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Register for Jazz Fest 2020

The UMM Jazz Fest is a non-competitive festival open to middle school and high school jazz ensembles and combos. Each group will perform on one of our main stages and then receive a clinic with one of our guest artists/clinicians. Registration includes tickets to attend the evening concert featuring the guest artists, UMM Jazz Ensemble 1, the UMM Alumni Jazzers Big Band, the West-Central All-Stars Big Band, and the student "Outstanding Soloist" award winners!

We can only accommodate a limited number of ensembles each year, so we recommend registering early to insure space for your group.

Features for 2020

• Outstanding Soloist Awards - Multiple "outstanding soloists" will be selected to perform during the evening concert.
• Clinics for Each Instrument Section - Afternoon masterclasses offering something for each instrument/section (saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and rhythm section)
• "Meet the Artists" Question and Answer Session - Come meet all of our guest artists in an informal Q&A session.
• Separate jazz combo registration (see info below). This a great option for schools that do not have, or cannot bring an entire big band.
• Friday Evening Jam Session - Guest Artists and UMM students will host an after-hours jam session on Friday evening. Anyone is welcome to play!

Registration and Tickets

Jazz Ensembles (ensembles with 9 or more students): Festival registration fee for a single jazz ensemble is $250. Additional ensembles are $200. This fee includes:

• 25 minute performance on one of our main stages (Edson Auditorium or Recital Hall)
• 25 minute clinic with one of our guest artists/clinicians
• Admission to all daytime school and highlighted performances
• Admission to all jazz masterclasses
• Up to 19 tickets (student and/or director) for evening performance. Additional tickets beyond 19 must be purchased in addition to the ensemble registration fee.

Jazz Combos (8 or less students): Festival registration fee for a single jazz combo is $175. Additional jazz combos are $150. This fee includes:

• 20 minute performance on one of our main stages (Edson Auditorium or Recital Hall)
• 20 minute clinic with one of our guest artists/clinicians
• Admission to all daytime school and highlighted performances
• Admission to all jazz masterclasses
• Up to 9 tickets (student and/or director) for evening performance. Additional tickets beyond 9 must be purchased in addition to the ensemble registration fee.

Additional tickets to the evening performance are $10.00

Payment Options

Payments are accepted by check or credit card. You must submit your registration information before making payment. All payments are due within 15 days of registering. Failure to make payment within 15 days may result in losing your spot.

Please note if you have more than one director for an ensemble, or if more than one director will be attending the festival. *Please use the space below to list the names of your ensembles and the number of members in each ensemble.
If you would like to request a specific performance time (morning, early afternoon, late afternoon), please select an option below and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
REGISTRATION/TICKET FEES: Festival registration fee for a jazz ensemble (9 or more students) is $250. Additional jazz ensembles are $200. Festival registration fee for a jazz combo (8 or less students) is $175. Additional jazz combos are $150. Additional tickets to the evening performance are $10. Please indicate the number of jazz ensembles you wish to register. The first ensemble is $250, each additional ensemble is $200. Each jazz ensemble registration includes 19 tickets to the evening concert.
Please indicate the number of jazz combos you wish to register. The first jazz combo is $175, each additional jazz combo is $150. Each jazz combo registration includes 9 tickets to evening concert.
Please indicate the number of additional general admission tickets you would like to purchase. Each additional ticket is $10.00
Please add up the total cost for registering your ensembles and any additional tickets needed.
We can accept payment by check or credit card. Checks must be received within 15 days and credit card payments must be received within 3 days of submitting registration Failure to make payment within the allotted time period may result in loss of your reserved spot. CHECK PAYMENTS: Please make checks payable to University of Minnesota, Morris and mail them to: UMM Jazz Fest Attn: Makiko Legate 104 Humanities Building 600 E 4th Street Morris, MN 56267 CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS: Credit card payments must be made via telephone. Please call Makiko Legate at (320) 589-6250 to make payment by credit card.

Contact Details

For general information about the festival, please contact:

Jonathan Campbell
jmcampbe@morris.umn.edu
(320) 589-6242

For questions regarding payments and registration, please contact:

Makiko Legate
mklegate@morris.umn.edu
(320) 589-6250

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