The annual summer camp, which takes place for two weeks each June in the North Carolina mountain city of Brevard, is an immersive jazz program that includes big band/combo classes and performances, private lessons, jazz history, jazz theory, jam sessions, recording sessions, and mentoring opportunities with world-renowned faculty directed by noted trombonist Michael Dease.
As featured artist, Monheit will join the regular Brevard faculty in hosting master classes and participating in the live performance that closes out each year’s camp.
The 2020 Jazz Institute at Brevard camp runs from June 8-19. Up to 70 students ages 14–29 will be accepted for intensive study with the acclaimed faculty. This year’s teachers include bassist Todd Coolman, guitarist Randy Napoleon, saxophonist Sharel Cassity, trumpeter Brian Lynch, drummer Ulysses Owens Jr., and pianist and drummer Luther Allison, among others.
The Jazz Institute will be hosted at the wooded 180-acre campus of Brevard Music Center. Applications for the camp are open until March 10.