Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival
Department of Music
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47th Annual Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival
March 22-23, 2019
It is my pleasure to announce that the 47th annual Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival will be held on the UMD campus, Friday and Saturday, March 22nd and 23rd, 2019. This Festival will be non-competitive in nature, offering positive, learning-based experiences for young jazz ensembles and many outstanding performances. –Ryan Frane
- Program/Soloist Form
- Program Letter - will update soon
- Ensemble Set Up Form
- Day Schedule 2019 - will update soon
- Campus Dining
- Campus Parking Map
Performances by UMD Jazz Ensembles
40 minutes of individualized time for your ensemble: Most ensembles perform for about twenty minutes and are then critiqued by two clinicians for another twenty minutes.
Adjudicators: Including leading jazz educators from colleges across the country to adjudicate and clinic your ensembles and directors
Non-competitive atmosphere: This positive, learning-oriented approach has become a hallmark of the Head of the Lakes Festival. No trophies or defeats, just jazz music, hard work, and fun!
Clinics: Numerous clinics will be given by the guest artists, UMD jazz faculty and by our adjudicators, all of whom are recognized leaders in their fields.
Scholarships: The chance for instrumentalists to audition for a scholarship to attend the University of Minnesota Duluth as a music major!!
Prizes: Performance certificates and prizes will be awarded to individuals who offer outstanding performances during the day.
Please register for the festival online by the March 8th deadline so that we can hold a spot for your ensemble(s) at this year’s festival. The fee for participants will be $200.00 per ensemble. We will fill performance spots on a first come, first serve basis so get your reservation form in early. Upon receipt of your registration fee, we will contact you regarding payment, group hotel rates and other information.
I look forward to seeing you this year, and to hearing your ensembles perform. If you have any questions regarding the festival, please feel free to contact me at 218.726.6327, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ryan