Registration is now open!

Honors Intermediate Jazz Program
Bass, Drums, Guitar, Piano, and Winds

Imagine yourself playing JAZZ and exploring new things on the beautiful University of Miami Frost School of Music campus...

If you are entering grades 5-8 and are an advanced player for your age, then we invite you to audition for our NEW HONORS INTERMEDIATE JAZZ PROGRAM!

And join us this summer to immerse yourself in Jazz!

Program Length

2 weeks (Monday - Friday)


Session A: June 29 - July 10


9:00 am - 3:45 pm (optional 6th class from 4:00 - 5:00 pm)

Age Range

Entering grades 5-8 in the fall (Younger students who qualify with a Teacher Recommendation may also apply)

Registration Fee

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


$925. Includes daily hot lunch and camp t-shirt.


The goal of this program is for campers to have a better feel for how the pros play JAZZ! They will get to play in 2 Honors Jazz Combos and also have a special Honors Theory Class where they will work together to compose an original piece. All of our JAZZ faculty are both performers and educators who are dedicated to giving campers the best experience possible! And don't forget to save the date - we end camp with a concert where every camper performs with their band!


  • Entering grades 5-8 in the fall / ages 12-17.
  • Audition - see requirements below

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, students entering grades 5-8.
  • A recommendation from your music teacher.
  • An audition demo is required: 5-minute maximum. All auditions must be submitted as a high-quality video file or a YouTube link. Send your demos to:
  • Winds, Piano, and Guitar: submit the following:
  • Play the head and solo on a jazz standard. This may be submitted with either a live group or with a jazz play-along - 5 minutes max.
  • Bass: Play the melody to a blues selection and demonstrate 1 chorus of a walking bass line This may be submitted with either a live group or with a jazz play-along 5 min. max
  • Drums: Send us a short excerpt performing with a combo to demonstrate small group playing, including trading 4's - 5 min. max.
  • *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. Dorm participants may rent an amp from the camp.
  • *There is limited enrollment for bass, drums, and piano.

DAILY SCHEDULE (9:00 A.M. - 3:45 P.M.)

9:00 - 10:00

Honors Jazz Combo: working with a coach in a small group is a great learning experience.

10:15 - 11:15

These classes concentrate on instrumental technique and improvisation
Guitar Workshop
Wind Workshop
Rhythm Section Workshop (piano, bass, drums)

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

HONORS MUSIC SKILLS-Contemporary: Our faculty makes learning music skills fun! Honors theory is combined with composition! Campers will work together to create their own jazz composition.

1:30 - 2:30

Honors Jazz Combo: a continuation of the morning class

2:30 - 2:45

Snacks (chips, cookies) are served!

2:45 - 3:45

Jazz Rock Fusion Jam: a great way to end your camp day!



4:00 - 5:00

OPTIONAL CLASSES (separate fees apply)
Jazz Rock Jam: jam out and have fun!
Piano Lab: whether you already play piano or if you want to learn, practice in our piano studio under the guidance of our expert instructors.
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 and after care is available.
Before Care: 7:15 am - 9:00 am
After Care: 3:45 pm - 6:00 pm
NOTE: students who enroll in an optional class from 4:00 - 5:00, may be supervised in After-Care from 5:00 - 6:00 for no additional After-Care charge. Please notify the camp if this applies to your camper!


available from Broward, North Miami-Dade, and Miami Beach with sufficient enrollment. PLEASE EMAIL YOUR BUS REQUEST TO THE CAMP EARLY!


  • 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.