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Illinois Music Education Conference

The Illinois Music Education Conference will be taking place at the Peoria Civic Center from January 25-28.

Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, January 25

Opening Night Concert - säje

The GRAMMY® nominated vocal supergroup, säje (rhymes with “beige”), is the brainchild of vocalist/composers Sara Gazarek, Amanda Taylor, Johnaye Kendrick, and Erin Bentlage. As individuals, each artist has crafted their own notable solo career, and now are delighted to bring their collective voices to this union, traversing a vast array of compelling original material, beloved jazz standards, and contemporary re-imaginings (The Bad Plus, YEBBA, Björk, etc)... Their highly anticipated debut album is expected to be released in Summer or Fall of 2022, and will feature new original work and compelling covers, highlighting collaborations with artists Jacob Collier, Terri Lyne Carrington, Ambrose Akinmusire, and more. The union of säje is rooted in the tradition of joy, curiosity, lush harmony, heart-felt expression, and profound sisterhood.

Peoria Civic Center Theater - 8 p.m.

Thursday, January 26

University Band Concert - Western Illinois University
Peoria Civic Center Theater - 8 p.m.

Friday, January 27

All-State Jazz Concert - All-State Jazz Band, All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Honors Jazz Combo, Honors Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Honors Jazz Band
Peoria Civic Center Theater - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 28

Elementary All-State Concert - All State Elementary Boys Chorus, All-State Elementary Girls Chorus
Peoria Civic Center Ballroom - 12 p.m.

All-State Band Concert
Peoria Civic Center Arena - 1:00 p.m.

Honors Concert
Peoria Civic Center Arena - 3:30 p.m.

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