JAZZ CAMP 2017 WAS A HIT!
COME FUEL YOUR PERFORMANCE IN SUMMER 2018
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.
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.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
April 1: Registration Closes
$100 non-refundable upon application
No refunds after June 25