• Festival Highlights

  • A Unique Festival Experience

    The Mt. Hood Jazz Festival immerses students and directors in a three-day festival experience that showcases the journey of a musician from middle school to professional level.

    Your students will have the opportunity to:

    • Perform,
    • Receive valued feedback,
    • Receive an on-stage clinic,
    • Attend masterclasses specific to their instrument or a related topic,
    • Attend professional performances by leading regional and national jazz artists!

    In addition, this festival offers:

    • Access to masterclasses and performances by local professionals and our guest headliner,
    • Performances by Mt. Hood Community College Jazz Ensemble and jazz faculty ensembles,
    • Options to qualifying for the Oregon State Jazz Championships,
    • Divisions for High School Big Bands and Combos,
    • Divisions for Middle School Big Bands and Combos,
    • Options to perform for ratings or "comments only,"
    • On-stage clinics with adjudicators immediately after you perform,
    • A taste of the local community with vendors and food trucks,
    • Constructive recorded and written feedback on your ensemble’s performance,
    • A positive musical experience that will energize your students and your program!

    Help your students plan their festival experience by mapping out which performances and masterclasses they will attend!