Jazz Ensemble tunes up for PMEA Conference

For Immediate Release:  March 16, 2015

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University’s Jazz Ensemble will perform for the first time at the Pennsylvania Music Educator Association’s (PMEA) annual conference in Hershey.

Twenty-five BU students will perform on Thursday, March 26, from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, selected from 130 entries. Led by Stephen Clickard, professor of music and director of BU’s Center for Visual and Performing Arts, the Jazz Ensemble is made up of students majoring in music and other disciplines.

During the PEMA concert, the Jazz Ensemble will perform a world premiere of new material and arrangements written by Clickard. The performance will also feature Nelson Hill, saxophone instructor at BU, in a duet with Charlie Bryant, saxophonist and senior music major from Philadelphia.

Upcoming BU Jazz Ensemble Performances

  • BU Research Day, Friday, April 24, 3 p.m., BU’s Academic Quad
  • Pops Concert, Sunday, April 26, 2 p.m., Knoebels Amusement Resort
  • European tour, including performances at the Montreux Jazz Festival, from July 4 to 18

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.