Sunday, June 24 - Thursday, June 28, 2018
A joint program of Furman Music and the non-profit Greenville Jazz Collective
, the camp is a unique experience designed to encourage high school students
of all levels to fuel their jazz performance skills (middle school students considered by recommendation
). Students will take daily classes in jazz theory, improvisation, and jazz history, and perform in a big band and/or jazz combo. The camp includes evening faculty recitals, social events, group lessons, improvisation sessions and a final student concert. Students of all instruments can apply, particularly those who play saxophone, trombone, trumpet, piano, guitar, bass (electric and/or acoustic), and drums.
Private lessons are available for an additional fee of $30 per 1/2 hour lesson - limit of 2
NEW THIS YEAR!
Board or Commute. Summer Jazz Camp is now a residential camp, but commuter options are still available for local students.
- Campus Map
- Airport: GSP Greenville-Spartanburg International
8:00 Camp Meeting
8:30 Big Band Rehearsal / Rhythm section special topics class
10:00 Jazz History / Listening class
11:00 Improvisation Class
12:00 Lunch / free time / lessons
1:30 Combo rehearsal
3:30 Master classes (separated by instrument)
4:30 Big Band rehearsal / Rhythm section special topics class
7 - 9pm Evening rehearsals and events.
Closing concert: 3pm, Thursday, June 28. Free Admission. Public invited.
The camp director is Dr. Matt Olson,
Director of Jazz Studies and Associate Professor of Saxophone at Furman
University. All instruction at the camp is provided by members of the
Greenville Jazz Collective, a renowned non-profit organization that
promotes jazz education and performance in the Upstate. Through its big
band, original music series, guest artists, camps, school visits, and
festivals, the GJC is the premier jazz organization in Greenville.
Brad Jepson, trombone
Jake Mitchell, trumpet
Financial and Registration
>>REGISTER via Eventbrite (Open February 15 - April 30)
- Residential Camper: $530
- Commuter: $410
- Optional private lessons: $30 per half hour, limit of 2
- Middle School teacher recommendation form (required if not a high school student - please obtain approval using this form before completing on-line camp registration)
- Complete the on-line application hosted on Eventbrite. All card payments are charged a processing fee.
- Check or Money Order: Complete the on-line application. Mail checks to address below, payable to FURMAN UNIVERSITY. Students are not accepted until payment is received.
Furman Jazz Camp
Furman University Music Dept
3300 Poinsett Hwy
Greenville, SC 29613
- $100 non-refundable after April 1.
- $200 non-refundable after May 1.
- June 1: Scholarship payments due to Furman, checks payable to FURMAN UNIVERSITY and mailed to camp address below. Scholarship funds may be used for
private lesson fees. Card payment options are available.
- NO REFUNDS after June 1.
Need a bit of financial assistance? The Greenville Jazz Collective would like to help. Contact Brad Jepson for more information
or call 864-214-6810
Other SCHOLARSHIPSIn addition to the Greenville Jazz Collective, local
music clubs, state music associations, school districts, booster clubs,
churches and civic organizations offer competitive
scholarships to study music during the summer. Investigate the options in your city - start by asking your teacher/director.
Did you earn a scholarship for Jazz Camp? Bravo!
The organization will pay Furman directly - we can provide an invoice if needed. When you register, select the PAY BY CHECK option,
deduct the anticipated scholarship amount from your balance owed and either call the
Furman music office to pay by card or send check/money order payable to
FURMAN UNIVERSITY MUSIC. If you pre-pay and the scholarship creates an over-payment, we will refund the difference to you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if
questions. Music Office: 864-294-2086.
NOTE: A $100 minimum deposit is
required to hold your slot pending arrival of full-pay scholarships.