Camp Directors: Paul Hofreiter and Megan Hofreiter
Grades 8 – 12
August 4 – 8
8:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Jazz Combo Boot Camp is a great opportunity for students of all instruments to take their existing knowledge of jazz to the next level by learning to play at a higher level with their peers under the guidance of working jazz professionals. Students will learn how to play in a small jazz combo setting — something not available in most middle/high schools, which usually only offer big band formats.
Melodic, harmonic and rhythmic instrumentalists will learn their roles in a small jazz group and how to “run” the ensemble, all while playing with professional musicians who will drive them past the level at which they normally play in a fun and challenging way. In addition to group lessons based on instrument, students will enjoy specialty classes such as combo class, jazz theory and improv, and a short listening class that will tie directly into what they are learning at camp.
Students can better get to know one another during a mid-morning break, during which they can relax and eat a quick snack that they have brought. Jazz Combo Boot Camp will conclude with a final performance on Friday, when the students can show off all they have learned during the week.
Students must have some background in jazz, as this is not a camp for absolute beginners. Students who are new to jazz should sign up for Jazz Starters Camp. Students must be entering grades 8 through 12 in the fall of 2014. Students will be contacted to schedule a placement hearing once they have registered.
Jazz Combo Boot Camp will be held on the Westminster Choir College campus in Princeton Hall. Directions will be sent in the confirmation packet.
||Before May 15
||After May 15
$50 Late Fee added to tuition for registrations received one week prior to starting date of camp.
Fee includes assignment folder plus a Westminster Conservatory T-shirt.
A non-refundable deposit of $100 per session is due with the application. The balance of the fee is due by June 1. Registrations received after June 1 must pay in full. Cancellations after June 1 will receive a refund (less deposit, above) only if another student can be placed from a waiting list.
For each friend that you refer to Jazz Combo Boot Camp, you will receive a discount on your Jazz Combo Boot Camp tuition provided the friend registers for Jazz Combo Boot Camp and puts your name on their registration form in the Refer-a-Friend section.
Limit: 4 referrals per student
Discount: $25 off your tuition per referral