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      2020 Clackamas Community College Vocal Jazz Festival in Oregon City

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      March 12, 2020

      Thursday   8:00 AM

      Niemeyer Center , 19600 Molalla Avenue
      Oregon City, Oregon

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      2020 Clackamas Community College Vocal Jazz Festival

      37th Annual Vocal Jazz Festival at Clackamas Community College OVERVIEW The Vocal Jazz Festival at CCC, Thursday March 12th, 2020, brings education and inspiration together in one exciting day of competition. Junior High/Middle School and High School student ensembles have the opportunity to perform, work with clinicians, and take in a concert featuring finalists and guest performers. Application deadline extended to March 1, 2020. There are a few mid-morning spots available. No refunds available after February 11th, 2020. Performance schedule for registrants available below.  ADMISSION Free admission for festival participants, $10 for general public, parents, chaperones, etc. Cash or credit card accepted on-site.  SCHEDULE & LOCAL INFO Campus Map, Hotels, and Restaurant info LETTER FROM DIRECTOR TBA CONTEST PHILOSOPHY  The CCC Vocal Jazz Festival is an educational, performance oriented, multi-clinic jazz festival. We strive to: - promote and enhance the musical art form of Jazz - provide an environment for sharing, acquiring knowledge, and performance- bring young musicians together for an inspiring and exciting musical experience FEATURES - Close proximity and/or area microphones- Written comments, a CD, and DVD of your performance- One ensemble clinic- One rhythm section clinic- An opportunity to share jazz concepts and ideas with other groups and directors- An evening concert featuring daytime finalists, judges, and our guest artists FREE to all festival participants: 5:00 pm concert featuring CCC's Mainstream Choir and the previous year Spirit Award Winners.  SIZE OF ENSEMBLE - For close proximity – 6-20 vocal mics- For area microphones – 12-40 vocalists- All participants must be in Jr. High or Middle School for the Jr. High division, or in grades 9-12 for Division I, II, III, and currently enrolled in the school they represent. If you have more than 20 vocals in close proximity and would still like to participate, please let us know. You will be responsible for bringing additional microphones, as CCC only provides 20.  STYLE OF MUSIC Appropriate styles include, but not limited to: Swing, Ballads, Blues, Be-Bop, Cool School, Latin, Afro-Cuban, Jazz Waltz, Jazz Rock, Jazz Pop, and charts involving improvisation are highly recommended. Please come prepared with 5 songs. EQUIPMENT We provide an acoustic grand piano, bass amp, guitar amp, and a drum set at the performance site only. If you use your own instruments, WE WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST OR DAMAGED EQUIPMENT! PERFORMANCE, FINALS, AND AWARDS Time Limit: 15-20 minutes including set-up. Finals: There are no ties. An odd number of adjudicators will select first, second, and third place. Selections are based on daytime performance scores. Awards: Junior High/ Middle School trophies and certificates and the third place trophy will be awarded during the afternoon concert. First and second place finalists will perform an evening concert. One of the evening song selections must NOT have been performed during daytime performance. Outstanding Soloist Award: Certificates for Most Outstanding Vocalist and Most Outstanding Instrumentalist will be awarded in the evening concert. These musicians can be selected from the daytime or evening performances. The Most Outstanding Soloist and Most Outstanding Instrumentalist will receive a 2 year Talent Grant to attend CCC. Jr. High Students are not eligible for college talent grants until they enter high school. The Spirit Award: The Spirit Award will be given to the group that demonstrates the most positive attitude while here on campus and displays an earnest willingness to learn. To be eligible, your group must be present throughout the day and must attend the Finals Performance. We consider this award to be the highest honor of our festival. We also invite our Spirit Award winners to be part of next year’s CCC Mainstream Choir performance. REGISTRATION Now accepting credit cards! We're saving the trees and going paperless with online registration and payments. No worries, we will still accept checks and purchase orders with an online registration. A note if paying by check or PO: your registration is INCOMPLETE and your band WILL NOT be scheduled until we receive payment. If your payment is not received within two weeks of registration, your registration will be voided and you must begin the process again. Registration is $250 plus fees. Application deadline is February 1st, 2020. No refunds available after February 11th, 2020. FORMS Please download the Stage Set-Up form. Completed forms may be emailed to or mail them to: Clackamas Community College Attn: Music Department 19600 Molalla Ave Oregon City, Oregon 97045 QUESTIONS? For event details and questions, please contact Dr. Kathleen Hollingsworth, CCC's Vocal Director, by email at or call 503-594-6299. For registration questions and campus information, please contact Ami Collofello, Administrative Assistant - Music, by email at or call 503-594-3337. 

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