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Nebraska Jazz Orchestra Offers Summer Camp

Student jazz musicians in Nebraska may be happy to know that the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra announced its 2005 Nebraska Jazz Camp, to be held July 18-22 on the Nebraska Wesleyan University campus in Lincoln.

The jazz camp, which is open to seventh grade musicians and older, is led by faculty at the university. Serving as clinicians, instructors and performers, faculty members will focus on topics such as improvisation, theory, standard jazz literature and electronic music. Students will participate in big bands, combos and jam sessions; take part in master classes; attend classes; and attend local jazz performances and social events off-campus.

Instructors and guest musicians include: Dean Haist, Camp Director; Ed Love, Camp Music Director and woodwinds, Scott Vicroy, woodwinds; Brian Grasmick, trumpet and music technology, from Las Vegas; Tom Harvill, piano; Jim Williamson, piano; Andy Hall, bass; Annette Murrell, vocalist; Tom Larson, piano and jazz history; Pete Madsen, trombone; Ron Cooley, guitar; and Joey Guilizia, percussion.

The camp will conclude with two concerts, a big band demonstrationon July 21 and a concert to highlight the combination work on July 22. Both concerts are open to family and friends.

Tuition is $395 for room, board and tuition and $235 for commuter students (tuition only). A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available based on financial need. The registration deadline in June 17; a $30 late fee will assessed after this date. Applications and more information are available online at the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra’s website.

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