Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz Camp
June 8-11, 2022
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 2022 Jazz Camp will be run with student safety as the top priority.
The Friends of Jazz and Messiah University will, at minimum, follow the prevailing safety guidelines as of the beginning of camp. We may elect to impose additional safety guidelines beyond what is required by the CDC or PA Dept of Health.
Final decisions on safety protocol will be made in the coming months, and may change as the pandemic progresses. Here is what we currently anticipate for the 2022 Camp:
We anticipate that vaccination will be required of all camp students, faculty, and staff.
Every member of our faculty is a year-round educator at Messiah University, another college, or their own private studio. This means that they've each spent the past two years 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 may be capped under our typical attendance in order to ensure room for social distancing.