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Advanced Jazz Program
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!

If you are between the ages of 12-17 (entering grades 7-12) and are advanced on your instrument, then our New JAZZ ADVANCED JAZZ PROGRAM is for you!

SO... IMMERSE YOURSELF IN OUR IN-DEPTH JAZZ EXPERIENCE WITH OUR STELLAR FACULTY FROM THE UM FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC!

Program Length

2 weeks

Dates

Session B: July 1 - July 12
Session C: July 15 - July 27

Hours

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Age Range

for ages 12-17 / entering grades 7-12 in the fall
(qualified younger students may also enroll)

Registration Fee

Prior to April 1/$40. After April 1/$75.

Tuition

$900

Dorm Program - not required for commuters. Includes room, board, and activities

$1,275

Housing Check In/ Check Out Dates

Session B: Sun, June 30
Session C: Sun, July 14
(note: campers attending both sessions do not need to check out between sessions, dorm counselors will be on duty)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

With a full schedule filled with intensive jazz classes, at the end of the session you will leave with a deeper understanding of all aspects of Jazz. This program includes classes for string players, vocalists, as well as traditional jazz instruments. You will play in a large group and a small jazz group. You will have a techniques class, a special Jazz Seminar which will feature guest artists in Jazz, and an elective. This program is for moderately advanced to highly advanced jazz players - our faculty will expect you to practice hard at camp - but the result will be a big step forward towards becoming a pro!

REQUIREMENTS

  • Entering grades 7-12 in the fall / ages 12-17. (qualified younger students may enroll with a teacher recommendation)
  • Should be at an "Advanced" level of musical ability.
  • If you are part of a school Jazz Band, then you should be performing at Music Proficiency level 4.0 or above.
  • Pianists should have experience reading chord symbols.
  • Should have some experience in the skill of improvisation.
  • All applicants who meet the above requirements may enroll in the Camp.*
  • All bass, guitar, string and wind players must bring their own instrument to Camp. Bass players and guitarists should also bring their amps, 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.
  • In each Session, ensembles will learn different music. Students attending more than one session may also choose a different elective.
  • *There is limited enrollment for bass, drums, and piano.

ADVANCED JAZZ PROGRAM
DAILY SCHEDULE (9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.)

9:00 - 10:00

TECHNIQUE CLASS
Jazz Guitar, Woodwind, Trumpet, Trombone, Contemporary Vocal, and Rhythm Section (piano, bass, drums) Note: String players will play in our new Contemporary String Ensemble. Wind players can also elect to play in the Advanced (classical) Wind Ensemble.

10:15 - 11:15

TECHNIQUE and JAZZ IMPROV CLASSES
Technique Classes: Contemporary Drum, Bass, Piano: if you play both rock and jazz, you can choose one of these classes
Advanced Jazz Theory and Improvisation

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

JAZZ SEMINAR
Jazz history, Jazz styles, and special topics with guest teachers. String players may also select our Contemporary String Styles class.

1:30 - 2:45

ENSEMBLE - LARGE GROUP
Large Jazz Group, Jazz Vocal Ensemble: you will play music in all different styles of jazz. (note: string players can also choose to play in our orchestra)

2:45 - 3:00

SNACK BREAK

3:00 - 4:00

ENSEMBLE - SMALL GROUP
Small Jazz Groups (note: campers will be placed in their small group based on their placement audition)

4:00

REGULAR DISMISSAL

4:00 - 5:00

OPTIONAL CLASSESL (separate fees apply) You really don't want to leave camp so soon...
Jazz Rock Jam: jam out and have fun!
Private Instruction: Individual lessons with the Camp faculty!

PRIVATE LESSONS

Private one hour lessons given by our camp faculty may be scheduled after regular dismissal.

EXTENDED CARE

Supervised before and after care is available.
Before Care: 7:15 am - 9:00 am
After Care: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

BUS TRANSPORTATION

Bus transportation to the camp, located on the campus of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, is provided by a private bus company. If you do not see a location near your home, please contact the camp. It may be possible for us to add an additional location on one of our routes!

Broward Bus:

Sawgrass Mall

Miramar Parkway and I-75

Bob Graham K-8 School (15901 NW 79th Ave) Miami Lakes

Dade Bus:

Highland Oaks Middle School (2375 NE 203rd St. Aventura)

Miami Beach Episcopal Church (Pine Tree Drive & 41st St)

DORM PROGRAM

For Middle School and High School Campers, ages 12 and above

Are you from out of town - or - do you live in South Florida but want to see what it's like to go to a sleep away camp? Our full-time program is open to campers ages 12 and above. Coordinated by our amazingly talented Dorm Counselors, you will spend lots of time playing music and hanging out with kids like you who are seriously into music, plus enjoy fun camp activities too!

WHAT IS IT LIKE?

After the camp classes are over for the day, you are met by your dorm counselor. You go back to the dorm to rest and relax until dinner. All dorm campers go to dinner together, and then after dinner our counselors plan various activities. Each activity is supervised by one of our (totally awesome) counselors. All campers receive a pass to use the UM Wellness Center (on-campus fitness center with an indoor pool, racquet ball, indoor track, etc.). Campers can also use the evening time to get their practicing in. We have fun activities such as: jam sessions, game night, scavenger hunt, and more... On the weekend, we use our bus to take us to places like the beach, the movies, bowling, and ice skating!

ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS

HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST? The cost is $1,275 (A non-refundable housing fee is required at the time of registration to reserve your room. This deposit will be applied to your housing balance.) If you are attending both sessions, a supervised inter-session dorm program is provided for a nominal fee.

WHAT DOES THE DORM ROOM PROVIDE AND WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING? The dorm is air-conditioned and there is free WIFI. There is a communal bathroom on the floor. There is one floor for our boys and one for our girls. Sheets and towels are provided (bring a pillow and light blanket). There is a laundry room and the camp provides laundry detergent, so that you can wash your clothes. After you register for the Dorm Program, we will send you our complete Dorm Packet with what to bring, health forms, and dorm program rules.

WILL I HAVE A ROOMMATE? Everyone has a roommate. We will match you up with someone close in age or if you come with a friend, you can request to be roommates.

WHO ARE THE COUNSELORS? Our counselors are college students or college graduates. They are in charge of what you do after our camp classes are over for the day. They are all musicians too - so they arrange our jam sessions, can help you with your songwriting/composition assignments, will remind you to get your practice time in, and more! They can give you an inside look into what it's like to be a college music major!

DETAILS ABOUT CHECK IN, CHECK OUT, AND WHAT TO BRING WILL BE SENT AFTER YOU REGISTER.

HOW TO APPLY

  • 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.