Young jazz musicians invited to apply for Juilliard Summer Camp

Application deadline April 15

The Juilliard Summer Jazz Camp in Aiken is a one-week program for students ages 13-18 who are dedicated, disciplined and passionate about jazz. The camp is scheduled for June 10-14, 2013, at the University of South Carolina-Aiken and is open to students from across the United States who meet the requirements.

The program is designed to give young jazz musicians a taste of a Juilliard Jazz student’s life and to help them refine their technique, improvisation and performance skills. Teachers include members of the Juilliard Jazz faculty, current senior students and alumni. The daily camp schedule is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and includes musicianship classes, individual practices, ensemble classes and rehearsals,  listening sessions and jam sessions. The camp concludes with a concert featuring all students.

Instruments for this year’s camp are the trumpet, saxophone, trombone, guitar, piano, double bass and drums. There is no vocal program.

The camp is a collaboration between the Juilliard School, Juilliard in Aiken, and the University of South Carolina-Aiken.

Tuition is $400 with additional optional fees for housing and meals. Limited financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Application and non-refundable $150 deposit are due April 15.

To find out more or to apply, visit the Juilliard in Aiken website and read the camp application.

Via: Juilliard in Aiken

Related: The Juilliard in Aiken Festival is scheduled for March 9-15.