Maryland Summer Jazz includes three days of workshops, jam sessions and faculty concerts. Enrollment is limited to give you lots of personal attention and playing time. The faculty student ratio is 1:7. The learning environment is focused, intimate and effective
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Tuition and Fees
Early Bird Tuition (received before May 1, 2014): $490.00
Optional Music Prep Day : July 12
Discount: Siblings, husband and wife, parent and child may each receive a 10% discount on their respective tuition amounts. Active Military also receive a 10% discount (only one 10% discount per person).
If you have already paid and must cancel your attendance for any reason -
Jazz Camp Workshop Description
The majority of the time is spent in small group sessions led by our world-class faculty. Instead of taking notes in a theory class or rehashing private lesson material you could get elsewhere, you’ll learn the way jazz should be learned - by playing with a mentor. Improvisation, arranging, history and group dynamics are discussed, and demonstrated. Those new to jazz will be supported as they ease into the genre.
Beginners are welcome to audit for one, two or three days of camp sessions. All participants enjoy amazing opportunities for great experiences and musical growth.
A typical day at MSJ includes two small group rehearsal sessions playing with a faculty member, plus :
An annual survey asks participants to evaluate the workshops and request what they want in the future. The response has been incredibly positive. Student and faculty feedback continues to shape our programs.
MSJ offers one full scholarships to gifted HS or college students: The Paul Phillips Memorial Scholarship. See the Scholarship Page for information. The application deadline is June 1, 2014.
No worries! We serve most any jazz musician. Classes are grouped according to skill level to serve the most advanced (semi-pro and college players) along with the newcomers.
Media accepted are cassette tape, CD, DVD and MiniDisc.
Maryland Summer Jazz Camp Location
St. Mark Presbyterian Church,
MSJ students have stayed at the hotels listed below:
Best Western Rockville