Wyoming Arts Council

41st Kinser Jazz Festival

The Casper College Kinser Jazz Festival mission is to promote jazz education in Wyoming. It strives to foster and celebrate greater cultural awareness and diversity within the community.

In concert Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. in the John F. Welsh Auditorium at Natrona County High School, catch Australia’s “The Idea of North.” As a quartet of vocalists, their voices are their instruments: soprano, alto, tenor, and bass, with a little bit of vocal percussion thrown in. Their sound and style is distinct, yet they cross many musical genres: jazz, folk, gospel, pop, classical, even comedy, and so defy categorization. They are the first non-U.S. group to win The Harmony Sweepstakes, the largest and most prestigious international open acapella competition in the world. Tickets are $15.

High school and junior high/middle school ensembles perform in noncompetitive settings, with the option of receiving an assessment score and rating from adjudicators, who base their assessment on high, professional standards, which may not coincide with the standards of the Wyoming Music Educators Association.

Each ensemble is scheduled for a 30-minute public performance, which includes set up, a brief public clinic with an adjudicator, and a strike. Thereafter, each ensemble receives an additional 30-minute clinic with an adjudicator in a nonpublic setting. The ensemble receives the adjudicators’ written comments, rating scores (if required), and a digital video recording of the performance and clinic.
Casper College is an institutional member of the International Association of Jazz Educators and the National Association of Schools of Music.
Kinser Jazz Festival Committee:
Robert Kleinschmidt, Executive Director 268-2246 rkleinschmidt@caspercollege.edu
Patrick Patton, Vocal Director268-2603 ppatton@caspercollege.edu
Tracy Pfau, Instrumental Director268-2629 tpfau@caspercollege.edu
Deanna Dyer, Coordinator268-2606 ddyer@caspercollege.edu
Jean Tichenor, College Audition Coordinator268-2607 tichenor@caspercollege.edu
FMI information about the Kinser Jazz Festival, call (307) 268-2021 or contact Deanna Dyer at ddyer@caspercollege.edu or order online at www.caspercollege.edu/jazz. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover accepted.

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