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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.

2015-16 Academic Year


April 29-30, 2016 : WMEA State Solo and Ensemble Competition
For more information contact: Mark Lane

May 20-21, 2016: John Moawad Invitational Jazz Festival
For more information contact: Chris Bruya

June 26 - 30, 2016: Jazz Camp
For more information contact: Chris Bruya

July 5-9, 2016: Clarinet Camp
For more information contact: Joseph Brooks

July 10-14, 2016: Summer Band Camps
For more information contact: Dr. Todd Shiver

July 15-23, 2016: Kairos Lyceum
For more information contact: Tim Betts

July 2016: CWU "Sounds of Summer" Percussion Camp
For more information contact: Mark Goodenberger

July 24-30, 2016: Tacoma Youth Symphony Summer Orchestra Festival
For more information contact: Tacoma Youth Symphony

October 15, 2016: Sonata-Sonatina Festival
For more information contact: John Pickett

October 21-22, 2016Central Cello Celebration
for more information contact: John Michel

November 15-16, 2016 Fall Choral Classic Festival
For more information contact: Gary Weidenaar

Fall 2016: Regional Division National Trumpet Competition Trumpet Fest For more information contact: John Harbaugh

March 2-4, 2017Wind Ensemble Festival
For more information contact: Lewis Norfleet

March 9-10, 2017:  Orchestra Festival
For more information contact: Nikolas Caoile