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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.


2018-19 Academic Year

April 26-27, 2019 : WMEA State Solo and Ensemble Competition
For more information contact the WMEA.

May 17-18, 2018John Moawad Invitational Jazz Festival
For more information contact: Chris Bruya

July 7-11, 2019 (tebtative) Summer Band Camps
For more information contact: Lewis Norfleet

July 22-27, 2019: Jazz Camp
For more information contact: Chris Bruya

July 19-20, 2019: CWU "Sounds of Summer" Percussion Camp
For more information contact: Mark Goodenberger

July, 28 - August 3, 2019: Tacoma Youth Symphony Summer Orchestra Festival
For more information contact: Tacoma Youth Symphony


October 19, 2019: Sonata-Sonatina Festival
For more information contact: John Pickett

November 4, 2019: Regional Division National Trumpet Competition Trumpet Fest
For more information contact: John Harbaugh

November 19-20, 2019: Fall Choral Classic Festival
For more information contact: Gary Weidenaar

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

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

2020-21 Academic Year

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


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