Why join the IJEA?

Reason #1: All-District Jazz Bands!

November 14-15, 2015 - High School Students Only

Similar to IBA All-District Concert Bands, we are offering an application-based All-District Jazz Band for your high school students. This will take place one weekend before IBA has their All-District Concert Bands and will be hosted at two sites--we would love to expand to more sites for next year!

North Site: Noblesville High School - Led by Butler University's Matt Pivec

South Site: Whiteland High School - Led by University of Indianapolis' Freddie Mendoza

Applications are available now! Only IJEA members can submit their students for All-District Jazz Bands--the submission deadline is Friday, October 9, 2015.

Reason #2: All-State Big Band & Junior All-State Big Band!

January 13-15, 2016 at the IMEA Convention - Middle and High School Students

This year, we are thrilled to announce that the All-State Jazz Band is expanding in order to offer both a high-school-only All-State Big Band, as well as a Junior All-State Big Band for students in grades 7-9.

All-State Big Band Director: José Encarnacion

Junior All-State Big Band Director: Jim Decaro

Audition materials will be available beginning October 15, 2015. Only IJEA members can submit their students for All-State Jazz Bands--the submission deadline is Friday, November 20, 2015.

Reason #3: Director Opportunity with Jazz at Lincoln Center!

At this year's IMEA Conference, the All-State Jazz Concert will not only feature Indiana's best middle and high school jazz students, but it will also feature a Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member performing alongside our All-State students!

IJEA Members will also be able to attend our annual IJEA Meeting at the IMEA Convention, where we will host a session with a member from Jazz at Lincoln Center and Todd Stoll, VP of Education for Jazz at Lincoln Center.

This is the beginning of a wonderful partnership with one of the premier, jazz education powerhouses in the world!


By becoming a member, your middle and high school students can participate in IJEA's All-District and All-State Jazz ensembles, access our online jazz resources, and attend our annual IJEA Member Meeting at IMEA, where you can attend the session with Jazz at Lincoln Center members and VP Todd Stoll!

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  • Registration takes under two minutes
  • Membership is $30 and is payable by credit card or check
  • Your students will thank you for these amazing opportunities!