NOTE: We have requested administrative approval to hold the 2022 Jazz Festival, but don't expect the full green light to be given before mid-December. We are planning on holding the 2022 Festival on our Concert Hall stage, but an outdoor campus venue is possible too, as the weather is quite nice in April!


The educational component of the Oceanside Jazz Festival takes place over two weekends and is open to all middle school, high school, college, and community vocal jazz ensembles and jazz bands. Each school should fill out a registration form for each participating ensemble.


Each ensemble has the opportunity to perform in a supportive non-competitive environment. Professional clinicians provide taped and written commentary and each group receives a DVD of their performance. Each group is allotted 20 minutes on stage and 30 minutes for a clinic by one of our professional educators. The festival dedicates separate rooms for pre-performance warm up and post-performances. In addition, workshops and clinics on various topics will be featured throughout the festival. 


The vocal side of the festival uses an unique ‘flight’ system to keep the festival flowing smoothly and ensure audiences for every single choir. Choirs will be assigned performance slots in groups in three, and all three choirs will have the same warm-up time and post-performance critique time (in separate rooms, of course). Choirs are expected to be in the performance room for all three performances, and the exact performance order within your flight will be determined the day of the festival. Our festival is entirely integrated by level - we do not have just high schools on Friday, just colleges on Saturday, etc. 


All choir and band performances take place in the MiraCosta Concert Hall (capacity 420 people). Rhythm section equipment (drum set, bass amp, and guitar amp) and sound technicians will be provided for both instrumental and vocal ensembles. The Concert Hall will be equipped with up to 24 wireless microphones for the vocal festival. There will also be a rehearsal room available for choirs needing house rhythm section accompaniment (we can provide rhythm section players for a fee).


Tickets to the evening concerts featuring MiraCosta jazz ensembles and special guest artists will be on sale to the public. We encourage ensemble directors to purchase your concert tickets when you send in your registration fee to ensure the best price and availability, and allow your ensemble to be seated together.

Registration and payment of fees must be completed to ensure a spot in the festival. Group performance preferences will be assigned in the order of payment received. Specific performance times will be assigned 2-3 weeks before the festival.


Oceanside Jazz Festival Important Dates: 


  • January 1, 2022: Choir registration opens

  • February 1, 2022: Vocal Group Deadline to Register & Pay Group Fees / Minimum Deposit 

  • February 25, 2021: Deadline to receive 100% refund (vocal)

  • February 25, 2021: Last day to purchase and pay for concert tickets through festival

  • March 1, 2021: Concert tickets go on sale to the general public

  • March 5, 2021: Balance of festival fees due / deadline to receive partial refund (vocal)

  • April 7-9, 2021: 16th Annual Oceanside Jazz Festival - Vocal

  • December 1, 2022:  Registration opens for the 17th Annual OJF

Our festival registration options have been streamlined for your convenience.  SAVE and get a $75 registration discount with the purchase of 15 or more discounted concert tickets per choir. Choir registration and deadline is January 15, but spots will likely fill well before that date.


Choir Registration Fee = $350

Individual Concert Tickets = $20 each



Choir Registration Fee = $275 ($75 savings)

Group Concert Tickets = $15 each (25% discount)

**Requires minimum registration deposit of $500 ($275 choir fee + minimum purchase of 15 concert tickets @ $15 each). 

We recognize that your exact number of participants can change...after registering with the choir discount package, you will be allowed to increase or decrease your concert ticket order by up to five tickets per school (minimum 15 tickets / demand permitting). Confirm final concert ticket numbers by February 19 and pay balance of fees by March 5.


If you withdraw from the festival before the 100% refund deadline, you will receive a full refund of fees, including registration and concert tickets.


Cancellation after the 100% refund deadline, but before or on the last day to receive partial refunds: no refund of registration fees, 50% refund on concert tickets, 50% discount on festival registration for 2023 Oceanside Jazz Festival.


Cancellation after the last day to receive partial refunds: no refund of registration fees or concert tickets, 50% discount on festival registration for 2023 Oceanside Jazz Festival.


Due to college policy, notification of your withdrawal from the festival must be documented by an email request or other physical correspondence.


2023: TBA

2024: TBA