February 22 & 23, 2024
The Kansas Intercollegiate Band is an auditioned group selected from recorded auditions submitted online. This ensemble holds a clinic and performance as part of the KMEA In-Service Workshop in even-numbered years.
Dear Kansas College and University Students,
On behalf of the Kansas Bandmasters Association, I am excited to extend a warm welcome to all of you who are considering auditioning for the Kansas Intercollegiate Band . This prestigious ensemble, comprised of the finest collegiate musicians from across the state, is a hallmark of the Kansas Music Educators Association’s In-Service Workshop.
The Kansas Intercollegiate Band is an auditioned group, selected from recorded auditions submitted online and adjudicated by Kansas college and university professors. This ensemble not only presents an opportunity for you to perform at the KMEA In-Service Workshop but also offers a platform for growth, learning, and networking with other musicians.
Rehearsals for this year’s intercollegiate band occur during the Kansas Music Educators Association In-Service Workshop on February 22 & 23, 2024 with the performance on February 23th. Complete audition information is linked below – please note that audition submissions are due no later than November 30th at 11:59 PM.
Your band director will provide you with specific instructions on how to upload your recorded audition.
Finally, I am thrilled to introduce Dr. Shelley Jagow as the conductor for the 2024 Kansas Intercollegiate Band. Dr. Jagow is a distinguished figure in the world of music and brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this year’s ensemble. As Professor of Music at Wright State University School of Music in Dayton, Ohio, she serves as the Director of Bands. Dr. Jagow’s impressive background and achievements make her the perfect conductor for this year’s ensemble. You can read her full bio which is linked below.
I wish you the best of luck with your auditions, and look forward to seeing the extraordinary talent that will comprise the 2024 Kansas Intercollegiate Band.
Shawn M. Knopp, Intercollegiate Band Chair
- October 18 – Festival Scores online portal opens to accept audition submissions
- November 30– Audition Deadline (by 11:59:59 PM)
- December 2 – Judging begins
- December 9 – Deadline for judges to finish assessments
- December 11 – 2024 KIB Band results posted & Participation Invoices Sent ($35 per student)
- January 8 – Music available
- February 1 – Participation fees due
- February 22 – 8:30AM, KIB members report for rehearsal @ Friends Univ. (Full Schedule sent later)
- February 23 – 2:45PM, KIB Concert at Century II
Woodwind and Brass players will record and submit 2 separate MP3 files as follows:
- English Folk Song Suite excerpts (detailed below)
- Full-range chromatic scale (slurred up and tongued down)
Percussionists will record and submit 3 separate MP3 files as follows:
- Snare Excerpt
- Mallet Excerpt
- Timpani Excerpt
Auditions are due no later than November 30, 2023 – 11:59 PM.
Students, please check with your band director first for instructions on how to submit your recordings.
(will be posted December 11th)
Dr. Shelley Jagow, Featured Conductor
Dr. Shelley Jagow is Professor of Music at Wright State University School of Music (Dayton, OH) where she serves as Director of Bands conducting both the Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony, and teaches conducting at the undergraduate and graduate level. She earned top honors in Music Education degrees from the University of Saskatchewan (Canada) and the University of Missouri (Columbia) where respective mentors include Marvin Eckroth, Dale Lonis, Martin Bergee and Wendy Sims. She earned her Ph. D. in Music Education at the Union Institute & University (Cincinnati) where Colonel Timothy Foley, Frank Battisti, and Edward Wingard served as her mentors. In addition to studies in education, saxophone and conducting, Shelley earned the Certificate in Piano Performance IX from the Royal Conservatory of Music, and was previously nominated for both the “Robert J. Kegerreis Distinguished Professor of Teaching” Award and the “Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research” Award.
As an artist clinician with Conn-Selmer, Vandoren, Meredith Music, and GIA Music, “Dr. J” enjoys working with school bands and presents clinics, performances, adjudications, and serves as honor band conductor at various state, national and international conferences and events. Venues include locations in various states/provinces/countries: Alberta, British Columbia, California, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Italy, Manitoba, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Rhode Island, Saskatchewan, Scotland, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington D.C.; including conferences such as State Music Educators Conferences, the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA), the International Society for Music Education (ISME), the College Music Symposium (CMS), the World Saxophone Congress, and the United States Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium.
Shawn Knopp- Intercollegiate Band Chair