August 4-8, 2014, 9:30am-3pm • Concert Friday August 8, 6pm
Open to girls entering 6th through 12th grades (5th grade per consultation)
Produced by JCMS faculty members Jean Fineberg and Ellen Seeling (Asst. Dir. and Dir. of the Montclair Women’s Big Band,) our camp provides a supportive musical environment where girls have fun and develop self-confidence. Campers hone improvisational, technical and ensemble skills while meeting new friends and creating music with other young musicians from the Bay Area and beyond.
The Camp employs an all-women faculty from the Montclair Women’s Big Band, the Jazzschool, and the Bay Area’s most respected performers and educators. Our internship program includes recent music college graduates who provide additional help and serve as young role models. Faculty and interns are available throughout the camp day for one-on-one help.
INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL
We welcome all vocalists and players of traditional and non-traditional instruments. The only prerequisite is some facility on your instrument (we do have some loaners and some storage for large instruments.)
Camp provides drums, congas, bongos, amps, pianos/keyboards, vibes, microphones and music stands. Scheduling permitting, we make our best effort to accommodate those who wish to play more than one instrument.
ENSEMBLES AND ELECTIVES
The day begins with a Master Class/Warmup by instrument or voice, followed by age-appropriate ensembles. Campers can register online or by phone, and indicate their preferences among the following:
Electives performing at the Friday evening Concert
Pop Vocal Group
Roots Choir (R&B, Blues)
Latin Ensemble (instrumental)
Jazz Combo (instrumental)
Electives performing at lunchtime
“My Life” (spoken word poetry)
Non- performing workshops
Girls are welcome to bring their lunch. Food is available at the onsite Jazzcaffe, either by pre-purchase or walk-in. With parental permission, campers can also visit one of the many inexpensive eateries within a couple of blocks of the Jazzschool
PRIVATE LESSONS AND DAILY OPEN JAM
The lunchtime break features a daily faculty-facilitated open jam session and all campers are encouraged to participate. Each musician receives one private lesson during the week on the instrument/voice of her choice.
We assist in forming carpools by sharing willing participants’ location information.
DAILY SCHEDULE Mon-Fri, August 4-8, 2014, 9:30am-3pm, Concert Friday Aug. 8, 6pm
9:30-10 Master Class/Warmup
10-12 Ensembles, Workshops
12-1 Lunch Break, Open Jam, Private Lessons
1-3 Ensembles, Workshops
Friday 6pm: Musicians return with family and friends for all-camp concert.
FREE (optional donation to support the 2015 Girls’ Jazz & Blues Camp scholarship fund!)
Please register and indicate your elective preferences at jazzschool.org/girlsreg
or call 510.845.5373. Our camp always fills up, and registration is open until camp is full, at which time we start a waiting list.
Tuition is $475. There is some financial aid available.
After registering, please call the Jazzschool at 510.845.5373 to make your payment and reserve your spot. You will then be contacted to schedule a short, friendly placement audition so we can meet you, schedule you in appropriate groups and craft your personal camp schedule.
Feel free to email us at email@example.com or leave a message for Jean at 510.758.2200 and we will call you back
Refund Policy: $100 of program tuition is non-refundable until July 7. After that date, all tuition is non-refundable.