student jazz musicians perform on stage at the summer symposium at ball state


Festival Date
Saturday, March 4, 2018

Now in its 44th year, the Dimensions in Jazz Festival attracts over 35 high school jazz bands annually. The bands participate in jazz band and combo competitions as well as clinics. The day ends with an evening concert featuring the two winning bands from the day’s competition and the Ball State Jazz Lab Ensemble with special guest artists. Ball State Jazz faculty and invited guests present clinics and judge the competitions.


Guest Artists

Guest artist information will be announced in the early Fall.


If you’d like your high school jazz band to participate in the festival, please email Mark Buselli, director of jazz studies at Ball State University.

female saxophone player practices on stage

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