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Jazz Ensembles


Four levels of performance bands and one lab band:


  • Literature from a variety of stylistic periods for large jazz ensemble will be rehearsed and performed. Students will gain experience in ensemble playing as well as improvisation.

  • Open to all jazz band instruments (trumpet, trombone, alto/tenor/bari sax, bass, guitar, drum set; keyboard provided)

  • Auditions during check-in on Saturday

  • Performance on Thursday night (sorry, we cannot accommodate parental attendance for this performance).


Jazz Improvisation 

Three levels of classes, based on experience:


  • Interested campers will be exposed to and gain experience in musical expression through improvisation. Students with little or no experience are also encouraged to register for this course.

  • Open to all wind and string players and pianists (keyboard provided)

  • Percussionists may not enroll UNLESS they play a melodic/harmonic percussion instrument (vibraphone, marimba, etc.)

  • Performances throughout the week

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