SV jazz singers take part in the festival – Butler Eagle

Twenty-nine students from the Seneca Valley Band have been selected by solo audition to perform at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District Jazz Festival at Slippery Rock University on February 18-19.

The Seneca Valley jazz singers participated in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association’s District Jazz Festival held last month at Slippery Rock University.

A district press release says 29 students were selected via solo audition.

The festival was comprised of three jazz ensembles, with Seneca Valley sending the most students of the participating districts.

Guest conductors included Dr. Leigh Pilzer, a Washington DC-based saxophonist and arranger who has toured nationally and internationally as a member of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra; Dr. David Glover, head of the music department and percussion instructor at Slippery Rock University; and Clint Bleil, freelance saxophonist in the Pittsburgh area and assistant professor of music at Washington and Jefferson College.

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