Registration for SJW’s summer jazz programs will open in mid-December: We’ll announce the opening of registration via our e-news, please click on the Sign Up Now link below to make sure you’ll get notified quickly.
For the summer of 2013, we have some exciting new options for tweens, teens, and adults. Here’s our new lineup of jazz education programs:
- Jazz Day Camp for middle school students, ages 11 – 13, July 15 – 19
- Jazz Camp for ages 12 – 17, week 1, July 21 – 26
- Jazz Camp for ages 12 – 17, week 2, July 28 – August 2
- Jazz Institute for Youth, ages 12 – 17 by audition, August 4 – 9
- Jazz Institute for Adults, ages 18 and over, August 4 – 9
- Songwriting @ SJW, August 4 – 9
- Evening Jazz Classes, June 17 – July 17
We’ll have full information for all of these great programs online soon. In the meantime, here is a quick rundown of each of these excellent programs.
Jazz Day Camp for middle school students: Packed with improvisation instruction, big band and small combo playing, and fun activities tailored to middle school students, Jazz Day Camp will run Monday through Friday, and will offer late drop-off and daily lunch options. This will be the perfect jazz experience for students who haven’t had an overnight camp yet, and who want to explore jazz styles, improvisation, and musical creativity. It’s also a great way to prepare for high school jazz programs, for those entering high school.
Jazz Camp: Jazz Camp is our world-famous week-long program for young musicians who want to start playing jazz and improvising in small jazz combos. Taught by a faculty of professional educators and performers and including free admission to the nightly performances at the Stanford Jazz Festival, Jazz Camp immerses students in the study, culture, and language of jazz. Stay on campus or commute from off site.
Jazz Institute: Formerly known as Jazz Residency, the Jazz Institute features the same access to the world’s great jazz artists, amazing master classes and special presentations, and a combo-based performance program. To optimize the jazz experience, we’ve created tracks with certain classes and activities tailored to the needs of youth and adults, respectively. Many activities will still emphasize the multi-generational nature of SJW, and of course, everyone gets to attend the jam sessions and the Stanford Jazz Festival concerts.
Songwriting @SJW: Our growing songwriting program will be taught by the fantastically talented Bonnie Hayes and Cliff Goldmacher in 2013, who will help students master the craft of songwriting, unleash their creativity, perform their songs like pros, and get their music business chops together.
Evening Jazz Classes: Relaxed and informative, our 2013 Evening Jazz Classes on the Stanford Campus offer an entertaining way to explore jazz piano, jazz theory, and more. For adults and youth.