”It was a refreshing experience to learn with kids that wanted to play music and develop as musicians as much as I did. Also the teachers were some of the best I’ve ever had. They really seemed to enjoy teaching us and put a lot of time and effort into the camp. This experience truly inspired me to continue in music.” – Summer Youth Program Student
Open to all instrumentalists entering 7th – 10th grades
Two Five-Day Sessions!
June 19 – 23 and June 26 – 30, 2017
Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 3 pm
All-camp performances each Friday evening at 6pm
Students develop skills in ensemble playing, music reading, improvisation, instrumental technique, rhythm, jazz theory and more.
The ensemble programs are at the core of the Summer Youth Program curriculum. In each session students develop instrumental technique, section skills including blend, intonation and phrasing, ear training, reading and improvisation. The ensemble directors introduce students to a range of music drawn from jazz and related traditions, focusing both on historically important pieces (the songs we think every up and coming musician should know!) and on more contemporary material.
Week One Ensemble Directors
Colin Hogan – Jazz Ensemble
Joe Bagale – Funk Ensemble
Omar Ledezma – Latin Percussion Ensemble
Week Two Ensemble Directors
Kasey Knudsen – Jazz Ensemble
Henry Hung – Brass Band
Jason Levis – Original Composition Ensemble
We’ll also be featuring numerous inspiring guest instructors each week.
New Orleans Brass Band
Visiting clinicians and performers
Prerequisite: Some facility on your instrument.
Tuition • $495 per week or $900 for both weeks
Registration is now open! Please complete the form below to start the enrollment process.
For additional information please contact Jazzschool Summer Youth Program Director Rob Ewing at 510.845.5373 x 14 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Refund policy: $100 per week of camp and intensive tuition is non-refundable; the remainder is refundable only until 30 days prior to the start of the program. No exceptions please! Please note: Refunds may take up to 30 days to process. All refund requests must be submitted in writing by emailing email@example.com.