Vocal Jazz Info
ILMEA District 3 Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Saturday, November 5th, 2016
Schedule for the Day
ILLINOIS MUSIC EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
District #3 Jazz Festival Olivet Nazarene University, Host
Saturday, November 5th, 2016
8:00 AM Students arrive. ONU students will greet and guide buses as we arrive.
8:30 AM Rehearsals Begin:Larsen Fine Arts Center
Sr. Vocal Jazz Ensemble - Choir Room
Sr. Jazz Band 1 - Larsen Hall Stage
Sr. Jazz Band 2 - Larsen Hall Band Room
Sr. Jazz Band III – Wisner Hall Auditorium
Jr. High Jazz Band II – Backstage Rehearsal Room
Jr. High Jazz Band I – Chapel Stage
9:15 AM Directors Meeting in Ludwig Student Center, Divisions immediately following
10:00 AM Tour of facilities with all directors in preparation for the Concert Festival
12:00 Noon Break for lunch – students may eat in the Ludwig Student Center Dining Hall
12:50 PM Rehearsals resume
Senior High Jazz Band 1 resumes rehearsal in Larsen Hall room 136.
All other ensembles resume in their starting locations.
2:00District #3 Jr. High Jazz Concert Centennial Chapel
Junior High Jazz Band II
Junior High Jazz Band I
3:30 PM District #3 Sr. High Jazz Concert in 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
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
Jennifer Seiler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Metamora Township High School
All-State Repertoire Selections:
How Deep Is the Ocean (How High Is the Sky)
arr. Rosana Eckert
Hal Leonard #08745369
Bye Bye Blackbird
arr. Steve Zegree
Hal Leonard #00121776
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
Larsen Fine Arts Center, Choir Room
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.