Our camps are designed to let you concentrate, explore and flourish as a developing jazz musician.
~ Signatory

Middle School Students
and students entering middle school in 2020

Prerequisite: 12 months instruction
Audition required for placement only

July 6 – 10, 2020

Stanford University Campus
Lunch option
Supervised late pick up option

Program Highlights

  • Tailored to experience and ability
  • Led by world-class jazz artists and educators

Program Focus

  • Big band, small ensemble, vocal ensemble
  • Beginning improvisation
  • Jazz styles
  • Instrumental and vocal technique
  • Showcase performances on Friday

Giant Steps Day Camp Vocal Program

Fun introduction to jazz singing taught by Erin Simón. The Giant Steps Day Camp vocal program is for middle school students who have had experience singing in choir or show choir. You’ll sing in ensemble, you’ll learn to scat solo, and you’ll have a great time.

A typical day at Giant Steps Day Camp:

  • 9:00 All-camp meeting
  • 9:30 Vocal Masterclass and music theory
  • 10:15 Vocal Ensemble
  • 11:45 Lunch and outdoor activities
  • 12:45 Faculty band concert
  • 1:30 Solo Vocal Instruction / Improvisation
  • 3:00 End of the day!


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