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16th Annual Jazzschool Summer Youth Program


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”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.

Ensemble directors this year will be announced soon! We’ll also be featuring numerous inspiring guest instructors each week.

Jazz Ensemble
Funk Ensemble
New Orleans Brass Band
Visiting clinicians and performers
Jam Sessions
Jazz Theory
Private Lessons

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 rob@cjc.edu

Refund policy: Jazzschool Summer Youth Program tuition includes a $100 non-refundable deposit (per week). No refunds are allowed after May 15, 2016. All refund requests must be submitted in writing by emailing rob@cjc.edu.



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“It’s the only place that I know of that offers such high level jazz ensembles for middle/high school students. Last year, my school music program was not challenging enough for me and so I loved being involved in the High School Jazz Ensemble!”