2021 SUMMER JAZZ CAMPS
CAMPS LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

BIRCH CREEK PERFORMANCE CENTER

P.O. Box 230, Egg Harbor, WI 54209  |920-868-3763

Birch Creek is a residential summer music academy located in the heart of Door County, Wisconsin. Students (ages 13-19) flourish in the natural rural setting of the beautiful 40-acre campus, highlighted by the historic Dutton Concert Barn. Birch Creek's Jazz program offers students a unique learning experience at levels of jazz performance not found in most other jazz programs in America.

 

Our program gives students an effective combination of experiences to help them master the fundamentals of jazz while establishing professional attitudes by playing side-by-side with some of today's top performers and educators. The only differences between the Jazz I and Jazz II sessions are the dates and the faculty. The curriculum and performance opportunities are the same, and both sessions are under the guidance of Program Director Jeff Campbell, who is the Chair of the Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media Department at the Eastman School of Music.

Faculty (Faculty are subject to change)

Program Director: Jeff Campbell
Band Directors: Gil Wukitsch, Katie Ernst, Phillip Crews, Marty Robinson
Saxophone: Scott Burns, Doug Stone, David Bixler, Todd Williams 
Trumpet: Joey Tartell, Russ Johnson, Tanya Darby, Clay Jenkins
Trombone: Tom Garling, Audrey Morrison, Clarence Hines, Steve Horne
Piano: Michael Stryker, Reggie Thomas
Guitar: Larry Brown, Rick Haydon
Bass: Jeff Campbell
Drums: Bob Chmel, Dennis Mackrel

Scholarships are available

 

2021 SESSIONS & DATES
Jazz I: July 11-24  |  Tuition$2,100
Jazz II: July 25-August 7
 |  Tuition$2,100

PERCUSSION & STEEL BAND ACADEMY

Senior Track | June 13 – 26 |  Tuition$2,100
A two-week percussion intensive for students ages 14-19

 

Junior Track | June 13 – 19 |  Tuition$900
A one-week percussion experience for students ages 13-15

GRAYSLAKE JAZZ COMBO WORKSHOP

Chapin Jazz Studio, 146 Center St, Suite #4, Grayslake, IL 60030                     

847-254-8750

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Since 2001 students in Northeastern Illinois have been learning to play jazz through the Grayslake Jazz Combo Workshop, or GJCW. Grayslake jazz musicians and educators Bill Chapin and Paul Nielsen began the program to provide instruction and playing opportunities for Grayslake youth and expanded the program in 2010 to include adults and students from all areas of Northeastern IL.

 

JAMEY AEBERSOLD JAZZ WORKSHOPS

The University of Louisvlle Summer Jazz Workshops featuring Jamey Aebersold!  |  812-944-8141

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All Ages, All Abilities, All Instruments! Our workshops have earned a reputation for producing the best intensive programs for learning jazz improvisation. Each Year, we assemble the nation’s leading educators and performers dedicated to providing an intensive learning experience for musicians of all ages and levels. Theory Classes, Ear Training, Combo Performance, and Master Class Sessions allow you the opportunity to grow and develop to your fullest potential.  Whether a beginning improviser or a seasoned pro, you’ll leave with tons of new and exciting ideas about how to improve your playing. A week with us could change your life!

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS

878 Lyster Rd, Highwood, IL  |  847-926-9898

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CHICAGO JAZZ WORKSHOP

 

MYAC Chicago Jazz Workshop is designed with the aspiring creative jazz musician in mind.

Students are placed in jazz combos of five to eight students, where the focus is ensemble interaction, accompaniment, and improvisation through the study of jazz standards. The ultimate goal of the workshop is to help students gain a better understanding of how to control and manipulate the musical environment.

SHELL LAKE ARTS CENTER

802 1st Street, PO Box 315, Shell Lake, WI

The Shell Lake Arts Center is home to the longest running jazz camp in the nation! Experience the Northwoods, where you’ll find a sandy beach, many nature trails, a community of friendly neighbors and a flurry of artistic fun at the Shell Lake Arts Center. We provide a welcoming, positive and safe learning environment to nourish your artistry.

   

Study with the Pros!  You’ll perform jazz ensemble big band and jazz combo music under the guidance of our nationally recognized teaching-artist faculty. All levels of experience are accepted, from beginner to advanced. Students receive a personal private audition upon Sunday arrival, and are matched with others of the same level.  Whether you’re just starting your jazz experience or are an accomplished performer and passionate about continuing your studies, this camp is for you!

 

Features of the camp include:

Daily Master Classes

Jazz Improvisation and Theory

Morning and Afternoon Rehearsals

Listening: Learning from the Masters

Jazz Ensemble and Small Group Performance Opportunities

Evening Faculty Performances

Free time each day: Practice, play games, relax or go to the beach!

 

Sessions and Dates

Jazz Ensemble & Combo

Week I: June 20-25, 2021

Week II: June 27-July 2, 2021

 

Jazz Improvisation & Combo

July 4-9