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Click here to sign up for Jazz Weekend XVLIII!

Already registered? Click "Go to this Sway" below and explore our festival dashboard! There, you will find links to join our Zoom masterclasses, printable materials, live-stream information, and on-demand videos exclusive to Virtual Jazz Weekend! 

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2021 Event Information

Throughout these challenging times, we still find ways to make music and art together, even if it looks a little bit different! This winter jazz will resonate online in your homes and classrooms during our first virtual Jazz Weekend. This reimagined festival provides a virtual space for bands to perform, learn, and listen together. 

Due to our continued unprecedented times, we have decided to offer this year's festival at no cost to you. Schools are encouraged to participate at any level they are comfortable with. Directors feel free to mix-and-match this year's festival offerings to best suit your needs in the classroom. 

Festival Components

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High School Jazz Festival

Bands have the opportunity to record themselves at home and submit a video to be reviewed by CMU Jazz Faculty. (Moved to March 2021)

Learn more
Click here to submit your festival videos

  • Directors can submit a performance of 1, 2, or 3 pieces.
  • Videos should be uploaded as 'unlisted' YouTube videos. There will be a place in the online registration where you can share this link.
  • Video submissions are due by Friday, March 26th at 5:00 pm
  • Comments and Outstanding awards will be decided within 2 weeks of the submission deadline. There will be no rankings this year.

Join us for our live awards ceremony on Zoom

Friday, April 9th, 7:00 pm (RSVPs required).
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Live-Streamed Concerts

School of Music live-streams can be viewed on our Facebook page and our concert streaming webpage. Streams will start approximately 10 minutes prior to concert time.

View our performance schedule
  • Faculty Jazz Ensemble
    Thursday, February 4th @ 7:30 PM

  • Jazz Lab 1
    Friday, February 5th @ 7:30 PM
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Zoom Masterclasses

Presenting 45-minute clinics on general jazz topics

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  • Tuesday, February 2nd, 11:00 am
    Jazz Masterclass

  • Friday, February 5th, 12:00 pm
    Jazz Lab 1 Rehearsal / Masterclass
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On-Demand Videos

Take advantage of our downloadable content, exclusive to Jazz Weekend 2021.

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Bands can opt-in to have their festival video showcased alongside other band's videos. These performance videos will be organized together for easy viewing.

Dive in behind-the-scenes with a look at our Faculty Jazz Ensemble rehearsal!
Enjoy pre-recorded videos on a variety of jazz topics!

2021 Clinicians

This year's clinicians include CMU Faculty Andrew Spencer, Ed Fedewa, Robbie Smith, John Nichol, Robert Lindahl, and Chris Chapman. To learn more and read their bios, head to our Faculty Directory page.  


Registration opening December 2020! 


Contact our Office Supervisor Mindy Zeneberg at or 989-774-1945.