Summer Jazz Studies — a two-week program


Summer Jazz Studies
July 2-14, 2017 (two-week program)
Jeff Campbell, director

Faculty: Doug Stone, saxophone; Bill Tiberio, saxophone; Clay Jenkins, trumpet; Mike Kaupa, trumpet; Mark Kellogg, trombone; Bob Sneider, guitar; Dariusz Terefenko, piano; Paul Hofmann, piano; Jeff Campbell, bass; Rich Thompson, drums; 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. Classes include:

  • Instrumental Master Classes
  • Jazz Performance Workshops
  • Jazz Theory
  • Large Jazz Ensembles including: Big Bands, Saxology, Guitar Ensemble
  • Jazz Forum
  • Jazz Composition
  • Evening Jam Sessions

***Schedule updated 6/22/17! Check it out!***

Also note that on July 4, 1-6:30 p.m., there will be an off-campus trip. Details TBA.

Jazz Studies Schedule 2017

Final large and small ensemble performances are held in Eastman’s acoustically magnificent halls. Performances will be recorded, and each student will have access to the recordings online.

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 Kilbourn Hall
Large Ensembles: Friday, July 14 at 3 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall

$1320 Tuition only   CRN 17288  (10% discount for ECMS students enrolled both semesters)
$924  Housing and meals only  CRN 17297
$2244  Total tuition, housing & meals

Rolling acceptances begin February 1; applications will be reviewed every two weeks beginning February 1.
Update: We are no longer accepting applications for drummers.

Click HERE to apply

Click HERE for forms for accepted students

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