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JazzArts Summer Music Camp

Summer Music Camp 2021

JULY 12-16 2021

Spirit Square
345 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202

What an amazing week we had!  If you missed it, check out our Fall Ensemble program and check back for next year’s camp.

The JazzArts Music Camp is an exciting one-week comprehensive music training program for students, grades 7-12, devoted to America’s original art form: JAZZ. Students will be immersed in an intensive jazz curriculum and have the opportunity to interact and play with other motivated young musicians from across the Charlotte region.

The JazzArts Music Camp curriculum includes: small combo performance, jazz improvisation, faculty concerts (each afternoon), jazz history and listening, jazz theory (basic to advanced), composition, master class instruction on bass, drums, guitar, piano, saxophone (all woodwinds), trombone and trumpet, and student jam sessions. All instruments are welcome, including vocals.

There will be a culminating community concert performance at the McGlohon Theater on Friday evening, the last day of camp.

Instructors include jazz pianist Lovell Bradford, jazz guitarist Troy Conn, jazz saxophonist Carl Ratliff, and jazz trombonist & brass instructor Mitch Butler.

Placement Auditions

Sat June 19th and Sun June 27th 2021
Central Piedmont Community College
Sloan Morgan Building
1220 Elizabeth Ave
Charlotte, NC 28204

Auditions are held for placement at the appropriate skill level. Students at all levels, with at least one year experience in a school band or private lessons, are welcome! Four skill levels  are offered.  Click here for audition details.


$325 (includes $20 registration fee).

Limited need-based Financial Aid scholarships are available to eligible students. The financial aid application deadline for the 2021 summer camp program is June 18, 2021. Click here for Financial Aid Application.

Please email to register if you are applying for financial aid or seeking 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 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 the $20.00 registration fee.

Special Thanks

Thanks to Akers Foundation, Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Arts and Science Council and North Carolina Arts Council for their support of this program.

Akers Foundation Logo
Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation
Arts & Science Council

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