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General Information

The Casper College Kinser Jazz Festival is a noncompetitive, educational event that allows junior high, middle school, high school, college, and university music programs the chance to perform for audiences and expert adjudicators.


At the Casper College Kinser Jazz Festival every group receives:
• 30-minute warm-up immediately preceeding
• 30-minute performance time which includes set-up and tear down
• 30-minute off-stage clinic with an adjudicator immediately following their performance
• either adjudicated comments and rating or comments only for their performance, based on the director's preference
• an USB with video files of your ensemble's performance and adjudicated clinic, and audio files of adjudicators' comments

Before the Festival

  • Review campus map for bus loading, unloading, and parking
  • Review Casper College's emergency notification procedures.
  • Submit your completed instrumental or vocal bibliography and stage set up forms online by Wednesday, February 4, 2015.

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Check-in Table

A clearly marked check-in table is set up in the Music Building Atrium for check-in during the festival.
• check in on your performance day no later than 30 minutes before your performance time
• submit the two copies of the scores your ensemble(s) will be performing
• have all of your questions answered by the knowledgeable attendant
• an assigned guide will lead your ensemble through the entire rotation 


The Casper College Kinser Jazz Festival does not provide storage for coats, cases, etc. Leave them on your bus.

Stage Set-up

The basic stage set-up will be in place unless you complete the appropriate Stage Set-up Form. The completed Stage Set-up Form must be completed and submitted by Wednesday, February 4, 2015. 


The festival provides the following equipment:
Instrumental ensembles - risers, music stands and chairs, piano, electric bass and guitar amp, bass amp, drum set, vibes, conga drums, timbales, and a sound technician
• Vocal ensembles - risers, piano, electric bass amp, drum set, PA system, up to 16 microphones, and a sound technician


Completed adjudication packets (including adjudicator comments and ratings or adjudicator comments only, soloist awards, and original scores) as well as the USB with all of the video and audio files will be available at the Registration table where you checked in not more than two hours after your performance. You are responsible for retrieving your packet. the Casper College Kinser Jazz Festival does not guarantee mailing your completed packet to your school after the festival.

Hospitality Room

Complimentary coffee and refreshments are available to directors in the Director's Hospitality Room, Music Building, room 130.

Campus Food Service

The Casper College Dining Hall is now located in the new Student Center and University of Wyoming at Casper Building (UU).  See campus map.


Casper College is not responsible for lost or stolen items. However, we will keep any lost or found items turned into us at the registration desks. Scores, if found, will be returned provided it is stamped with your school's name.


The safety of all campus employees and visitors is paramount. Please review the college's emergency notification channels. Sign up for mobile emergency alert notifications using "Casper College" as the site name.

Supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council, through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.



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