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JazzArts Summer Music Camp

2023 JazzArts Summer Music Camp, presented at UNC Charlotte

JUNE 26-30, 2023,  9:00am-3:00pm
UNC Charlotte Main Campus
Robinson Hall, 9027 Mary Alexander Rd

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 on Friday evening, the last day of camp.

2023 Special Guest Clinician Wycliffe Gordon

We are thrilled to be bringing in renowned national jazz musician Wycliffe Gordon

Wycliffe Gordon is currently Director of Jazz Studies at Augusta University after previously serving as a professor of jazz at Michigan State University, The Julliard School, and Manhattan School of Music. He has been honored with the Jazz Journalist Association “Trombonist of the Year” award fifteen times and Downbeat Magazine “Best Trombone” award six times. Mr. Gordon was a veteran member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet from 1989-1995 and original member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra from 1995-2000.

Placement Auditions

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). There is a 20 percent discount for siblings registering for Summer Music Camp. Please email or call 704.334.3900 for more details.

Limited need-based Financial Aid scholarships are available to eligible students for up to 90 percent of the tuition costs. The financial aid application deadline for the 2023 summer music camp has passed and financial aid scholarship applications are no longer being accepted.

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.

Got a question?

If you’ve got a question we didn’t answer on the website, call us at 704-334-3900 or contact Education Director Patrick Brown directly at


Camp is a wrap for 2022!  Enjoy the recorded culminating performance to hear these newest groups of jazz student musicians, read about the student’s afternoon with Camp Clinician Roxy Coss in our news, or head over to Facebook to see some pictures highlighting the experience. 


Special Thanks

Thanks to South Arts, The Ford Foundation, the Alice Foundation Akers Foundation, Infusion Fund, Arts & Science Council, North Carolina Arts Council, Knight Foundation, and The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Fund for their support of this program.

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