All New England Jazz Festival at PSU March 27

March 15th, 2012 by Elizabeth

High School Musicians from Across New England

PLYMOUTH, N.H.—The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Plymouth State University will host the annual All New England Jazz Festival for high school students March 27 at the Silver Center for the Arts.

The day-long program of workshops and rehearsals concludes with a 5 p.m. concert in Hanaway Theatre, directed by Festival Conductor Chris Vadala.

Vadala is a professor, conductor and director of the jazz studies program at the University of Maryland School of Music. One of the country’s foremost woodwind artists, he is in demand as a jazz/classical performer and educator.

The Plymouth State University Jazz Ensemble will also take the stage for the concert.

High School participating are Dover (NH), Bellows Falls Union (VT), Nute (NH), Dedham (Mass), Salem (NH), Scituate (RI), Newfound Regional (NH), Plymouth (NH), Hollis-Brookline (NH), Laconia (NH), Kennett (NH), Bishop Hendricken (RI), and Franklin (NH).

Tickets for the concert are $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869.

For information contact Professor Mark Stickney,

General information about PSU events is online at ThisWeek@PSU,