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Summer Jazz Studies
Rochester, New York

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26 Gibbs Street
Rochester, New York 14604


TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. includes weekends

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: July 2-14, 2017. Harold Danko, Jeff Campbell, directors. Eastman Summer Jazz Studies, a rigorous two-week program, provides an intensive, performance-based experience for highly motivated students currently in grades 9–12 and is ideally suited for those considering jazz studies at the collegiate level. Students work directly with the renowned Eastman School of Music jazz faculty in a program designed to enhance improvisational and ensemble skills.

Music/Band, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located in downtown Rochester, NY on the campus of Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester.

CAMP FACILITIES: We use all of the facilities, residence halls and classrooms of the Eastman School of Music including recital halls.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Faculty: Doug Stone, saxophone; Bill Tiberio, saxophone; Clay Jenkins, trumpet; Mike Kaupa, trumpet; Mark Kellogg, trombone; Bob Sneider, guitar; Harold Danko, piano; Dariusz Terefenko, piano; Paul Hofmann, piano; John Nyerges, piano; Jeff Campbell, bass; Rich Thompson, drums; TBA, vibes; Dave Rivello, composition

This rigorous two-week program provides an intensive, performance-based experience for highly motivated students currently in grades 9–12 and is ideally suited for those considering jazz studies at the collegiate level. Students work directly with the renowned Eastman School of Music jazz faculty in a program designed to enhance improvisational and ensemble skills.

Instrumental Master Classes:
•Jazz Performance Workshops
•Jazz Theory
•Large Jazz Ensembles including: Big Bands, Saxology, Guitar Ensemble
•Jazz Forum
•Jazz Composition
•Evening Jam Sessions
•Final large and small ensemble performances are held in acoustically magnificent Kilbourn Hall. Performances will be recorded, and each student will have access to the recordings online.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Partial merit scholarships are awarded based on the student's performance on the audition. Students must request a scholarship.

Audition CD/DVD/mp3 requirements:
•5–7 minutes maximum
•Three contrasting pieces, i.e. bebop tune, standard, ballad
•Recorded examples to include improvised solos
•Accompanying skills: walking bass, comping, etc.
•Drums: Four recorded examples, including medium tempo swing with trading fours; ballad with brushes; up-tempo swing; Latin How to Apply: A complete Application includes 4-page application/medical form plus: •A musical resume including recent solo and ensemble music, honors, awards
•A recommendation from your current ensemble director or private teacher
•An audition CD/DVD/mp3
•Application fee: $50 nonrefundable if complete application is postmarked (or emailed) by April 1
• $100 nonrefundable if complete application is postmarked (or emailed) after April 1 and before April 30.

July 2-July 14 / Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and 7 p.m.–9 p.m.


Arrive (dorm): Sunday, July 2, 1–5 p.m.
Orientation: Sunday, July 2 at 7 p.m. in ESM Room 120
Depart (dorm): Friday evening, July 14


Small Ensembles: Thursday, July 13 at 3 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall
Large Ensembles: Friday, July 14 at 3 p.m. in Kodak Hall


$1,290 Tuition only CRN 17304
$900 Housing and meals CRN 17310
$2,190 Total tuition, housing & meals

Rolling acceptances begin February 1; applications will be reviewed every 2 weeks beginning February 1.

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