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Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra at the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival Seeks Participants

Jazzed Magazine • News • November 14, 2018

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The Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra (MACJO), the premier collegiate big band experience in the Mid-Atlantic Region, is seeking performers for their appearance at the 019 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival. Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate jazz students can apply to participate in MACJO’s 75-minute concert at the festival on February 15. The deadline to apply is November 30, 2018.

Band directors may nominate a student by completing the nomination form. A Student Application link will be sent to the nominee’s email address indicated on the nomination form. Students who complete the online self-nomination application must provide up to (3) online soundcloud and/or YouTube samples and include their band director’s contact information.

MACJO was founded in 2009 as an initiative of the Cumberland Jazz Society. Effective August of 2016, MACJO became a division of the Jazz Academy of Music.  The purpose of the group is to provide aspiring collegiate musicians the opportunity to perform and network as a member of a premier collegiate jazz orchestra while contributing to the development of jazz audiences in the DC Metropolitan area and throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region. MACJO has performed at such notable venues as Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, The Kennedy Center, St. Peters Church (NYC), Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference in New Orleans, in addition to their annual April performance in Cumberland, MD. This is MACJO’s second year performing on the Ronnie Wells Main Stage at the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival in Rockville, Maryland.

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