Vocal Jazz Singers

Senior Vocal Jazz




Deadline for Senior Audition Nominations
September 23, 2015 at 11:59 pm

Senior Auditions
October 13, 2015, Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park, IL

Junior/Senior Jazz Festival
November 14, 2015 at Downers Grove North High School in Downers Grove, IL 

Brian Covey, President
Lockport Township High School
1333 East Seventh Street
Lockport, IL 60441
(815) 588–8494

Senior Vocal Jazz Representative
Stacy Cunningham


Festival Information:

All Festival Information will be found under the Festival Day Information Page to the left.

Senior auditions are governed by the ILMEA state requirements found on the "divisions" pages of this website. However, there are specific District 1 audition procedures listed below for reference:

District 1 will once again have THREE VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLES at the 2017 District 1 Jazz Festival!!!!!  Two of these ensembles are performing on the concerts. The third ensemble is a Vocal Jazz LAB CHOIR open to grades eight through twelve!!! Please see the descriptions below: 


District 1 Honors Vocal Jazz Ensemble 

TWELVE voices will be selected for this ensemble.  Voicing will be determined by the clinician, but will most likely be four sopranos, four altos, four tenors and four basses.  


The 2016 District 1 Honors Vocal Jazz Ensemble Clinician is Mr. Drew Dahan from Illinois Weslean University.  To learn more about Mr. Dahan, CLICK HERE.  


District 1 Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Thirty-two voices will be selected for this ensemble. Voicing is the same as past years: eight sopranos, eight altos, eight tenors and eight basses.  


The 2016 Clinician will be Mrs. Sarah Catt from Elk Grove High School.  To learn more about Mrs. Catt, CLICK HERE.


District 1 Vocal Jazz Lab Choir

OPEN ENROLLMENT for 9th - 12th Grade Singers interested in learning more about Vocal Jazz and the ILMEA Vocal Jazz Auditions are invited to attend.  


No Experience Necessary!!!    

No Audition necessary!!

A DIRECTOR NOMINATION is required for participation.  

There is NO OUTSIDE PREPARATION for this group.  


All you need is a desire to learn and a pencil!!  Everything else will be provided by the clinicians.  This group will not perform at the concert, but they will get into watch the District I Vocal Jazz Ensembles perform as part of their experience.  



District 1 Senior Chorus and Vocal Jazz Practice Tracks now available!  Link is below:




Vocal Jazz Audition Procedures


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