Which SJW program should I choose?

Stanford Jazz Workshop offers three programs with age-appropriate curriculums and teaching methods, all designed for young musicians to feel successful and have fun. If you're not sure which program is best for the young musician in your life, use this chart to get a sense of the essential differences of each of our programs. 

  Jazz Day Camp Jazz Camp Jazz Institute
Age range of participants

Any current middle school student, or students who will be entering middle school in Fall 2014

12 - 17

Youth under 17 through adult

Curriculum
  • Designed for middle school students
  • Instrumentalists and vocalists
  • Big band and small group playing 
  • For those with advanced jazz experience to those with no jazz experience Developing solid fundamentals on the instrument Ear training
  • Jazz styles
  • Improvisation
  • Monday through Friday
  • Classes 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Individualized curriculum
  • Multiple levels of jazz theory and ear training Emphasis on improvisation
  • Focus on combo playing 
  • One evening private lesson
  • Sunday through Friday
  • Classes from 9 a.m.  - 5 p.m.
  • Jazz activities until midnight 
  • Choose your own classes
  • Special presentations by jazz masters
  • Emphasis on improvisation
  • Focus on combo playing
  • Combos and classes may include youth and adult participants
  • Classes from 9 a.m. – 6:20 p.m.
  • Jazz activities until midnight 
On-campus housing available?

No housing, this is a day camp only

  • Room and board available for ages 13-17. 
  • Girls and boys dorms grouped by age and supervised by experienced SJW counselors.
  • Option to stay over Friday night and check out Saturday morning.
  • Room and board available for ages 13-17. 
  • Girls and boys dorms grouped by age and supervised by experienced SJW counselors.
  • Option to stay over Friday night and check out Saturday morning.
Special activities
  • Student Showcase on Friday afternoon
  • Guided games and fun activities 
  • Daily lunch option
  • Late pick up is available from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Admission to nightly Stanford Jazz Festival concerts
  • Faculty jam sessions
  • Student Showcase on Friday evening
  • Family and Friends dinner
  • Talent show
  • Dance for all participants
  • Ice cream social
  • Admission to nightly Stanford Jazz Festival concerts
  • Faculty jam sessions
  • Student jam sessions
  • Student Showcase on Thursday evening
  • Special activities for dorm residents 17 and under

 

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