The Tallcorn Jazz Festival and Sinfonian Dimensions in Jazz (SDIJ) Concerts will be held on Thursday, February 16th and Friday, February 17th, 2023.

The Tallcorn Jazz Festival is proud to offer an outstanding educational experience for your jazz ensemble(s), complete with a great performance space, written and verbal feedback from professional jazz musicians and teachers, a 25-minute clinic from a top-notch educator, and a chance to hear from our SDIJ guest artist, Anat Cohen!

  • Please submit your registration by December 15th, 2022.
  • Please complete this form separately for each group if your school is participating with more than one ensemble.
  • NEW: We are pleased to offer packages this year that include SDIJ Concert Tickets for the director and each member of the registered band (Thursday night for 2A and 3A bands; Friday night for 1A and 4A bands). Please consider taking advantage of this offer and staying for the evening concert featuring UNI Jazz Band One and the SDIJ Guest Artist!

$125 Comments Only
$175 Competition (no tickets)
$175 Comments Only + Tickets
$225 Competition + Tickets

*The entry fee is not refundable after February 1st.

NEW: For the first time ever, the Tallcorn Jazz Festival Awards Ceremony will take place during the intermission of the SDIJ Concert. The concert will begin at 7 p.m., and intermission is expected to happen around 7:45-8 p.m.

T-shirts: please ask that each member of your participating band complete the short form found here in order to receive a complimentary t-shirt the day of the festival. 

Any questions can be directed to our student festival coordinators at tallcornjazzfest@gmail.com and/or Chris Merz (chris.merz@uni.edu) and Mike Conrad (michael.conrad@uni.edu).

Tallcorn Jazz Festival Registration

Please note: all 3A competition slots have been filled.
Please fill out a separate form for each band you are registering
Please note "+ tickets" means SDIJ Concert Tickets for the director and each member of the registered band -- Thursday night for 2A and 3A bands; Friday night for 1A and 4A bands.

Credit card payments are preferred. If you must make payment by check, click the "submit and proceed to credit card payment form" button below to submit your registration, and close out of the payment page. Please contact Tammy.Hook@uni.edu to notify her that you are paying by check, and mail the check to 115 Russell Hall Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0246 attn: Tammy Hook.