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JazzArts Summer Music Camp

Summer 2020


We are so sorry, but due to travel restrictions of our Guest Clinicians as well as the state-wide plan to phase in to normal activities, this year’s summer camp is canceled.  While we will miss your students, we understand it is in best interests of the health of the community.  Your health and safety are our first priority.

Please check back for details on the Fall Ensemble, and any other opportunities we may uncover in the mean time.  We also enjoy sharing with you practice tips from our instructors via Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

We hope to see you again, in person, soon.


JUNE 22-27

Myers Park Baptist Church
1900 Queens Road
Charlotte, NC 28207

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 end of camp.

2020 JazzArts Special Guest Camp Clinician, The Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band

The Jazz Ambassadors is the official touring big band of the United States Army. Formed in 1969, this 19-member ensemble has received great acclaim at home and abroad performing America’s greatest original art form, jazz.

The Jazz Ambassadors has appeared in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Japan, India, and throughout Europe. Recent notable performances include concerts at the Toronto Jazz Festival, the Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont, the Kennedy Center Honors, the Jazz Education Network Conference, and an appearance on the Colbert Report. Gordon Goodwin, Bobby Shew, Ernie Watts, and the Dave Brubeck All-Star Quintet are just a few of the outstanding jazz artists who have shared the stage with the Jazz Ambassadors.

The Jazz Ambassadors’s rigorous touring schedule and reputation for excellence has earned it the title “America’s Big Band.”

As an integral part of their mission, these performers pass on their expertise to almost 2,500 student musicians annually through tailored masterclasses and clinics.

Placement Auditions


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


$295 (includes $10 registration fee).

Limited need-based Financial Aid scholarships are available to eligible students. The financial aid application deadline for the 2020 summer camp program is May 22, 2020. Click here for Financial Aid Application.

Please call 704-334-3900 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 a $10.00 registration fee.

Special Thanks

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

Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation
Arts & Science Council
Jazz Music Camp
United States Army Ambassadors Jazz Band

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