Guide to Summer Jazz Programs 2012

Listings for summer jazz workshops, clinics and camps

Stanford Jazz Workshop faculty member Ndugu Chancler with student image 0
Scott Chernis

Stanford Jazz Workshop faculty member Ndugu Chancler with student

United States


University of Alabama Crimson Music Camp – Jazz (Improv and Combos)

June 7-10



Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival

July 15-29

University of Alaska, Fairbanks


Curry Summer Music Camp at Northern Arizona University

June 24 – July 7 (9th-12th grades);

July 8-14 (7th-9th grades)



UAFS Jazz Band Camp

June 25-29

University of Arkansas – Fort Smith

UAFS Jazz Improv for Strings

July 9-13

University of Arkansas – Fort Smith


Monterey Jazz Festival’s Summer Camp

June 11-22

Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey

LA Music Academy College of Music Summer Program

June 19-23

LA Music Academy, Pasadena

Jazz Camp West

June 23 – June 30

Camp Zone Gulch, La Honda

UCSD Jazz Camp

June 24-29

University of California, San Diego

Mammoth Lakes Jazz Jubilee – Jazz Camp

July 8-15

Mammoth Lakes

Stanford Jazz Workshop

July 15-20, July 22-27

Stanford University

Sierra Jazz Society – Jazz Camp

July 18 – July 22

Nevada City School of the Arts, Nevada City

Jam Camp West

July 21-27

Redwood Glen Camp, Loma Mar

National Guitar Workshop

July 22-27

American Jewish University, Los Angeles

Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society Trad Camps

July 29 – August 3 (Adults); August 6-12 (Youth)

Sly Park Education Center, Pollock Pines

Jason and Jeremy’s Jazz Theory Boot Camp

August 6-12

San Jose State University

Brubeck Society Summer Jazz Colony

August 12-17

University of the Pacific – Stockton


Jazz Boot Camp

June 12-15

Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts

University of Denver – Newman Center, Denver

Rocky Mountain Summer Music Camp

July 8-13

Colorado State University, Fort Collins

University of Northern Colorado Jazz Camp

July 15-20

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley

Jazz in the Sangres Jazz Arts Camp

July 24-28

Colorado Conservancy for the Jazz Arts, Westliffe

Vail Jazz Workshop

August 31 – September 3

Vail Marriott Mountain Resort, Vail


Litchfield Jazz Camp

July 8 – August 10 (five one-week sessions)

Kent School, Kent

Fairfield University

Summer Jazz Workshop

July 9-13

Fairfield University, Fairfield

Young Artists Summer Jazz Workshop

July 9-15


National Guitar Workshop

July 10 – August 3 (four one-week sessions)

Canterbury School, New Milford


Jazz Ensemble Camp

June 10-16 (middle school);

June 17-23 (senior high)

Florida State University, Tallahassee

Palm Beach County Jazz Camp

June 11-15

Lake Worth

North Florida Music Jazz Camp

June 17-21

University of North Florida, Jacksonville

Young Musicians’ Camp

Session A: June 18-29

Session B: July 2-20

Frost School of Music, University of Miami, Coral Gables

Contemporary Drums and Percussion Camp

July 12-14

University of Central Florida, Orlando

Disney Youth Music Workshops


Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando


Georgia College Summer Music Camps

June 10-14

Georgia College, Milledgeville


Great Basin Jazz Camp

July 9-13

College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls


Summer Music Institute Junior/Senior High Jazz Camp

June 10-15

Western Illinois University, Macomb

SIUC Senior High Jazz Improvisation Camp

June 17-22

Southern Illinois University – Carbondale

Music for All Summer Symposium

June 25-30

Ball State University, Muncie

NIU Jazz Camp

July 15-20

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic/UIC Jazz Academy

July 16-27

University of Illinois at Chicago

Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp

July 22-27

North Central College, Naperville

Chicago Jazz Workshop

July 23-28

Midwest Young Artists, Highwood


IU Summer Music Clinic

June 10-16

Indiana University – Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington


Iowa Lakes University Jazz Camp

June 10-14

Iowa Lakes Community College, Estherville

Simpson College Jazz Camp

June 10-15

Simpson College, Indianola

Iowa Summer Jazz Camp

June 24-29

University of Iowa, Iowa City

SMV Vocal Jazz Camp

July 23-27

Southwestern Community College, Creston


Kansas State Summer Music Camp

June 1-14

Kansas State University, Manhattan


Morehead State Summer Arts Academy

June 10-16

Morehead State University, Morehead

Jamey Aebersold’s Summer Jazz Workshops

July 1-13 (two one-week sessions, two-day improv workshops)

University of Louisville, Louisville


New Orleans Traditional Jazz Camp

June 10-15

Bourbon Orleans Hotel, New Orleans

Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong

Summer Jazz Camp

July 2-20

Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans


Camp Encore/Coda

June 27 – July 22; July 22 – August 12 (two three-week sessions)


