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JazzArts Summer Music Camp

Summer 2019

June 17-22, 9:00am – 3:00pm

UNC Charlotte Main Campus, Robinson Hall
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC  28223

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.

2019 JazzArts Special Guest Camp Clinician, Steve Wilson

This jazz camp offers instruction from the nation’s leading professional jazz educators and internationally recognized performers. This year, critically acclaimed saxophonist and band leader Steve Wilson will serve as guest clinician.  Wilson has played on more than 150 recordings led by such celebrated and wide-ranging artists as Chick Corea, George Duke, Michael Brecker, Dave Holland, Dianne Reeves, Bill Bruford, Gerald Wilson, Joe Henderson among others.  A passionate educator, Wilson is an Associate Professor at City College of New York, and on faculty at the Juilliard Schol.  He has been artist-in-residence and/or visiting artist at many institutions of higher learning including the University of Michigan, University of Oregon, UNC Chapel Hill, University of Deleware, Lemoyn College.  Wilson also performs with several Grammy-winning ensembles:  Maria Schneider Orchestra, Christian McBride Big Band, Billy Childs Quartet, Ron Carter Big Band, and the Buster Williams Quartet.

Placement Auditions

June 1st & 8th

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 2019 summer camp program is May 24, 2019. 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, Arts and Science Council and Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation for their support of this program.

Arts & Science Council
Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation
UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture

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