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All-Star Youth Jazz Orchestra

Fall 2019

June 17-22, 9:00am – 3:00pm

Sundays, September 29, 2019 – January 12, 2020.

CPCC Main Campus

This program offers intermediate and advanced skill level high school musicians an opportunity to play in a larger band setting.  Directed by esteemed educator and composer Dr. Will Campbell, these students perform throughout the school year at events across the community. Ensemble members enjoy clinics and mentorship with leading jazz educators, record at a professional studio, and appear at local festivals and competitions.  Woodwinds, brass, and rhythm section players (piano, bass, drums, and guitar) players are encouraged to apply.

To participate, register to audition on one of the dates below.

Director, Will Campbell

Originally from North Carolina, Will Campbell is the Director of Jazz Studies and Professor of Saxophone at UNC Charlotte. Prior to this position, he was the Director of Jazz Studies at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts in Saxophone Performance and Literature degree from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the Bachelor of Music (Jazz Studies) and Master of Music (Saxophone Performance) from the University of North Texas. While attending UNT, he was a member and directed the Three O’Clock Lab Band.

From 1990 to 1994, he toured internationally as a member of the Harry Connick, Jr. Orchestra. He performs regularly with The North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra and The Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra.

Dr. Campbell is an Artist/Clinician for the Conn-Selmer Company and a Performing Artist for D’Addario Reeds and endorses these products exclusively.


September 15 & 22, 2019

CPCC Main Campus

JAI All-Star Youth Jazz Orchestra candidates have at least 3 years of experience with their instrument, and at least 1 year experience playing jazz, or audition at that mid/advanced skill level.  Auditions for this upper skill level group are required. Register to audition above, and click here for audition details, which are specific to your instrument.


$350 per session or $700 annually for both the Spring and Fall session  (includes $10 registration fee).

Limited need-based Financial Aid is available to eligible students. The financial aid application deadline for the 2019 summer camp program is June 1, 2019. Click here for Financial Aid Application.

Please call 704-334-3900 to register if you are applying for financial aid or a payment plan, as you will not be able to complete the registration online.

Payment and Refund Policy

Tuition is due at the time of registration. Full payment may be made by check, money order or debit/credit card. A payment plan is available, if prearranged.  A full refund will be granted up to one week before the first program day – minus a $10.00 registration fee.

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