The 27th Annual Vocal Jazz Festival

Saturday, February 20, 2016
Kirkland Fine Arts Center

Vocal Jazz Festival


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.

Distinguished clinicians

Festival Information

Entry Form

Participating Schools [1.22.16]

  • Rochelle Township HS - 2 ensembles
  • Notre Dame HS (Peoria)
  • Limestone Community HS - 2 ensembles
  • Kirkwood HS (MO) - 2 ensembles
  • St. Charles East HS
  • Cary-Grove HS
  • Elmhurst College - 2 ensembles
  • Tiffin University
  • Rolla Choral Arts Society (Rolla, MO) - 2 ensembles
  • Minooka Community HS
  • Kansas City Kansas CC - 2 ensembles
  • Central HS (Champaign)