Sunday, June 23 - Thursday, June 27, 2019
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. Board or Commute.
Private lessons are available for an additional fee of $30 per 1/2 hour lesson - limit of 2
- 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
7:30 - 8:30pm Evening Recital
8:30pm Jam Session
10:00pm Dorm Meeting on each hall
11:00pm Lights out
Closing concert: 3pm, Thursday. 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
Kevin Korschgen, drums
Jake Mitchell, trumpet
Financial and Registration
- Residential Camper: $530
- Commuter: $410
- Optional private lessons: $30 per half hour, limit of 2
- Complete the on-line application hosted on Eventbrite. Card fees will be added to the total.
- Check or Money Order: Complete the on-line application. Mail checks to address below, payable to FURMAN UNIVERSITY MUSIC. Registration is not complete until payment is received.
Furman University Jazz Camp
3300 Poinsett Hwy
Greenville, SC 29613
- $100 non-refundable after March 15.
- $200 non-refundable after April 15.
- NO REFUNDS after June 15.
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. See note below about how to register if you are applying for a scholarship. A minimum $100 deposit is required to hold your spot.
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 to attend Jazz Camp? Bravo!
A $100 deposit is required to hold your spot until the scholarship funds arrive. Select the 'pay-off-line-by-check' option when you register and mail your $100 check to the address below or call the music office to pay the deposit with card by phone. When the scholarship award is confirmed and funds in our hands, we will either refund the difference or invoice you for any balance owed. BALANCE DUE BY APRIL 15.
Scholarship funds may be used for private lessons, on-campus housing/meals (room and board) and rental linens. Lessons and linens can be added to an existing registration up until May 1.
Payable to FURMAN UNIVERSITY MUSIC.
A donor card payment option is available via the Eventbrite site.
Furman University Jazz Camp