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Vocal Jazz Info

 

ILMEA District 3 Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

 

Schedule for the Day

8:00 am                Arrive @ Olivet Nazarene University, Larsen Fine Arts Center

8:30 am                Rehearsals Begin @ Choir Room w/ Dr. Dahan

9:15 am                General Meeting @ Ludwig Hall Conference Room

by the Coffee Shop

10:15 am (approx.)        Division Meetings @ Ludwig Hall Conference Room         

by the Coffee Shop

12:00 pm                Students Dismissed for Lunch

                                2 options (walk across the street or use ONU cafeteria)

12:50 pm                Rehearsals Resume @ Choir Room w/ Dr. Dahan

2:20 pm                Travel to Hawkins Centennial Chapel for Sound Check

2:30 pm                Sound Check @ Hawkins Centennial Chapel

3:00 pm                Students Change into Concert Attire

3:30 pm                Senior Jazz Concert Begins @ Hawkins Centennial Chapel

                                Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Band III, Jazz Band II, Jazz Band I

 

What to bring:

  • Music for rehearsals
  • 2 pencils
  • Water bottle
  • Money for lunch
  • Dress clothes for the concert ( you will change following sound check)

 

Reminders & Miscellaneous Information:

  • Wear casual clothing for rehearsals
  • There will be a nametag waiting for you at ONU - please wear it all day!
  • Know all of your music PRIOR to arriving on Saturday
  • Gentlemen must all be prepared on the solo
  • The concert will be open to the public and free

 

NOTE: Some students will be chosen to re-audition for All-State Honors Vocal Jazz Ensemble after lunch.  Please come prepared, as the audition will be from the music you sing on festival day.

 


Rep:

Jennifer Seiler (d3vocaljazz@ilmea.org)

Metamora Township High School


All-State Repertoire Selections:

How Deep Is the Ocean (How High Is the Sky)

SATB

arr. Rosana Eckert

Hal Leonard #08745369

Sample Recording


Bye Bye Blackbird

SATB

arr. Steve Zegree

Hal Leonard #00121776

Sample Recording


Audition Information:

Date: Monday, October 10, 2016

Location: Bloomington High School

Items Included in the Audition:  The two (2) All-State Repertoire Selections; Blues &

Chromatic Scales; Sight-reading; Improvisation


Jazz Festival Information:

Guest Director: Gayle Bisesi, Elmhurst College

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016

Location: Olivet Nazarene University (Bourbonnais, IL)


Guest Director’s Biography: Gayle Bisesi (Educator, Professional Vocalist, Composer and Voiceover Artist) has been teaching and singing professionally for over 25 years.  As an educator at Elmhurst College, Gayle is the Director of “Blue” vocal jazz ensemble, teaches private jazz voice lessons and is the Director of Music Admission.  In addition, she teaches private lessons in Chicago, IL at The Bloom School of Jazz.  Gayle is also active as a clinician, and musical life coach offering workshops on “Exploring Your Musical Depth.”

 

As a performer, she has had the honor of sharing the stage with Patti Austin, New York Voices, John Pizzarelli, and Clark Terry, among others.  On the international circuit, her singing has taken her to such places as the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, North Sea Jazz Festival in The Netherlands, Ontario Jazz Festival, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Scotland, as well as New York City. Gayle is also the recipient of the prestigious Downbeat Award for Best Jazz Vocalist.

 

In the Chicago area, Gayle can be seen performing at various establishments such as the Jazz Showcase, Katerina’s, Andy’s Jazz Club, Park West, Green Mill, Pop’s for Champagne, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Center for Performing Arts, Copernicus Theater, Fitzgerald’s, Uncommon Ground, and Beat Kitchen, to name a few.

 

 

This Summer, at Elmhurst College, Gayle Bisesi and her colleague Susan Dennis will be offering a 4 day voice camp called “Vocal Voyage” - Explore singing through the musical genres - Classical, Jazz, Musical Theater and Pop.  Learn vocal technique and how to apply it to different styles.”  For more information, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/VocalVoyageCamp or email Gayle directly atVocalVoyage@GayleBisesi.com.



Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbanais, IL

 

Larsen Fine Arts Center, Choir Room

8:00am Seating

3:30pm Concert in Centennial Chapel


Park in the Larsen Fine Arts Center parking lot.

GPS location: intersection of Highways 45, 52, 102

Other parking lots available: Centennial Chapel East, Centennial Chapel West, and Webber.

 

ILMEA Fees & Expenses - 2015-2016
 

Participating School Fees
 
Senior and Junior Levels............................ $35 Per School
 
Elementary Level........................................No Fee
 
 
Audition Fees

Senior Level..............................................$10 Per Student
 
Junior Level...............................................$8 Per Student
 
 
Student Selectee Fees for District Festivals
 
Senior Level...............................................$20 Per Student
 
Junior Level...............................................$20 Per Student
 
Elementary Level.......................................$10 Per Student
 
 
Student Selectee Fees for All State Level Festival (IMEC)
 
Band, Orchestra, Choir, Jazz and FMES.......................$30 Per Student
 
For example, student auditions for a senior ensemble $10, goes to District $20, goes to All State$30. Total for that student: $60.
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