The 28th Annual Vocal Jazz Festival

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Kirkland Fine Arts Center

Featured Artists will be Groove for Thought!  Members of GFT will also be the clinicians throughout the day.  A special evening performance featuring Groove for Thought, along with OneVoice, will start at 7:30p.  Tickets are only $5 per person for participating ensembles.  GFT is one of the most amazing vocal jazz groups around today.  You don't want to miss this opportunity to see them live.  Check out their website and listen to their music!


OneVoice is the flagship ensemble of the vocal jazz program at Millikin University. The group has been invited to perform at various educational conferences and collegiate jazz festivals in the United States, including the American Choral Director’s Association (ACDA) international convention [2008], Jazz Educator’s Network [2012 & 2016], ACDA Central Division Conference [2002 & 2012], IAJE international convention in New York City (2001) and San Diego (1989), and six times at the Illinois State Music Educator's Association state conference in Peoria. OneVoice has traveled and performed in the Dominican Republic four times and most recently in Santiago, Chile. This Spring, they will be traveling to Buenos Aires, Argentina for a series of concerts at the Universidad de Lanus. Over the years, OneVoice has consistently been recognized as one of the premier collegiate vocal jazz groups in the United States, most recently by DownBeat Magazine in its June 2015 issue. OneVoice's sixth recording, "Freedom is a Voice", is available at, or buy it on iTunes.

Festival Information

Participating Schools (REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED!)

Rochelle Township HS (2)
Hononegah HS (2)
Niles North HS (3)
Peoria Notre Dame HS
Illinois Wesleyan University
Cary-Grove HS
Kirkwood HS (MO) - (2)
Minooka Community HS
Sparta HS (WI) - (2)
Parkway West HS (MO) - (2)
Limestone Community HS (2)
Plainfield North HS
Rolla Choral Arts Society (MO) - (2)