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Student Sessions

Students have been learning and growing at the Eau Claire Jazz Festival

for decades. Even virtual, this year is packed with opportunities and resources to grow.

We’ve paired a world-class roster of adjudicators and clinicians along with some of the most inspiring jazz icons to create an exceptional and inspiring experience for your students.

The Education Package

For the 2021 Virtual Jazz Festival, our main focus for developing this year's

Education Package has been to provide resources that you can access at any time and any place for yourself and your students, and also provide a recording/adjudication experience that focuses on positive progress, no matter the level your ensemble is currently at.

Education Package - $150:

  • Submit up to a 10 minute recording for world-class adjudication​​

  • Access to 20+ Pre-recorded clinics

  • Access to Special Student Categories

    • You do NOT need to register for the Education Package to take advantage of these Special Student categories!

  • Access to our “A Night with Local Legends” Concert on April 23rd

 

Add-On options 

Interested in submitting recordings that exceed 10 minutes?

OR 

Interested in submitting a performance from another ensemble?

You have the option to add an Instrumental Solo, Combo/Modern Ensemble, or Big Band performance for additional fees.

Additional

Solo

$25

Up to 15 minutes

of Adjudtication

Additional 

combo/modern ensemble 

$75

Up to 25 minutes

of Adjudtication

 additional big band

$100

Up to 30 minutes

of Adjudtication

Education 

Package

 

$150

Base Registration

   

Important Dates

 

February 22nd -  Registration Opens
April 16th - Last day to submit performance recordings

April 22nd - Last day to register for clinic package

April 23rd - All pre-recorded clinics will become available via private email link

Performance Information

 

Included in their registration confirmation, participants will receive step by step instructions on how to submit audio/video as well as how they will receive adjudication videos.

 

All performances for the 2021 festival are non-competitive.

Rules & Regulations: Please review our 2021 In-Depth Brochure for information on recording expectations, submission instructions, and more.

Clinics 

These clinics will be pre-recorded and can be accessed through a private Youtube link starting April 23rd. We know getting everyone in the same room right now is challenging, so we wanted to make sure you can access these any time and any place.

Clinic Package 

This year's Clinic Package provides you access to all 2021 clinics 

at any time and any place for yourself and your students.

Clinic Package - $75:

  • Access to 20+ Pre-recorded clinics

  • Access to Special Student Categories

  • Access to our “A Night with Local Legends” Concert on April 23rd

Special student categories

We wanted to further extend our resources. So for the first time ever, we are offering a Song Writing and Home Recording Category.

For THE students

** These additional options are open for everyone, regardless if your band has registered for the Education Package. Submit an original composition or arrangement for a private lesson or submit a home project of your choosing, and we'll display it on our website!

Song Writing - $50:

  • Submit a PDF (A paired recording is highly recommended, if possible) of your piece and receive up to a 30 minute private lesson with one of our world-class composers/arrangers.

  • For further instructions, click here to view our In-Depth Brochure

Home recording category - $15:

  • Submit your own home-recording project and we’ll post it on our website! Feel proud of your work, and also see what other fellow students are working on.

  • For further instructions, click here to view our In-Depth Brochure

A night with local legends

The Eau Claire Jazz Festival has been restructured in a virtual format for 2021 to safely provide world-class entertainment to the Chippewa Valley and beyond. This year, we are proud to feature local-grown legends, paired with the Grammy-nominated UWEC Jazz I to create an incredible showcase concert right in your own living room. The concert will be hosted in a live setting and will start at 7:30pm CST on April 23rd.

The week of the concert, we will provide an email link and instructions to access the concert!

 

April 23rd, 2021 

Get Tickets to our Concert here

Cancellation Policy

Schools that must cancel their registrations cannot be issued a refund. In the event that registrants cannot participate as intended, we will issue credit only for paid registrations for use in future festivals. There is no expiration date for a credit. If the credit is in excess of the new registration, the balance can be carried over, but will have no cash value.

For a printable PDF of our in-depth brochure, click here.