo sessions are especially encouraged to respond early, as performance opportunities are limited.  

Jazz Weekend

Hardcopy Application Forms

JW ONLINE OPTION Authorization Form 2019.pdf

JW Big Band APPLICATION 2019.pdf

JW Combo Application 2019.pdf