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HONORS JAZZ PROGRAM
Bass, Drums, Guitar, Piano, Voice, and Winds

If you want to be surrounded 24/7 with students from all over the US and other countries, who love playing jazz - THEN - this is the place for you! You won't want to miss being a part of our NEW Classical/Crossover Orchestra, conducted by UM Frost School of Music's Scott Flavin!

See our 2020 Virtual Classical Concert Performance below.

Honors Jazz Ensemble



Classical/Crossover Orchestra


Directed by Martin Bejerano, Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano at the Frost School of Music.

Study Improv with the Pros!

Learn what is offered at the Frost School of Music!

AUDITION TO BE SELECTED FOR THIS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO BE COACHED BY OUR WORLD - RENOWNED HONORS FACULTY...

Program Length

2 weeks

Dates

July 5 - July 16

Hours

10:00 am - 4:45 pm (Lunch Break from 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm)

Age Range

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

Registration Fee

$35

Tuition

$1,075

TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS

All classes will be conducted on online.

PERFORMING ENSEMBLE CLASSES and THEIR FINAL CONCERT

The daily performance ensembles will be taught in instrument specific groups. Our faculty will coach campers on their ensemble parts. Honors Jazz students will be coached by both their instrumental teachers and our Honors Jazz faculty. They will also receive their parts for the Crossover Orchestra to prepare for the final concert. Campers will need to record their parts on their home device and email it to the camp. Their camp teacher will guide campers through this process.

REQUIREMENTS

  • For Winds, Piano, Bass, Guitar, and Drum students entering grades 9-12. (extremely talented younger students are welcome to apply.)
  • Vocalists should submit 2 songs of contrasting styles.
  • 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: youngmusicianscamp@gmail.com
  • Winds, Piano, 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.
  • *There is limited enrollment for bass, drums, and piano.

MEET OUR FACULTY

Click Here to meet our Faculty.

HONORS JAZZ PROGRAM: Honors Instrumental Track and Honors Jazz Vocal Track
Note: There are 2 tracks in this program: Honors Jazz Instrumental and Honors Jazz Vocal. When you register, select the track that applies to you.
DAILY SCHEDULE (10:00 A.M. - 4:45 P.M.)

10:00 - 11:00

JAZZ STYLES AND TECHNIQUE:
Jazz Guitar, Woodwind, Brass, and Rhythm Section (piano, bass, drums) Students will meet as a group to delve into the styles of different jazz forms, and will divide up by instrument to discuss specific techniques that apply to advanced jazz players.

VOCAL SEMINAR:
Students will learn about healthy vocal habits, techniques for singing in contemporary vocal styles, and practical application of technique for singing repertoire. Learn what makes a vocalist great - performance strategies, audition techniques. Taught in master class style - each campers will have the opportunity to perform a solo of their choice.

11:15 - 12:15

HONORS JAZZ THEORY and IMPROV

12:15 - 1:15

LUNCH BREAK

1:15 - 2:15

Recording/Music Production: for jazz musicians

2:30 - 3:30

SMALL JAZZ GROUPS:
Instrumentalists will rehearse their parts daily in instrument specific classes. Vocalists will rehearse their parts to be put together in a jazz vocal ensemble.

3:45 - 4:45

HONORS JAZZ ENSEMBLE

HONORS JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE: vocalists will have the opportunity to sing with the ensemble, as well as study advanced jazz vocal technique and improvisation.

PRIVATE LESSONS

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.

HOW TO APPLY

On the Home Page, Click on the Session and Program that you are interested in. Review the Program Description, including the Daily Schedule to learn about the classes offered. If your program has 2 or 3 different tracks, make sure you know which track you want before you register. Most of the time, the track is related to your child's instrument. Make sure you know the e-mail address of your music teacher. Decide if you want to add an optional class and/or a private lesson for an additional fee. Follow these steps to Register:

  • Click on the "Register Here" Link for the Track that applies to you on the bottom of the Page of the Program you select . The Link will take you to the Session Selection Page and the Cart for your Program. There is no need to filter or search for your Program on the Session Selection Page as long as you used the correct "Register Here" Link for your specific Program. Click on "View more details" to see the details for your Session.
  • On the Session Selection Page, Click on the "ADD TO CART" Link for your Program. Make sure the Program Name and Track are correct. Your Program will automatically move into "YOUR SHOPPING CART". Click on the CONTINUE Link in the Shopping Cart, which will take you to the Registration Information Page where you can begin the registration process.
  • Complete the following information to Register.
    • Section 1: Enter Your Email Address and Click "NEXT". Please review and accept the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Click NEXT.
    • Section 2: Enter Participants & Options. Complete the required Participant Information. "Session Options" for your program will be pre-selected. Additional classes offered appear as "Optional Classes" and may be selected by checking the appropriate Box or Boxes. Click CONTINUE.
    • Section 3: Please complete the Registration Forms, including the Waivers and Agreements, and sign your Digital Signature. Click "CONTINUE TO CART".
  • Review Cart & Check out. Review the accuracy of the "ORDER DETAILS" and "CHECK OUT". Select "Pay $0.00 now", and then Pay Balance manually. PLEASE DO NOT PAY USING THE REGISTRATION SYSTEM during CHECK OUT.
  • Click COMPLETE and you will receive a Confirmation E-mail with the details of your Order.
  • Payment should be made only from the Home Page of the Website. After you complete the registration process and receive your Confirmation e-Mail--return to the Home Page. In the upper right hand corner is a "Pay Here" button. The University of Miami only accepts credit cards. A $100 deposit is required to reserve your child's place. This includes your $35 non-refundable deposit. There will be NO refunds issued except for a documented medical emergency. All balances must be paid in full by June 1.
  • You will receive an e-mail confirmation when your payment has been processed.
  • If you have any questions about the Camp and the Programs offered or How to Apply, please e-mail the Camp at youngmusicianscamp@gmail.com or call 305-498-4925.

Register Here (select the Track that applies to you):