The 18th Annual VTAJE Middle School Jazz Festival

April 11th At Middlebury Union High School


The 18th Annual VTAJE Middle School Festival (designed for middle and elementary groups) to be held at Middlebury Union High School on April 11th, 2017..  This festival will give your students an opportunity to perform for a panel of jazz adjudicators, receive written and recorded comments about their performance, hear other school jazz ensembles perform, and participate in a clinic with one of the clinicians immediately following your performance.

The Middle School Festival schedule will have use five 20 minute blocks to have each group listen to several performances, perform for the adjudicators, and work with one of those adjudicators in a clinic held in a separate room.

The festival will provide staging, a stage manager, chairs, stands, a PA system, a guitar amp, a bass amp, an electric piano and a drum set at both the performance and clinic locations to allow as much time as possible for student activities.

Applications from member schools can be submitted from this site..

If you are not currently an active member of VTAJE and would like to join, please contact download the Active Membership Invoice from the menu to the left, fill it out and send in with payment ASAP.

And if you just want to come and observe thefestivals, we invite you and your interested students to come at any time during the day.  Only the school registration fee of $10 is charged for you and your students to observe during the day.


For more specific information, please contact the Festival Director:

Anne Severy

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Middlebury Union High School

73 Charles Ave

Middlebury, VT 05753