Vocal Jazz Summit

Welcome to the new Vocal Jazz Summit Page!

February 21, 2024, Sinclair Auditorium

The Coe College Jazz Band Summit has been thriving for years on campus each February. With 3 full days of performances, students, directors, and clinicians have the opportunity to make some amazing music. We are hosting Coe’s Vocal Jazz Summit on Wednesday, February 21, 2024.

The day will be focused on learning and positive/constructive feedback for your musical ensemble.  We are inviting performing ensembles to experience our day - we will have a warm-up room, and then ½ hour time slots to set up, perform, and receive an on-stage critique and clinic.  The critique/clinic will be from a rotating panel of judges.  We will start at 8 am with performances running through 5 pm.  At 5 pm, the Coe Sho Cho ensemble will perform a small exhibition concert.  Immediately following, a small awards ceremony will be held.  All of this will take place in Sinclair Auditorium on campus.

Solo Competition

In conjunction with the large groups performing, we will also provide the opportunity for a solo competition.  Think of this as a combination of Solo Musical Theater at State Speech mixed with Solo/Ensemble Contest.  Individuals from each school can perform their solos and receive feedback from 1 judge.  The solo competition will take place in Daehler-Kitchin Auditorium in Marquis Hall, attached to Sinclair Auditorium. 

Coe music faculty and staff will be members of the adjudication team this year: (Top L-R) Luke Lovegood and Stephanie Michalicek, (Bottom L-R) Amy Farley and Matt Armstrong.

Registration Information

The fee for participating vocal jazz choirs is $125.  There is no fee for the solo competition.  One outstanding ensemble award will be given at the end of the day.  Outstanding soloist awards will be given from both the vocal jazz choirs AND the solo competition.  Current and past Coe faculty will be members of the adjudication team this year: Amy Farley, Luke Lovegood, Matthew Armstrong, and Stephanie Michalicek.

At this time, we are looking for whether you are available and interested in participating in this year’s Vocal Jazz Summit Day.  Please send me the number of vocal jazz choirs you’d be bringing, if you have any specific time requests (that we will try our best to accommodate), and whether or not you’d be interested in having vocal soloists.  We’d appreciate your payment by January 21.  On this date, we also ask for specific information as to your jazz choir literature list and solo information within the jazz choir, as well as a number of soloists performing in the solo competition and what they’ll be performing.  This will assist us in building a program for the day and schedule for the solo competition.

To submit registration, please view, download, and follow the instructions of this form: Vocal Jazz Summit Registration


Warm-Up Perform Performing Ensemble
7:30 (on stage) 8:00 CR Kennedy (1)
8:00 8:30 CR Wash
8:30 9:00 Mt. Vernon (1)
9:00 9:30 Liberty (1)
9:30 10:00 HLV
10:00 10:30 CR Kennedy (2)
10:30 11:00 Central City
11:00 11:30 Liberty (2)
11:30 12:00 Mt. Vernon (2)
12:00 12:30 Maquoketa Valley
12:30 1:00 ADM (1)
1:00 1:30 Pleasant Valley (1)
1:30 2:00 Clinton
2:00 2:30 Ballard
2:30 3:00 Pleasant Valley (2)
3:00 3:30 North Scott (1)
3:30 4:00 ADM (2)
4:00 4:30 Waverly-Shell Rock
4:30 5:00 Pleasant Valley (3)
5:00 5:30 Muscatine
5:30 6:00 North Scott (2)
6:00 6:30 Pleasant Valley (4)
6:30 7:00 CR Jefferson (1)
7:00 7:30 Hudson
7:30 8:00 CR Jefferson (2)
  8:30 Awards Ceremony