URI Summer Intensive Jazz Camp
Dates: July 15th-20th 2013
Application fee increase delayed till July 1st so
Please note this year's camp will be DAY ONLY-no overnight option
The University of Rhode Island Music Department and the Community Music Program presents the eighth annual exciting, creative, educational, and inspiring Summer Intensive Jazz Camp for students in grades 9-12 and up. (Younger/older students with ability are welcome to apply)
Jam packed with Big Bands, theory and specialized classes, combos, Master classes, and concerts, students will learn in an intensive, noncompetitive setting taught by URI's award-winning jazz and percussion faculty. Small class size enhances individual attention and focus on the student.
Classes will include theory, improvisation and ear training. Master Classes in each instrument will be offered, featuring faculty artists Jared Sims, Dave Zinno, Steve Langone, Joe Parillo and others TBA. Faculty specializing in voice, piano, guitar, bass, brasses, winds and percussion/drum set will create a well-rounded instrumentation.
Each camper will be assigned to at least two ensembles which will enable them to work on many different styles.Drummers will play on a world of instruments in percussion ensemble.
Camp 2013 begins on Monday July 15th at 9:30am with a general meeting. h. Campers will be dismissed at 5:00 pm daily. Camp ends with the final student concert on Saturday July 20th at 11:00am.
Application fee $30 ($50 after July 1st)
New for 2013: all students* must send in an audition recording with non-refundable application fee of $30 to be considered for camp.
CDS DO NOT HAVE TO BE HIGH QUALITY RECORDINGS OR MADE WITH AN ENSEMBLE-WE JUST WANT TO GET AN IDEA OF WHICH GROUP YOU WILL FIT INTO.
Deposit of $100 is due upon notification of acceptance. While there is no deadline for applications, some slots will fill quickly, so the earlier the better!
Returning campers are not required to audition
Daily Camp Schedule
The daily schedule will be:
9:30 students check into Fine Arts Center (FAC)
9:30-10:30- Theory and Jazz Style
10:30-12- Morning Combos
12:00-1:00 Lunch ~~
1-1:30- Student Jam Session-a VERY popular tradition!
1:30-2:30- Live Jazz Performances by URI Jazz alumni and URI faculty
2:30-3:45- Master Classes divided by instrument
3:45-5:00- Big Band and Percussion Ensemble
---Lunch options are either:
bring your own–eat at FAC or
purchase lunch at one of the shops in the Emporium ( Subway, UMelt, etc)
Registration Policy for
Once we have recieved your form and payment we will have a teacher contact you to schedule lessons. We will hold your check until lessons have been scheduled and return it to you if scheduling is impossible.
*Instruction may begin at any time during the session by pro-rating your payment according to the table on the Rates and Fees page