High School Jazz Workshop

NEW! High School Jazz Workshop

July 8-12, 2024, Monday – Friday / 9am – 4pm
Location: Eastman School of Music
Age: High School

Jeff Campbell, director

This is a new take on our Eastman Experience: Summer Jazz Studies program, but redesigned as a week-long day camp for local high school students. This rigorous 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.
Please note that students should bring a lunch each day. Refrigeration is not provided. Parents can pick up their child each day at 4pm at the Kilbourn Hall entrance on Gibbs St.

Attention: We are extending our deadline for this program to June 21! Please note that we will no longer accept Drums or Saxophone, but we would be happy to accept any other jazz instrument. 


9:00 – 10:00 – Instrumental Techniques Classes
10:20 – 12:00 Small Group Performance
12:00- 1:00 Lunch/jazz listening
1:00 – 1:50 Jazz Theory/Composition
2:00 – 2:50 Improvisation/Rhythm Section Techniques
3:00 – 4:00 Large Ensemble – Ray Wright Room, Rich Thompson

Orientation: Sunday July 7, 2024 / 6:30 p.m. / Ray Wright Room (ESM 120)
Friday July 12, 2024 / 3:30 p.m. / Kilbourn Hall

Program Information

Charles Pillow, saxophone; Clay Jenkins, trumpet; Mark Kellogg, trombone; Bob Sneider, guitar; Dariusz Terefenko, piano; Jeff Campbell, bass; Rich Thompson, drums; Dave Rivello, theory & composition

Tuition: $415
Please note that payment is not due at the time of registration. The student will be billed.
-Also note that housing and meals are not included/available. Students should pack a lunch every day (refrigeration not provided).


  • 10% off for ECMS Students enrolled both semesters of current year
  • 25% tuition waiver for eligible UR employees

Click to register HERE!
Registration is closed for 2024


Registration deadline: June 21, 2024.

After that date, call 274-1400 to verify that space remains. Please note that we will no longer accept drums or saxophone.

Visit Summer@Eastman’s blog for some great articles on our programs, interviews with faculty, helpful tips, and much more!