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UofSC Jazz Camp

Due to health concerns raised by the spread of COVID-19, the UofSC Jazz Camp has been cancelled.

Refunds will be issued for all those who have paid online.

Students interested in Summer Jazz can contact Bert Ligon about private online instruction, and he will connect you to the appropriate teachers.

UofSC Jazz Camp offers a focused and fun combination of workshops, personalized instruction, student performances, faculty concerts, and jam sessions. The camp is for middle and high school students wishing to learn about the jazz language, improve improvisation skills, and share the experience of this great American art form with new friends in a relaxed environment. Come learn and play with the UofSC Jazz faculty.


UofSC Jazz Camp FAQ

This program centers around High School students who are interested in getting started with jazz improvisation and those who wish to develop their interest in jazz. The camp offers individual and small group instruction from UofSC jazz faculty and guests. In addition to combo coaching and individual instruction, the camp offers jazz literature and theory classes..

The camp will focus on Jazz combo performance. The small, chamber environment of a combo is where the rubber meets the road in jazz. In a big band, the emphasis is on playing the ensemble written parts. In a combo, the emphasis is on individual creativity within a small, interactive group.

We will make recordings available of the combo performances for purchase.

Limited scholarships are available to students who ask to be considered on their application forms. All students who wish to be considered for scholarships MUST submit a recording of their playing, even if they have proof of Allstate band or chorus participation. Proof of having made the Allstate ensemble is sufficient for acceptance in the program, but not for scholarship consideration.

Submit a photocopy of the program with your name highlighted.

8:30    Three one hour sessions

  • Jazz listening and literature
  • Improv/Theory
  • Combo/ensemble

Noon  Lunch & practice time

1:30    Three one hour sessions

  • Combo/ensemble
  • Individual Lessons/Master Classes
  • Combo/ensemble

Monday & Tuesday 7:30 p.m. Concerts and recitals in conjunction with the CSMC

Wednesday  6:00    Final Jazz Camp Concert

For more information, email Bert Ligon.

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