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The Jazz Education Network Looking for Conference Submissions

Organization inviting submissions for performances and presentations at the 2023 JEN Conference, to be held Jan. 4-7 in Orlando, FL

John Clayton JEN 2013
John Clayton at the 2013 Jazz Education Network Conference in Atlanta (photo: Ed Berger)

The Jazz Education Network (JEN) has opened submissions for performances and presentations for the 2023 JEN Conference, to be held Jan. 4-7 in Orlando, Fla. Schools, community groups, and professionals can apply to perform at the conference. Presentations are broken down into two categories: clinic presentations (e.g., classroom teaching and education, composition/arranging, improvisation, technique, jazz industry/artist development, etc.) and research presentations. Note that applicants must be JEN Individual Members, Chapter Organizers, or Corporate/Institutional Members. Learn more about the application process here.

The JEN organization was founded by educators Lou Fischer and Mary Jo Papich in 2008, shortly after the dissolution of the International Association of Jazz Education. The first conference was held in St. Louis in 2010 and was attended by more than 1,500 jazz educators, students, and professionals. The organization would go on to host an annual conference that brought together the jazz education community. JEN currently has more than 4,000 members. Among its programs are the Jenerations Jazz Festival, the Young Composer Showcase, Sister in Jazz Collegiate Combo Competition, and other outreach efforts aimed at strengthening the field of jazz education. Learn more about the organization at jazzednet.org.