Performing groups present concerts each quarter, at various locations on and off campus,
often with musical groups from other schools or from the community. Performing ensembles
have toured in Canada, Mexico, Japan, Korea, China, and Hawaii.
Each January, Clark music students also experience first-hand the many activities involved in producing a major musical event as the college hosts the annual Clark College Jazz Festival. More than 80 high school bands and vocal jazz choirs from throughout the Northwest and Canada come to the campus to compete in this nationally recognized event. Clark jazz musicians perform during the three-day event, and all participants have the opportunity to interact with the professional musicians and educators who come to Vancouver as guest performers and adjudicators for the festival.
Music will enhance your experience here at Clark. It will help complete the balance between learning a career and the need to express your creativity and passion. Making music together with other Clark musicians will bind you into a community.
Designed to promote the choral arts, with expert clinicians creating an encouraging atmosphere of learning, the festival is open to middle and high school choral groups including concert and chamber choirs and vocal jazz ensembles.
The festival attracts over 60 middle and high school instrumental jazz ensembles for the three day competitive festival. During the day, groups perform to an esteemed panel of adjudicators made up of renowned jazz educators and performers for the privilege of returning to perform in the evening finals competition where they will be ranked for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
The Clark College Music Department presents extraordinary concerts and programs throughout the year for the college community and the greater community.