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Summer Opportunities

Music Camps, Summer 2019 and beyond

File last updated March 9, 2019. Listing is alphabetical. Take careful note of application deadlines and audition criteria, as described on each camp’s website. * are camps frequently attended by Terrace kids.

Bard Summer Jazz Academy (JALC), July 15-28, approx. $2142 including room and board, priority application deadline March 8, including audition recordings, but they will accept late applications.

Berklee Summer Programs, including the Berklee Global Jazz Institute Workshop at the Newport Jazz Festival. Dates and prices vary by program. Applications generally due March.

Blaine Harbor Music Festival, Blaine, WA, July 7-13, cost varies depending on selected room & board options.

Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony, August 3-10, University of the Pacific Stockton, CA, application deadline May 1, $1700.

Central Washington University Jazz Camp, July 22-27, approx. $725, varies depending on room & board options.

*Centrum/Jazz Port Townsend, July 21-28, varies depending on room & board options, scholarships possible.
Recorded audition required; deadline to apply April 5, 2019 but sooner is better, especially if you are a pianist; those spots fill up quickly. They’ll also take late applicants if there are still spots open. Incredible immersive jazz experience attended by many Roosevelt Jazz students over the years. Don’t think less of it because it is essentially in our backyard, it is totally awesome. You do not need to travel to the East Coast or California for a great jazz camp.

Cornish Summer Music Program; Jazz Camp July 15-19, 2019 (plus other arts camps…) Kerry Hall, 710 East Roy St, Seattle, WA

Eastman School of Music Summer Jazz Studies, Rochester, NY, June 30 – July 12, $2423 including housing and meals. April 15, 2019 deadline.

Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, summer touring and fall performance in September at the MJF. Application due March 30, 2019.

NYO Jazz; Application deadline for summer 2019 has passed, was back in January. New program in only its second year. Keep this in mind for summer 2020, however.

Seattle Saxophone Institute (4th Annual); High School Week for incoming grades 9-12; Dates: July 29-Aug 1 Location: Roosevelt High School; Faculty: Neil Welch, Dr. Evan Smith, Dr. Rhonda Taylor, Ivan Arteaga Website:
The Seattle Saxophone Institute is the premier summer music opportunity for area saxophonists. It features a faculty of four world-class performer-educators, along with daily guest artists and a professional rhythm section. The camp’s mission is to offer a fun and supportive environment for students to express themselves in the many different genres of music. Students will study the fundamentals of tone and technique, classic jazz improvisation, big-band section playing, free improvisation, classical saxophone, and more! At the end of the week, students perform a final concert at The Royal Room jazz club!

*Shoreline Jazz Camp, August 12-16, 9am-3pm, $350, Shorecrest Performing Arts Center, directed by Jim Sisko.

Stanford Jazz Workshop, some deadlines for summer 2019 may have already passed; various dates in July and August depending on program, Stanford, CA.

*UW Jazz Workshop, July 8-12, 2019, 10am-5pm, $500, at the UW School of Music. Registration has started, always fills up fast!, questions to Steve Korn,