Department of Music {expression + innovation + excellence} 

Jazz Education Festival

Calling High School and Middle School
Big Bands and Combos

Come perform your jazz festival program for the MSU Jazz faculty and your ensemble will receive:

  • One-hour ensemble clinic for your big band and/or combo
  • One-hour masterclass for each instrument (saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, drums, guitar)
  • One-hour jazz improvisation class (beginning, intermediate, and advanced)

All sessions and clinics presented by MSU Jazz faculty members. Sessions are open to the public.

No need to transport large equipment! Full rhythm section equipment provided for all performance venues.


Register your ensemble(s) today!

Space is limited; time slots reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

School and Contact Information

Mailing (street or PO) address

A valid email address is required for all festival communication.

Big Bands and Combos

List number of Big Bands and Combos your school wishes to register.

Jazz Education Festival awards

Gold, Silver and Bronze awards for top bands in each venue.

Outstanding Student Performance awards, too!

Registration Fees

First Big Band: $175
Second Big Band: $150
3 or more Big Bands: $125
Combos: $125

Registration fee(s) charged after registration and availability are confirmed by directors.