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Jazz Camp is designed for participants
aged 12-17, playing jazz at beginning* to advanced levels. Jazz Camp
to players of all instruments including strings (violin, viola
and cello) and vocalists.
Jazz Camp immerses participants in a fun, focused,
and supportive environment. The program offers instrumentalists
and vocalists an opportunity to study and play with motivated peers
and a prestigious faculty of professional musicians and educators.
Jazz Camp curriculum includes master classes, ensemble
playing, private lessons, and performance, as well as theory, musicianship
and jazz history. Emphasis is placed on developing participants'
jazz skills and techniques. Jazz Camp culminates in a public recital
by student combos. In addition to daily class sessions and rehearsals,
students may attend jam sessions and Stanford Jazz Festival concerts
to enhance their training. Students may also enjoy recreational
and social activities organized by a staff of college-aged counselors
at Stanford University's world-class facilities. *"Beginning" students
are defined as having little or no experience improvising or playing
jazz in a small combo, but should have studied their instruments
for at least 18 months.
Jazz Camp participants may choose to stay on campus, or may attend the workshop as a commuter. See our FAQ's for more information.
* "Beginning" students are defined as having
little or no experience improvising or playing jazz in a small
combo but should have a basic proficiency on their instrument.