Maine Jazz Camp

July 8-14; July 15-21

University of Maine – Farmington, Farmington


JAM Camp

June 25 – July 13

Sandy Springs Friends School,

Sandy Spring


July 8-14

Sandy Springs Friends School,

Sandy Spring

DeMatha High School Summer Jazz Workshop

July 9-11

DeMatha High School, Hyattsville

Maryland Summer Jazz Camp & Festival

July 14-27

St. Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville


Summer Jazz at Rivers

Session I: June 25-30/July 2-6; Session II: July 9-13/July 16-20

The Rivers School, Weston

Jazz in July

July 9-20

University of Massachusetts – Amherst

Bang on a Can Summer Festival

July 9-29

MASS MoCA, North Addams

Lowell Jazz Day Camp

July 18-29

The Space, Lowell

Berklee College of Music Summer Programs

All summer; variety of programs

Berklee College of Music, Boston


Aquinas College Jazz Camp

June 10-15

Aquinas College Art and Music Center, Grand Rapids

MSU Jazz Camp

June 17-22

Michigan State University, East Lansing

Tritone at Interlochen

June 17-22

Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen

Interlochen Arts Camp: Summer Jazz Program

First session: June 23 – July 14

Second session: July 15 – August 6

Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen

Steve Zegree Vocal Jazz Camp

June 24-29

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

June 27 – August 19 (dependent on age group)

Twin Lake

MPulse Jazz Institute

July 15-28

University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance, Ann Arbor


TCY Jazz Camp

June 18-22

F.A.I.R. Arts School, Crystal

Summer Jazz Workshop

June 28 – July 3

One-week program

McNally Smith College of Music, St. Paul

Twin Cities Jazz Workshop

July 16 – August 3 (four week-long sessions)

Blake School – Northrup Campus, Minneapolis


University of Missouri Jazz Combo/Improv Camp

June 10-15

University of Missouri – St. Louis, St. Louis

Drury Jazz Camp

June 17-22

Drury University


UMKC Jazz Camp

June 24-28

University of Missouri – Kansas City, Kansas City


Flathead Lake Music Camp

July 10-23 (dependent on program)



UNL High School Jazz Camp

June 17-21

University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Lincoln

Omaha Jazz Workshop Summer Camp

June 17-22

University of Nebraska – Omaha, Omaha


Walden School Young Musicians Program

June 30 – August 5

Dublin School, Dublin

Summer Youth Music School

July 15 – August 4 (dependent on age group)

University of New Hampshire, Durham


Stokes Forest Music Camp

July 8-21

New Jersey School of Conservation, Stokes State Forest, Sussex County

William Paterson University Summer Jazz Workshop

July 22-28

William Paterson University, Wayne

Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop

July 29 – August 3

Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick


New Mexico Jazz Workshop Jazz Camp

June 24-29

Location TBD


Skidmore Jazz Institute

June 24 – July 7

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs

Eastern US Music Camp

June 24 – July 21 (two, three or four-week sessions)

Colgate University, Hamilton

New York Summer Music Festival

June 24 – August 4 (two, four, or six-week sessions)

SUNY Oneonta

Long Lake Music Camp

June 24 – August 26 (three three-week sessions, two six-week sessions)

Lake George

NYU Summer Jazz Improv Workshop

June 25 – July 13 or July 30 – August 10

NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

New York City

Summer Jazz Program

June 28 – August 5

College of St. Rose, Albany

JALC Band Director Academy

June 29 – July 2

Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York City

Summer Jazz Studies

July 2-13

Eastman School of Music, Rochester

Purchase College SUNY Precollege Jazz Workshop

July 11 – August 5

Purchase College, Purchase

Signature Music Camp

July 15-28

SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo

[email protected] Summer Intensive

July 16-27


Tritone Jazz at Naz

July 22-27

Nazareth College, Rochester

Ithaca College Summer Music Academy

July 22 – August 4

Ithaca College, Ithaca

Hudson Jazz Workshop

August 9-12



UNC Summer Jazz Workshop

June 18-22

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill


International Music Camp

June 14 – July 21 (eight sessions, dependent on age)

International Peace Garden, Dunseith


OSU Summer Jazz Camp

June 17-21


University of Toledo Summer Jazz Institute

June 17-23

University of Toledo, Center for Performing Arts, Toledo

Heartland Vocal Camp

June 24-29

Tiffin University, Tiffin

Summer Arts Institute Jazz Improvisation Camp

July 5-9

Miami University School of Fine Arts, Oxford

Summer With the Jazz Masters

July 11-20

Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland

Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland

Roberto Ocasio Latin Jazz Music Camp

July TBD

Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music, Cleveland

BGSU New York Voices Vocal Camp

July 30 – August 5

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green


UCO Jazz Lab Summer Jazz Camp

July 8-13

Oklahoma City

Oklahoma Jazz Camp

July 9-14

University of Tulsa, Tulsa


University of Oregon Summer Jazz Improvisation Camp

July 22-27

University of Oregon, Eugene

Mel Brown Summer Jazz Workshop

August 5-11

Western Oregon University, Monmouth


Duquesne Instrumental Jazz Workshop

June 18-22

Duquesne University – Mary Pappert School of Music, Pittsburgh

Kimmel Center Teen Summer Arts Camp

July 2-13 (Jazz)

