2019 Festival Registration Information

The registration for the 2019 festival is closed.

The 2019 Berklee High School Jazz Festival will be held on Saturday, January 26th at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA for vocal groups, combos and big bands. Registration for the 2019 Berklee High School Jazz Festival will open on BerkleeJazz.org on Monday, October 1st, 2018 at 12PM (EST). The registration period will end on Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 at 5PM (EST). Festival rules, including ensemble criteria, can be found HERE. The Festival registration forms can be found in your BerkleeJazz.org profile once available.

**Regarding the Vocal Classes. The 2019 High School Jazz Festival will be going back to just two classes, V1 and V2. V3 will be eliminated. We, unfortunately, have not been able to adequately fill up the vocal classes, which has caused holes in the schedule from insufficient participation. Going back to two vocal classes will most likely result in a wait list for classes V1 and V2 this year, so be sure to apply early.

The Festival is scheduled on a first come, first serve basis, so please plan on submitting your completed registration(s) as soon as possible. Classes fill up VERY quickly, and cancellations in the schedule are very infrequent. Receipt of registration by the deadline does not guarantee a performance spot. Please note that the registration fee is $200 per ensemble, and we do not accept checks. A credit card is required to complete the registration process. There will be no exceptions this year. Please prepare accordingly prior to October 1st to ensure a smooth registration. Large, combo and vocal ensembles should only be filled out by ensemble directors. It is the responsibility of the ensemble director to complete the registration in a timely manner. Partially completed registrations will not be considered. Please contact us with any questions regarding the registration at hsjazzfest@berklee.edu

Notifications regarding festival acceptance will be sent in early December. The registration fee for a group will be returned if your group is not scheduled, or if you choose to leave the wait list.  We are unable to determine who will be placed on a wait list until after the registration period is over, and we can tally up class sizes.  The Festival is scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.

If you have registered before, and have forgotten your password, it’s recommended that you login and reset it before the start of the registration. (Please do not create a duplicate account!)

Jazz Singer Showcase Category- Registration for our the Jazz Singer Showcase category will also open on October 1st at 12PM, and end on October 31st at 5PM for solo jazz singers. A $50 non-refundable application is required along with a video audition. This category is not scheduled by order of submission. Applications will be reviewed by the Festival Committee after the deadline, and finalists will be notified of acceptance into Round 2 on November 14th, 2018. Registration for this category must be submitted by the student applying, and not the band or vocal director. More information about this category can be found HERE


          January 26, 2019