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HONORS JAZZ PROGRAM for Instrumentalists and Vocalists
Bass, Drums, Guitar, Piano, Strings, Voice, and Winds

If you want to be surrounded 24/7 with students from all over the US and other countries, if you think you may want to be a music major in a college like UM, if you know that performing is what you want to do - THEN - this is the place for you!

Directed by Ira Sullivan, trumpet, sax
With Brian Murphy, piano

Master classes with Frost School of Music Faculty

Study Improv with the Pros! Delve into the real meaning of jazz with Ira Sullivan - who played with Charlie Parker and others! Play in a small group with top players like yourself! Learn what is offered at the Frost School of Music!

Highly talented and motivated instrumentalists and vocalists are invited to apply to our HONORS HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ PROGRAM. This program includes classes for string players, vocalists, as well as traditional jazz instruments. You will play in a large group and a the special Honors Jazz Group. If you are also advanced in Jazz Theory, based on an evaluation on the first day of camp, you will be placed in our special Honors Jazz Theory class. You will have a techniques class, and a special Jazz Seminar which will feature guest artists.

Students in this program will get a taste of student life at the highly acclaimed Frost School of Music!


Program Length

2 weeks


Session B: July 13 - July 24


9:00 am - 4:30 pm (optional 6th class from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Age Range

Entering grades 9-12 in the fall (qualified younger students may also enroll).

Registration Fee

Prior to April 1: $40
After April 1: $75



Additional Dorm Program - not required for commuters. Includes room, board, and activities (for more info click here)



DEADLINE: This Program has limited enrollment. Qualified students are accepted within 2 weeks after submitting their audition. Applications submitted AFTER APRIL 30 will be placed on a waiting list. We encourage you to apply early.

  • For Winds, Piano, Bass, Guitar, Drums, and Voice students entering grades 9-12. (extremely talented younger students are welcome to apply. Please also consider auditioning for our Honors Intermediate Jazz Program in Session A - click here)
  • A recommendation from your music teacher.
  • An audition demo is required: 10-minute maximum. All auditions must be submitted as a high-quality video file or a YouTube link. Send your demos to:
  • Winds, Piano, Strings, and Guitar: submit the following 2 selections:
  • A ballad: no longer than 1 chorus.
  • Improvisation: play the head and solo on a jazz standard. This may be submitted with either a live group or with a jazz play-along.
  • Bass: Play the melody to a blues selection, improvise for 1 chorus and demonstrate 2 choruses of a walking bass line.
  • Drums: Play time in the following styles: Slow Swing (mm= 100/quarter note) and fast swing (mm=200/quarter note). If possible, record this with a bass player or combo. Also include a short excerpt performing with a combo to demonstrate small group playing, including trading 4's.
  • Voice: Submit 2 contrasting songs in any of these styles: a swing tune, a jazz standard ballad, a Latin tune, or a pop song. All songs (except pop) must include at least 1 chorus of improvisation, accompanied by a piano accompanist or a jazz play-a-long.
  • *All bass, guitar, string, and wind players must bring their own instrument to Camp. Bass players and guitarists should also bring their amp, cable, and a cart. Pick-ups and amps for string players are highly suggested, vocalists should bring their own mic and XLR cable. Dorm participants may rent an amp from the camp.
  • *There is limited enrollment for bass, drums, and piano.

DAILY SCHEDULE (9:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.)

9:00 - 10:00

Honors Jazz Guitar, Woodwind, Brass, Contemporary Vocal, and Rhythm Section (piano, bass, drums)

10:15 - 11:15

based on a placement evaluation on the first day of camp

11:30 - 12:00

LUNCH (Lunch is included in the camp tuition)
In the UM Cafeteria, you will be able to select from the grill (hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries), salad bar, pizza, hot meal of the day, and the deli. Fresh fruits, desserts, and beverages are all included.

12:15 - 1:15

Faculty will discuss what makes a jazz combo swing, music biz and how to get gigs, the ins and outs of recording, performance strategies, All-State prep, faculty concert, talent show, master classes, panel discussions, jam sessions and more!

1:30 - 2:45

ENSEMBLE - Latin Jazz Ensemble
(strings will play in our Contemporary String Ensemble, vocalists will work with our faculty in the Honors Jazz Vocal Seminar)

3:00 - 4:30

Honors Jazz Ensemble: for all honors jazz instrumentalists
Honors Jazz Vocal Ensemble



4:40 - 5:40

OPTIONAL CLASSES (separate fees apply)
You really don't want to leave camp so soon...
Jazz Rock Jam: for instrumentalists and vocalists.
Chamber Music: for strings, winds, piano
Private Instruction: Individual lessons with the Camp faculty.


Private lessons given by our camp staff may be scheduled after regular dismissal. The lessons are one hour long and all of the instructors are part of our camp faculty. The classes are held daily except for the last day of the session. When you register, you can select the day that you want. The camp cannot re-schedule a missed private lesson.


Supervised before is available.
Before Care: 7:15 am - 9:00 am


Available from Broward, North Miami-Dade, and Miami Beach with sufficient enrollment. REQUESTS FOR THIS SERVICE MUST BE RECEIVED BY APRIL 15.


Click here to visit the Dormitory Program page.


  • Review the Daily Schedule to learn about the classes offered, and choose your Electives and Optional Classes.
  • The Camp will email our "Teacher Recommendation Form" to your child's music teacher. This is to confirm that your camper is in the correct level. Make sure you know the e-mail address of your school or private music teacher before you start to register.