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College of Arts and Humanities

Festivals and Camps

Throughout the year, the CWU Department of Music is host to a number of diverse music festivals which serve to promote a higher level of music education in the state of Washington.

These gatherings offer participating students and school groups the opportunity to perform for and with professionals who offer clinics, adjudications, and concerts. The students also are able to meet other groups from around the state and hear performances by CWU music ensembles. If you are a music educator please note the festival dates and coordinators as listed below.



March 5-7, 2020: Wind Ensemble Festival
For more information contact: Lewis Norfleet

March 12-13, 2020:  Orchestra Festival
For more information contact: Nikolas Caoile

April 24-25, 2020 : WMEA State Solo and Ensemble Competition
For more information contact the WMEA.

May 15-16, 2020: John Moawad Invitational Jazz Festival
For more information contact: Chris Bruya

July 12-16, 2020  Summer Band Camps
For more information contact: Paul Bain

July 17-18, 2020 (tentative): CWU "Sounds of Summer" Percussion Camp
For more information contact: Mark Goodenberger

July 20-25, 2020: Jazz Camp
For more information contact: Chris Bruya

Summer 2020: Tacoma Youth Symphony Summer Orchestra Festival
For more information contact: Tacoma Youth Symphony

2020-21 Academic Year

October, 2020: Central Cello Celebration
for more information contact: John Michel

October, 2020: Sonata-Sonatina Festival
For more information contact: John Pickett

November 2020: Regional Division National Trumpet Competition  & Trumpet Fest
For more information contact: John Harbaugh

November 17-18, 2020: Fall Choral Classic Festival
For more information contact: Gary Weidenaar


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