Prerequisite: 12 months instruction
No audition required

July 14 – 19 or July 21 – 26, 2024
Stanford University Campus

campus housing with meal plan available,
or commute from off-campus

Program Highlights

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

Program Focus

  • Basic Repertoire, improvisation and voice key identification
  • Phrasing, improvisation and interpretation
  • Understanding charts, arranging, band communication
  • Basic vocal and microphone technique with daily extended combo rehearsals


Jazz Camp Vocal Program

Fun introduction to jazz singing, with singers from all over the country! Taught be some of the top vocal jazz artists in the Bay Area and beyond, the Jazz Camp vocal program will give you lots of experience singing solo with a professional piano trio, scat singing, and singing in a jazz vocal ensemble — as well as a solid grounding in singing fundamentals.

Jazz Camp Vocal Program Classes and Activities:

  • Jazz theory – focuses on harmony, song forms, scales, and advanced concepts
  • Musicianship – focuses on ear training and rhythm exercises
  • Masterclass – virtuoso faculty members teach advanced techniques
  • Solo singing instruction & improvisation – daily rehearsals with a professional faculty piano trio directed by vocal faculty
  • Private lessons – every student receives a private lesson with SJW faculty
  • Jam sessions – fun, optional playing sessions with other instrumentalist students
  • Afternoon free time – relax, practice or take part in the talent show, dorm dance, ice cream social, sports, arts and crafts, and jam sessions.


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