Dakota Combo Auditions September 7 at MacPhail

2012-13 Dakota Combo pictured during workshop with drummer Francisco Mela

The audition date for the 2013-14 Dakota Combo has been set for Saturday, September 7 at 12 p.m. Auditions will take place at the MacPhail Center for Music in Downtown Minneapolis. 

2012-13 Dakota Combo pictured with drummer Francisco Mela

2012-13 Dakota Combo pictured during workshop with drummer Francisco Mela

The Dakota Combo is an all-star ensemble of jazz musicians, grades 9-12, selected through open auditions to rehearse and perform under the direction of MacPhail Jazz Coordinator and renowned bassist Adam Linz. All tuition covered through partnership with the Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education.

In addition to biweekly rehearsals at MacPhail and performances at concert, club, and festival venues, Combo musicians attend clinics, tour area schools, and work with guest artists throughout the school year.

Graduates have gone on to prestigious music programs at Berklee College of Music, the New England Conservatory, New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, the Brubeck Institute, Oberlin Conservatory, Lawrence Conservatory, Northwestern University, Michigan State University, U of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and more.

For more information about auditions and the Dakota Combo, contact Adam Linz at gro.l1495509412iahpc1495509412am@ma1495509412da.zn1495509412il1495509412. Music educators, please help notify your students by posting this 2013-14 audition flyer

The Dakota Combo is a program of the MacPhail Center for Music in partnership with the Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education.

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