Monthly Archives: October 2017

Vocal Jazz Festival: David von Kampen (Vocal Jazz R&R)

The NCDA Vocal Jazz Festival will be Monday, March 19 at Columbus High School. The clinician is John Stafford, the Director of Choral Music at Kansas City Kansas Community College. The registration form will be available soon.
We are also excited to announce that Matt Falker, director of vocal jazz at MiraCosta College in Oceanside, CA, will be the clinician for the Nebraska All State Jazz Choir this July. More information about auditions for this ensemble will be available in the coming months.
As always, email David ( or Celeste ( with any questions about either of these events.

So You Want to Start a Choral Festival: Sara Cowan (Women’s R&R)

Last month, after only a few weeks of preparation, Georg Getty, David Groth, and I hosted the first ever Omaha Public Schools Men’s Chorus Festival. It was a learning experience for all of us, but it ended up being a mostly successful, if exhausting, event, so as we reflect and evaluate and plan for next year, I thought it might be helpful to jot down our process:

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