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Annual University Events
  • Jazz & World Music Festival

    Capital University's Conservatory of Music presents the annual Jazz & World Music Festival. This week-long event features student and faculty ensemble concerts, both on campus and in the community, and world-class jazz artists in clinics, workshops, and in concert. In addition, one day is earmarked for the Jazz Ensemble Invitational which brings together Middle & High School, Collegiate, and Community Jazz Ensembles from within a five state region for a friendly non-competitive atmosphere in an educationally emphasized setting. Adjudication is provided by internationally, nationally, and regionally recognized judges, and the event is sanctioned by the International Association for Jazz Education as a Non-Competitive Festival.

    NOW MUSIC Festival

    NOW MUSIC Festival is a celebration of contemporary music— primarily in the 20th- and 21st-century art music style, but also including jazz and progressive popular styles most years. The festival has one simple, yet extremely important mission: to expose the Central Ohio community to international, national, and regional living composers and their music. The annual festival is one of the most comprehensive and diversified celebrations of contemporary music presented in the Midwest.

    Wind Band Invitational and Reading Clinic

    Hear the best new concert band music of the year as performed by top high school musicians who are invited to be a part of Capital's Honor Band, and learn from top composers and directors as we explore what's new this year at the Wind Band Invitational and Reading Clinic.

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Learning

    The daylong series of community workshops, dialogue and special events—complete with the traditional Hank Marr Jazz Luncheon — begins with a community gathering and specially selected keynote speaker.

    Christmas Festival

    The Capital University Conservatory of Music presents its annual Christmas Festival, featuring the Chapel Choir, Choral Union, Women's Chorus, The Chordsmen, Philomel and a variety of instrumentalists. This festival is a long-standing holiday tradition enjoyed by the university, its friends and the greater Columbus community.