Kimmel Center for the Arts, Philadelphia

UArts Pre-College Summer Institute Jazz Program

July 8-21

University of the Arts, Philadelphia

Summer Jazz at Moravian

July 9-13

Moravian College, Bethlehem

Penn State Summer Music Camp

July 15-21

University Park Campus, State College

Penn Band High School Summer Camp

July 22-28

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

COTA CampJazz Music Camp

July 23-29

Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts, Delaware Water Gap


Wheeler Jazz Camp

June 18-22

Wheeler School, Providence

Music Institute at RIC

July 8-14

Rhode Island College, Providence

URI Summer Intensive Jazz Camp

July 9-14

University of Rhode Island, Kingston


Upper Midwest Summer Music Camp

July 8-13

University of South Dakota


JazzFest Jazz Camp

July 24-28

Augustana College, Sioux Falls


Victor Wooten’s Bass/Nature Camp

May 15-20

Wooten Woods Retreat, Only

Victor Wooten’s Music/Nature Camp

June 12-17; June 20-24 (Jr.)

Wooten Woods Retreat, Only

Victor Wooten’s 3-Week Residency

July 23 – August 12

Wooten Woods Retreat, Only

Summer Jazz Camp

June 14-17

Cumberland University School of Music and the Arts


Mark O’Connor/Berklee College of Music Summer String Program

June 25-29

ETSU Campus, Johnson City


Longhorn Music Camps

June 3-29

University of Texas at Austin, Austin

Texas State Concert Camp

June 10-15

Texas State University, San Marcos

UNT Jazz Summer Workshops

June 11 – July 20 (session dates dependent on instrumental focus)

University of North Texas, Denton

Summer Jazz Workshop

June 11 – July 14

Jazz Education, Inc., Houston

National Guitar Workshop

July 15-20

Concordia University, Austin

Texas All-Star Jazz Camp

July 15-20

Collin College – Spring Creek Campus, Plano


Juilliard Jazz at Snow College

July 10-16

Snow College, Ephraim


Interplay Jazz Experience

June 24-30


Vermont Jazz Camp

July 9-13

St. Michael’s College, Colchester

KoSA International Percussion Workshop

July 24-29

Castleton State College, Castleton

Vermont Jazz Center’s Summer Jazz Workshops

August 5-11

Putney School, Putney

Jazz Vermont

August 12-17

Mt. Snow Grand Summit Resort, West Dover


Summer Jazz Workshop at Mason

June 24-29

Potomac Arts Academy of George Mason University, Fairfax

National Jazz Workshop

July 8-13

Shenandoah University, Winchester


University of Washington Jazz Workshop

June 25-29

University of Washington, Seattle

Cornish College of the Arts Summer Music Program

July 9-August 3

Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle

EWU Jazz Dialogue Camp

July 21-26 (middle school); July 29 – August 4 (high school)

Eastern Washington University, Cheney

Jazz Port Townsend

July 22-29

Centrum, Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend


Shepherd Jazz Camp

June 25-29

Shepherd University, Shepherdstown


Northwoods Jazz Camp

May 16-19

Holiday Acres Resort, Rhinelander

Summer Music Clinic

June 17-29

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Shell Lake Arts Center Programs

June 17 – August 10

Shell Lake Arts Center, Shell Lake

Jazz on the Bay

June 24-28

University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Green Bay


June 24-30

University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, Stevens Point

Tritone Cool on the Lake

July 8-13

Bj√∂rklunden Estate, Bailey’s Harbor

Birch Creek Jazz Academy

July 23 – August 4

Birch Creek Music Performance Center, Egg Harbor


Summer Music Camp

June 10-16

University of Wyoming, Laramie

Yellowstone Summer Music Camp

June 17-22

Northwest College, Powell


Banff International Workshop in Jazz & Creative Music

May 21 – June 9

The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta

KISSM Summer Music Camp

July 9-27

Beattie School of the Arts, Kamloops, British Columbia

National Music Camp of Canada

August 8-19 (Junior)

August 26 – September 2 (Senior)

Orillia, Ontario

British Columbia Swing Camp

August 12-18

Sorrento Centre, Sorrento, British Columbia

Summer Jazz Workshop

August 16-19

Ottawa JazzWorks, CAMMAC Music Centre, Quebec

Interprovincial Music Camp

August 19-24

Parry Sound, Ontario

University of Manitoba Jazz Camp

August 19-25

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Mount Royal Drumset Educational Camp

August 20-24

Mount Royal University

Calgary, Alberta

Douglas College Summer Jazz Intensive

August 20-25

Douglas College, New Westminster Campus

New Westminster, British Columbia