Tallcorn Jazz Festival - Registration

Registration for the 2024 Tallcorn Jazz Festival is now closed, with all slots filled.

The 2025 festival will be held on Thursday, February 20th (2A/3A Schools) and Friday, February 21st (1A/4A) with 'Sinfonian Dimensions in Jazz' Concerts both nights. We plan to open registration on October 1st, 2024.

The Tallcorn Jazz Festival and Sinfonian Dimensions in Jazz (SDIJ) Concerts will be held on Thursday, February 15th and Friday, February 16th, 2024.

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 30-minute clinic from a top-notch educator, and a chance to hear from our SDIJ guest artists, Mike Stern and Leni Stern!

  • Registration is still open for 1A bands only! NOTE: 2A, 3A, 4A and out-of-state entries are all full and now closed. 
  • Please submit your registration by November 17th, 2023.
  • Please complete this form separately for each group if your school is participating with more than one ensemble.
  • Registration/Ticket Bundles: Like last year, we are offering packages 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!

$130 Comments Only
$180 Competition (no tickets)
$190 Comments Only + Tickets
$240 Competition + Tickets

*The entry fee is not refundable after January 15th.

AWARDS: The Tallcorn Awards Ceremony will once again 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).