Jazz and World Music Festival and Honors Jazz Festival | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


  • 2022 Jazz and World Music Festival
    & Honors Jazz Festival

    Capital University
    April 4 – April 10, 2022

    Event Overview

    The Capital University Honors Jazz Festival is a full-day immersion into jazz performance alongside our renowned teaching faculty and guest artists. Students will participate in the Honors Jazz Ensemble, as well as special guest artist clinics and performances by our student ensembles, culminating in a final evening student performance. 

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    Please check the Band Director Nomination Form for the most up to date list of openings, as some instruments have been filled for this year.

    Band Director Nomination Form: https://forms.gle/rA8XLxbBbzT8uThE7
    Student Placement Audition Form: https://forms.gle/6cdN5NWazmEyV1m76

    Guest Artists:
    Saxophonist Patrick Bartley
    Bobby Floyd Trio

    Faculty Ensemble Directors:
    Zach Compston, Tony Bonardi, Michael Cox, Tom Davis, Ryan Hamilton, Roger Hines

    Performances By:
    Bobby Floyd Trio with saxophonist Patrick Bartley
    Capital University Big Band
    Select Capital University Jazz Ensembles

    Student highlights include:

    • Participate in the honors big band and jazz combos
    • Participate in master classes led by Capital Conservatory faculty and guest artists
    • Listen to performances by faculty and guest artists, as well as Capital University jazz ensembles

    Student Nomination for the Band Festival:
    Directors may nominate up to three students to participate in the Honors Jazz Band. To nominate students, please complete the online nomination form. When nominating students, we ask that you list them according to ability, regardless of instrument, and that they are available and express an enthusiastic desire to participate in the event. Directors will be notified by email regarding which students have been selected to participate in the Band Festival by Friday, March 25, and your selected students will be contacted soon after that.

    Are you a student interested in participating? Please speak to your band director about the nomination process!

    Placement Audition Information:
    Students will be asked to prepare a short placement audition so that we may assemble the seating within the ensemble. A recording submission is recommended. If you are unable to prepare a recording, we will host an in-person audition on Monday, April 4, 6pm at Capital University. Submit your recording or register for the in-person audition HERE.

    Train (Comp. Ryan Hamilton) - Based on “Take the ‘A’ Train”
    Alto & Baritone Saxophone
    Tenor Saxophone
    Bass Trombone

    2022 Jazz and World Music Festival Schedule of Events

    Tuesday Night Jazz: Lab Band & WME
    Tuesday, 4/5, 7:00pm
    The Fountains
    Rain Location: Huntington Recital Hall

    Guitar Studio Recital 
    Wednesday, 4/6, 8:00pm
    Huntington Recital Hall

    Spectrum Faculty Jazz Ensemble
    Thursday, 4/7, 8:00pm
    Huntington Recital Hall

    Honors Jazz Festival Lunchtime Concert Featuring Capital Jazz Ensembles
    Friday, 4/8, 12:00pm
    Mees Hall Steps

    JWMF Showcase Concert 
    Friday, 4/8, 7:00pm
    Mees Hall

    Steel Drum Festival 2022
    Saturday, 4/9

    Mary Longsdorf, Flute 
    Sunday, 4/10, 6pm
    Huntington Recital Hall

    Event Information

    COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

    University COVID-19 policies are currently under review. We will communicate any COVID-19 protocols, such as masks and/or bell covers prior to the event. 

    For more information, contact conservfrontoffice@capital.edu.

    Past Events

    View some of our past Jazz and World Music Festival performances on The Conservatory of Music YouTube Channel

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