Mason Vocal Jazz Festival 2018

Posted on 08.03.2017 by Darden

The Mason Vocal Jazz Festival is a non-competitive invitational event open to high school and college groups. Groups will perform a twenty (20) minute set followed by a clinic with our guest clinicians, Jennifer Barnes (University of North Texas) and Rosana Eckert (University of North Texas).

The participation fee is $225 per ensemble and spots are limited. Educators and Jazz aficionados are welcome to attend, watch groups and observe our guest clinicians!

Festival Schedule

  • 10am:  Registration Opens
  • 11am:  George Washington University (director, Alison Crockett)
  • 12noon:  Forest Park High School (director, Lara Brittain) 
  • 1pm – 2pm:  Lunch (Johnson Center)
  • 2pm:  Herndon High School (directors, Dana Van Slyke and Jim Van Slyke) 
  • 3pm:  Southwest Virginia Community College (director, Dr. Joseph Trivette)
  • 4pm:  George Mason University, Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble (director, Dr. Darden Purcell)

Join us for a closing festival performance by Rosana and Jennifer (and Student Vocal JAM) at the Epicure Cafe in Fairfax! (Small cover charge at door).

Festival Director: Dr. Darden Purcell, dpurcel2@gmu.edu.