High School Vocalists

Prerequisite: 12 months instruction
Audition for placement only

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

2023 tuition: $1,475 per week

2023 housing and meals: $990 per week

2024 prices TBA.

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Jazz Camp Vocal Program

Fun introduction to jazz singing, with a professional piano trio. 12–17 years of age. The emphasis is split between ensemble jazz and solo jazz. Singing fundamentals will be taught and emphasized.

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
  • Special presentations and demonstrations – SJW faculty relate their experiences as leading artists in jazz, perform live demonstrations, and answer questions about what it’s like to study, perform, compose, and live a life in jazz
  • 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.