Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz Camp
June 9-12, 2021
Messiah University (Mechanicsburg, PA)
All student musicians, no matter how experienced, can express themselves through jazz improvisation.
That's why our camp focuses on small group instruction, with student safety as our top priority.
Students spend four days immersed in jazz, experiencing the music in a variety of ways:
- Students play in small combos with peers of similar ability. This way, our faculty can meet students where they are and bring out the best in everyone!
- You'll listen to jazz with our faculty and learn to describe the unique styles of jazz greats.
- Students of all skill levels will work on creating music of their own in composition/arranging and theory classes.
Watch below and imagine how you'll grow at the Friends of Jazz Camp:
Learn more by checking out the camp schedule.
Our 2021 Jazz Camp was designed with student safety as the top priority. In addition to requiring masks and social distancing at all times, here's what we're doing to keep students safe:
Every member of our faculty is a year-round educator at Messiah University, another school, and/or their own private studio. This means that they've each spent the past year adapting their teaching style to this new normal. You can rest assured that we've selected faculty who will keep student safety as their top priority.
The High Center at Messiah University provides many spacious rehearsal rooms and performance spaces. Registration is capped at 60 students so that there is room to socially distance.
Campus Capacity Limits
Due to indoor capacity restrictions - and to serve as many students as safely possible - all camp events, including guest artist and student concerts, are open only to camp students and faculty. Concerts will be recorded and shared with all students so that your family & friends may enjoy.