The Concordia Vocal Jazz Festival is an annual event that features Concordia Vocal Jazz I & II, an engaging and effective clinician, and vocal jazz ensembles from across the region. Past guest artists have included Jeremy Fox, Jerry Rubino, Ryan Howe, The New York Voices, Justin Binek, Rosana Eckert, and Tobi Crawford.

The 2023 Vocal Jazz Festival will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. Each participating ensemble will have a 30-minute on-stage performance/clinic with one member of säje followed by a 30-minute off-stage clinic with another member. The evening before, on Feb. 10, säje will perform a concert on campus through Concordia Cultural Events. Ensembles participating in the Vocal Jazz Festival will have an opportunity to add tickets for this concert onto their registration.

For more information, please email Vocal Jazz Student Director Kathryn Gubrud.

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"Desert Song" by säje

2023 Concordia Vocal Jazz Festival Schedule

Note: All events take place in Hvidsten Hall of Music

9-9:30 a.m. Registration
9:30-10 a.m. Champlin Park High School Rebelution Performance 
10:10-10:40 a.m. Hawley High School Pop Singers Performance
10:50-11:30 a.m.  Concordia Vocal Jazz I Performance
11:30-1:15 p.m. Lunch, campus tours
1:15-2:15 p.m. Improvisation Masterclass with säje
2:20-2:50 p.m. St. Mary's High School Blues Performance
3-3:40 p.m. Concordia Vocal Jazz II Performance
3:45-4:30 p.m.  Q&A Session with säje


Sara Gazarek, Amanda Taylor, Johnaye Kendrick, and Erin Bentlage form säje, which has rapidly become one of the most well-known and sought after vocal groups in vocal jazz.


Kathryn Gubrud

Student Director, Concordia Vocal Jazz

Wyatt Steinke

Manager for Choral Activities Music