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Intermediate B 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...

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If you are between the ages of 12-17 (entering grades 7-12) have had 2 years or more of training on your instrument, then the INTERMEDIATE B JAZZ PROGRAM is for you! Even If you can improvise only a little or not at all - we welcome you to our Jazz Program!

SO... IMMERSE YOURSELF IN OUR IN-DEPTH JAZZ EXPERIENCE AND STUDY THE ART OF IMPROVISATION WITH OTHER DEDICATED STUDENTS JUST LIKE YOU!

Program Length

2 weeks

Dates

Session B: July 2 - July 13
Session C: July 16 - July 27

Hours

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

Age Range

for ages 12-17 / entering grades 7-12 in the fall

Registration Fee

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

Tuition

$800

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

$1,275

Housing Check In/ Check Out Dates

Session B: Sun, July 1 / Sat., July 14
Session C: Sun, July 15 / Sat, July 28
(note: campers attending both sessions do not need to check out between sessions, dorm counselors will be on duty)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The goal of this program is for you to have a better feel for the world of JAZZ. You will spend 2 hours each day in your Ensemble where you will improve on your technique and acquire more skills at improvising. All of our jazz faculty are both performers and educators and they are dedicated to creating a non-competitive environment that is conducive to learning. And don't forget to save the date - we end camp with a concert where every camper performs with your class!

REQUIREMENTS

  • Entering grades 7-12 in the fall / ages 12-17.
  • Has studied your instrument for at least 2 years.
  • Music Proficiency level 2.5 or above (if you are in a school jazz band program)
  • Or has completed Book 2 of a standard music series in your instrument.
  • Pianists should have some experience reading chord symbols.
  • All applicants who meet the above requirements may enroll in the Camp.*

NOTE:

  • All bass, guitar, and wind players must bring their own instrument to Camp. (bass players and guitarists should also bring their amps)
  • 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.

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

8:45

DROP OFF at the Frost School of Music

9:00 - 10:00

ELECTIVE our elective classes are your chance to try something new! No experience is necessary!
Blues Ensemble: Learn how to really play the Blues!
Songwriting and Composition: Working in small groups, campers can learn how to write a song or compose music in any style (popular, classical, jazz, rock...)

10:00 - 11:15

ENSEMBLE
Concert Jazz Band: be coached by our pros!

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

MUSIC THEORY
There is more to music than reading notes, and the summer is the best time to improve your knowledge or learn something new about scales, chords, composing, rhythm, improvising, and ear training. But all this is done in a class just for Jazz Players!

1:30 - 2:30

ENSEMBLE
Jazz Rock Guitar Ensemble: for guitarists and vocalists (and rhythm section)
Rhythm Section Workshop: for pianists, bass players, and drummers. Learn how to play authentically in different styles
Wind Ensemble: for classical and jazz wind players

2:30 - 2:45

SNACK BREAK
Snacks (chips, cookies) are served!

2:45 - 3:45

ELECTIVE
Latin Jazz Ensemble: have lots of fun while learning more about Latin Jazz style.

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!
Private Instruction: Individual lessons with the Camp faculty!

OTHER OPTIONS:

PRIVATE LESSONS and 6th period CLASSES

Private lessons given by our camp staff may be scheduled after regular dismissal. We suggest 60 minute lessons for this age and level. The classes are held daily except for the last day of the session.

DORM PROGRAM
For Middle School and High School Campers, ages 11 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 11 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 $1275 (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.)

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.

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!

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

Sunny Isles

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

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.