Fayetteville Jazz Camps 2019

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Youth Jazz Camp

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By attending Youth Jazz Camp, you will experience a fun group dynamic where you can feel free to express yourself through improvisation and composition. The instructors teach you how to learn songs, assimilate styles, and improvise so that you have tools to improve your musicianship after the camp is done. Working in large and small groups throughout the week, you experience democratic music-making and work on interpersonal skills in a professional environment.  Learning about the history of jazz and creative music gives you a greater context to appreciate this American-born global art form. Students from ages 11 – 18 will play together in a large ensemble as well as in small groups organized by age and ability.

You will learn:

  • to play a variety of songs by ear, improvise, and compose your own songs as a group

  • improve your sense of time and meter

  • improve your listening skills by singing all parts of the songs (bass line, melody, harmony, improvisation) and connecting the singing to your instruments

  • how to transcribe classic jazz melodies and solos by ear

  • basic audio recording techniques and how to listen to recordings to improve playing

  • strategies for practicing performance, learning songs, style, improvisation, transcription, and composition

The 2019 camp has expanded its faculty to include internationally acclaimed professional jazz musician/educators in addition to camp director/drummer Chris Teal. Read more about them below.

Eligibility:Open to any music students entering grades 7-12 with at least 1 year of instruction on their instrument/voice.

No audition or previous jazz experience required.

Dates: June 9 – 14, 2019

Times:See sample schedule below

Location:Music Building, U of A Campus    Click here for maps and directions.

Fees:$370 by May 1 / $400 after May 1: instruction, materials, daily lunches and dinners

$235: lodging package (for those staying overnight at dorm): 5  nights lodging, breakfasts

Registration: Register Here

Cancellation/Refund Policy: By May 15: refund less $100 administrative fee

May 15 – May 31: refund less $150 administrative fee

After May 31: no refunds available

For More Information

Registration: David Owens, Operations Coordinator – 479-575-4702 – cms@uark.edu

Curriculum: Chris Teal, Camp Director – uofacmsjazz@gmail.com

Scholarships

The mission of the Community Music School is to provide enriching programs to all. In collaboration with the Institute for Creative Music (www.ifcmusic.org), a limited number of need-based scholarships are available for the 2019 Youth Jazz Camp. To apply for a scholarship email Chris Teal at chris@ifcmusic.org with a statement of financial need.  If you are interested in sponsoring a scholarship or making a tax-exempt donation to the program please email Chris Teal at chris@ifcmusic.org. The Institute for Creative Music is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 organization.

Scholarship inquiries must be submitted by midnight on April  19, 2019. Applications will be reviewed and notifications sent to applicants the week of April 22.

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Adult Jazz Camp

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We are excited to offer the second annual CMS Adult Jazz Camp for both beginner and advanced musicians! Camp director and drummer Chris Teal brings this opportunity for adults to learn jazz songs, style, and improvisation by ear and from written notation. The core faculty also includes internationally touring jazz musician/educators. Students will have the opportunity to play in large and small ensembles organized by ability and interest. Students are coached both on their individual roles and roles within ensembles. Jazz transcription, composition, practice techniques, and basic audio recording are included in both levels. The camp meets during the day for workshops and rehearsals and in the evenings for performances by the faculty and student groups.

Beginning Adult Jazz Track: This is open to any adult with at least one year of experience on an instrument or voice, but limited experience with jazz. No audition is required – just enroll using the link shown below.

Advanced Adult Jazz Track: This is designed for experienced jazz musicians who want to play and perform with others of a similar background. Those interested in this camp track can enroll using the link below and should submit a letter of interest that includes past experience with jazz to Chris Teal at uofacmsjazz@gmail.com.

Eligibility: Open to music students age 19 (age lowered from 21) and older with at least one year of experience on their instrument/voice.

Beginning Track: No audition or previous jazz experience required.

Advanced Track: Submit a letter of interest that includes past experience with jazz to Chris Teal at uofacmsjazz@gmail.com.

Dates: June 13 – 16, 2019

Times: See sample schedule below

Location:Music Building, U of A Campus. Click here for maps and directions.

Fees:$462 by May 1   /   $497 after May 1

Fee includes instruction, materials and daily lunches.

Lodging/Meal Package (for those staying overnight at dorm): $175

Registration: Register Here

Cancellation/Refund Policy:By May 15: refund less $100 administrative fee

May 15 – May 31: refund less $150 administrative fee

After May 31: no refunds available

For More Information

Registration: David Owens, Operations Coordinator – 479-575-4702 – cms@uark.edu

Curriculum: Chris Teal, Camp Director – uofacmsjazz@gmail.com