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

Imagine your child playing Jazz and exploring new things on the beautiful University of Miami Frost School of Music campus...

If your child is entering grades 6-8 and has studied a Jazz Instrument for at least 1 year, then our INTERMEDIATE A JAZZ Program is right for him or her!

SO... JOIN US FOR AN IN-DEPTH EXPERIENCE WITH JAZZ - WITH AN EMPHASIS ON BECOMING A BETTER IMPROVISER!

Program Length

1 week

Dates

June 10 - June 14

Hours

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

Age Range

Entering grades 6-8 in the fall

Registration Fee

Prior to April 1/$25. After April 1/$50.

Tuition

$350. Includes daily hot lunch and camp t-shirt.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The goal of this program, is for your student to have a concentrated week of study, improving what he/she knows and getting exposed to new areas of JAZZ. Campers will spend 2 hours each day rehearsing in their Performing Ensembles, where they will improve on their technique and their skill at improvising. Our goal is to make sure your child is learning, but at the same time having fun too! As a parent, this is a great way to nurture a love of music in your child. Surrounded by their peers, children feel comfortable to try out new things! The camp also provides a safe environment for our campers. Counselors are on hand to help them in their activities. And don't forget to save the date - we end camp with a concert where every child performs with their class!

REQUIREMENTS

  • Entering grades 6-8 in the fall.
  • Has studied their instrument for at least 1 year.
  • Completed Book 1 of a standard music series in their instrument.
  • All applicants who meet the above requirements may enroll in the Camp.
  • All bass, guitar, and wind players must bring their own instrument to Camp. (bass players and guitarists should also bring a small amp and cable.)

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

9:00 - 10:00

ENSEMBLE
Concert Jazz Band: Get coached by our pros!

10:15 - 11:15

ELECTIVE - No Experience Required!
Pop/Jazz/Rock Vocal Group: Take a break and have fun singing the music of today!
Composition: Campers will work together to create an original jazz piece.

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

FAMOUS JAZZ BANDS and their MUSIC: Learn about the greats!

1:30 - 2:30

WORKSHOP
These classes concentrate on instrumental technique and improvisation (no experience required)
Guitar Workshop
Wind Workshop
Rhythm Section Workshop (piano, bass, drums)

2:30 - 2:45

SNACK BREAK
Snacks (chips, cookies) are served!

2:45 - 3:45

ENSEMBLE
Jazz Rock Fusion Band

3:45

REGULAR DISMISSAL at the Frost School of Music

4:00 - 5:00

OPTIONAL CLASSES (separate fees apply)
You really don't want to leave camp so soon...
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.
a song or compose music in any style (popular, classical, jazz, rock...)
Private Instruction: Individual lessons with the Camp faculty!

PRIVATE LESSONS

Private lessons given by our camp staff may be scheduled after regular dismissal. We suggest 30 minute lessons for this age and level.

EXTENDED CARE

Supervised before and after care is available.
Before Care: 7:15 am - 9:00 am
After Care: 3:45 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! (Note: the afternoon bus departs at the regular camp dismissal time of 3:45. Your child will be supervised in our after-care room from 2:45 - 3:45).

Dade Bus:

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

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

HOW TO APPLY

  • Review the Daily Schedule to learn about the classes offered.
  • 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.