Jazz Camp

 

UNC Asheville Jazz and Contempory Camp Video (click here)

 

Summer 2019: Sunday, June 23 through Friday, June 28

Developed with the serious music student in mind, this residency is an in-depth week-long summer program for high school and middle school music students designed by UNC Asheville’s contemporary music faculty.

At UNC Asheville, our music performance and music technology programs push the boundaries of music education. University students receive directed instruction in Studio Music and Jazz while cross-training in Eco and Ethnomusicology plus Roots and Popular Music. They explore experimental multi-media, electronic music, and the most contemporary concert and improvisational music to date, all housed inside a comprehensive liberal arts curriculum producing well-rounded graduates.

Taking its cue from the University's four year program, the Summer Music Camp accelerates knowledge and understanding of all forms of improvisational music. Students participate in a variety of challenging and rewarding ensembles and classes while interacting continually, from sunup to sundown with the faculty and guest artists.

Classes

music improvisation
contemporary music theory
jazz history
rock/pop history
composition
instrumental master classes
electric winds
how to run a jam session
rhythm section clinic
active listening

Ensembles

Jazz Band
A study of swing, articulation and balance from Count Basie to Thad Jones

Jazz Combo
Beginning small group playing up thru the hard bop of Blakey's Jazz Messangers

Experimental Ensemble
Electronics, soundscapes, sonic pallets, and improvised reaction for classical and jazz students

Guitar Circle
Developing a deeper connection between the guitar neck, the hands, and applied theory

Avant Garde/Contemporary Ensemble
Where the synthesis of jazz and concert (classical) music is headed, from Ornette Coleman to today

Registration

Register here

Resident Attendees:

Early Registration Tuition Fee: 560.00 before April 30. 
Tuition Fee: $620.00 after April 30.

Balance of tuition due by June 15, 2018.

Non-Resident Attendees

Are you interested in attending the Summer Jazz and Contemporary Music Intensive, but are not interested in staying overnight? No Problem!
Our non-resident alternative is for you.  At a cost of $370.00 per student, it is a great alternative for those who live locally or those who wish to spend the week in other accommodations around the beautiful city of Asheville.  Tuition includes two meals on Sunday, Monday-Thursday lunch and dinner, and Friday lunch.

Registration Fee:

A non-refundable registration fee of $100 will be required when you register and will secure a spot for the attendee.  All private lesson fees are also due when you register to hold private lesson spots.

Private Lessons

Attendees will have the opportunity to study privately with our camp faculty.  These sessions provide directed insight into the student's instrument in the form of fundamentals, improvisational techniques, and practice regimens.
Cost- $30 per half hour, paid at registration.  

Due to limited time slots for one on one instruction, we are required to take the lesson fees at registration in order to schedule effectively. 

Scholarships and Tuition reduction opportunities

Merit Scholarships: All Region/All State members

Students who were selected this year to take part in any All Region Ensemble (concert, jazz, orchestra, or choir) receive $75 off of their tuition balance at check-in. Members of any All State Ensemble gain an additional $75 off, for a total of a $150 discount off of their tuition balance. Your registration form includes questions regarding all-region and all-state status, and this information will get verified with your current music instructor. 


Need-based scholarships

A fund providing a limited number of need-based merit scholarships for the 2019 summer camp has been provided by the UNC Asheville Office of Admission and Financial Aid. Camp scholarship recipients must be currently eligible for the free or reduced school lunch program. These half-tuition and full tuition camp scholarships are awarded based on a short essay in the application form and a video audition submitted online. To apply for one of these scholarships, click here.


Group Discount

UNC Asheville discounts the student tuition by 10% of your total balance if a group of five (5) or more students attends from the same school, band director, or organization. When registering, make sure the same information is included in the Current School and Current Instructor information.