Vocal Jazz

Jazz Students singing jazz



    OneVoice is the flagship ensemble of the vocal jazz program in the School of Music. Over the years, OneVoice has consistently been recognized as one of the premier collegiate vocal jazz groups in the United States. From the swing classics of the past to contemporary fusion, OneVoice blends traditional jazz with the leading edges of the genre, regularly collaborating with new artists. OneVoice continues to tour and perform regularly. In 2024, students and faculty won three DownBeat Magazine Student Music Awards. Big Blue student Starling Merideth, Vocal Jazz Ensemble OneVoice, and the Millikin Audio Recording Service (MARS) received honors from the legendary jazz publication. They were also invited to perform at the 2022 Jazz Education Network National Conference in Dallas, TX and the 2023 Illinois Music Educators Convention.