Jazz Camp Big Band 2017

Jazz Camp Big Band 2017

JAZZ CAMP 2018 WAS A HIT!
COME FUEL YOUR PERFORMANCE IN SUMMER 2019


A joint program of the Furman Department of Music and the non-profit Greenville Jazz Collective,
Jazz Camp is designed to help middle and high school students
with some instrumental experience fuel their jazz performance skills.  
Students will take daily classes in jazz theory, improvisation, and jazz history,
perform in a big band and/or jazz combo, and participate in regular jam sessions.  
The camp includes an evening faculty recital and a final student concert,
both of which are open to the public.  Private lessons are available for an additional fee of $30 per lesson.
Taking place in the beautiful setting of the Furman campus, the week offers a memorable
experience of musicianship and camaraderie. 

Jazz Camp Teachers 2017

Jazz Camp Teachers 2017

Jazz Campers 2017

Jazz Campers 2017

Day camp (no on-campus housing) for middle and high school students of all playing levels.  Students of all instruments can apply, particularly those who play saxophone, trombone, trumpet, piano, guitar, bass (electric and/or acoustic), and drums.

The camp director is Dr. Matt Olson, Director of Jazz Studies and Associate Professor of Saxophone at Furman University.  All instruction at the camp is provided by members of the Greenville Jazz Collective, a renowned non-profit organization that promotes jazz education and performance in the Upstate.  Through its big band, original music series, guest artists, camps, school visits, and festivals, the GJC is the premier jazz organization in Greenville. 
  
TYPICAL DAY  

7:45  Check in 
8:00  Daily meeting 
8:30  Big Band Rehearsal / Rhythm section special topics class 
10:00 Jazz History / Listening class 
11:00 Improvisation Class 
12:00 Lunch / free time / lessons 
1:30   Combo rehearsal 
3:30   Masterclasses (separated by instrument) 
4:30   Big Band rehearsal / Rhythm section special topics class 
6:00   Dismissal 

SPECIAL EVENTS - Free and Open to the Public 
Mon, June 26 - Faculty Recital at 7pm and open jam session at 8pm.   
Thur, June 29 - Final Student Concert at 4:30pm.   

CAMP COST 

Day Camp cost: $375  (includes 4 lunches, 1 dinner) 
Private lessons available: $30 per half hour, limit of 4 

SCHOLARSHIPS and DISCOUNTS 

Some scholarship assistance is available from the Greenville Jazz Collective. 
Contact Brad Jepson jazzcamp@greenvillejazzcollective.com or call 864-214-6810 

Scholarship funds from outside organizations are due by June 1. Checks should be made payable to Furman University and addressed to the music department address below. Please be sure the presenter of your scholarship is aware of the deadline. If receiving a full scholarship, an official letter of award may be submitted in lieu of deposit. Scholarship funds may be used for private lesson fees. Congratulations!  

SIBLING Discount: -$75 per student
To earn the sibling discount, brothers and sisters must be from the same household and apply at the same time.  
FURMAN Faculty/Staff Discount: $75 per student 

HOW TO APPLY 

Registration OPENS February 15 

Credit Card Payments:  Complete the 2016 APPLICATION with full payment. The site uses an encrypted on-line credit processing service. Your credit card information is not retained by Furman University. You and our office will receive an email confirmation of payment. We accept American Express, Visa, Master Card and Discover.  

Check or Money Order payments: Complete the on-line application, selecting Check as the payment type. Print and mail the registration information along with full payment to:  
Summer Jazz Camp 
Furman University Music Dept 
3300 Poinsett Hwy 
Greenville, SC  29613 

REFUND POLICY  
April 1: Registration Closes  
$100 non-refundable upon application  
No refunds after June 25 

This program is funded in part by the Metropolitan Art Council which receives support from the City of Greenville, BMW Manufacturing Company, Michelin North America, Inc., SEW Eurodrive, and the South Carolina Arts Commission.

This program is funded in part by the Metropolitan Art Council which receives support from the City of Greenville, BMW Manufacturing Company, Michelin North America, Inc., SEW Eurodrive, and the South Carolina Arts Commission.