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Music Makers Youth Jazz Camp

2022


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Music Makers Youth Jazz Camp

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Safety Protocols

  • Masks are optional for camp participants. Students who are unable to attend one or more days of camp due to COVID shall have tuition fees refunded on a pro rata basis.

Application Process

  • Please complete the application with the link above.
  • Once the application is submitted, you will be notified of acceptance or decline within 5-7 business days.
  • Applicants shall be notified of their acceptance status by May 14.
  • Students who are not currently members of the Naples Philharmonic Jazz Youth Orchestra will be required to submit a video audition with their registration.
    • Blues Improvisation
      • Students will be asked to improvise over a medium tempo B flat concert blues.
      • Trombone, piano, guitar, bass, vibraphone: B Flat blues
      • Trumpet and tenor saxophone: C blues.
      • Alto and baritone saxophone: G blues.
    • Solo Piece
      • Student should prepare a solo piece of choice. Examples include:
        • Play the melody and/or improvise on a standard tune.
        • Play the melody and/or improvise on a jazz original.
        • Play the melody on a ballad.
        • Play a solo transcription.
        • Play a jazz etude.
    • Rhythm Section Addendum (piano, guitar, bass, drums):
      • Piano and guitar will be asked to comp and create own voicings from chord changes (not required to participate).
      • Bass will be asked to walk and create own bass line from chord changes (not required to participate).
      • Drums are asked to demonstrate swing and Latin styles (bossa nova and Afro Cuban).

Tuition

$300. Financial assistance is available based on need.

Members of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Jazz Orchestra and other jazz students ages 12 to 17 are invited to challenge themselves in a fun, yet intensive week packed with seminars, rehearsals, master classes and a final performance. Each day, students will work together in combo groups to practice essential jazz performance skills, especially improvisation, led by Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra member and Naples Philharmonic Youth Jazz Orchestra Director Dan Miller.
 

Schedule


Students will rotate between seminars, rehearsals, instrumental master classes and other instructional time.

Location

Artis—Naples, Kimberly K. Querrey and Louis A. Simpson Cultural Campus

Camp

Monday–Friday
June 27–July 1, 2022
9am–3pm

Performance

Friday
July 1, 2022
7pm
Artis—Naples, Daniels Pavilion
 


If you have questions, please contact Grace Eugenides, education coordinator at geugenides@artisnaples.org or by calling 239-254-2642.


The Music Makers Youth Summer Camps are generously sponsored by Ellen and Frank Previte.

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