The Jazz and Improvisation Camp will offer high school students an opportunity to discover the language of jazz music through the use of scales, arpeggios, patterns, and listening, and help them to comprehend its basic principles in theory and practice. It also welcomes more experienced improvisers who wish to further their concept of improvisation in the jazz idiom as more advanced techniques are introduced. Placement in combos, concerts, and masterclasses are also a part of the camp. The faculty includes Professor Chris Kozak, Director of Jazz Studies, the University of Alabama and Dr. Jonathan Noffsinger, Professor of Saxophone and Jazz Studies at the University of Alabama. Open to the following instrumentalists: Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxophone; Trumpet; Trombone, Drum Set, Guitar, Bass and Jazz Piano. Students who have just completed grades 9, 10, 11 and/or 12 as of June 2018 are eligible to attend.
Jazz and Improvisation Camp Costs
RESIDENT CAMPER (Staying on campus): $425.00
COMMUTER CAMPER (Commuting each day): $325.00
RESIDENT vs COMMUTER CAMPER
RESIDENT CAMPER fees include all instruction, group activities, housing in University dormitories and select meals each day in the University Dining Halls.
COMMUTER CAMPER fees include all instruction and group activities along with select meals each day. A COMMUTER CAMPER should be housed in the Tuscaloosa area with a relative 21 years old or older.
PRIVATE LESSONS DURING CONCERT BAND, JAZZ BAND AND MARCHING PERCUSSION CAMP
Students are encouraged to take advantage of our world-class faculty by scheduling a private lesson session with the faculty during the week of Crimson Music Camp. These lessons should be scheduled by the camp attendees in advance of your arrival on campus in June. If you are interested in scheduling a private lesson, you should email the professor directly and determine a time and cost for your lesson. These lessons will be at an additional cost to be determined by the individual professors and paid directly to the professor by the camp attendee. A listing of the email addresses of the camp faculty members can be found HERE.
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If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Heath Nails, Coordinator of Band Operations: firstname.lastname@example.org