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UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA JAZZ LAB PRESENTS:
8th Annual Summer Jazz Camp
June 24 - June 29, 2018

 

 

 

*Only Accepting Guitar, Bass, and Piano applications*

 

Join the award-winning UCO Jazz Program for a jam-packed week designed to get YOU playing jazz! Participate daily in combos, masterclasses, improv & theory sessions, jazz history presentations, big band reading sessions and jam sessions in a fun and relaxed environment. Open to all instrumentalists age 14 and up. Space is limited. 

$350 tuition fee with an “early bird discount” of $50 for applications postmarked prior to June 1st, includes an official camp t-shirt and two special group meals. Convenient on-campus housing is available with rates starting at $35 per night. Private lessons will be offered for $25 per lesson. For more information: briangorrell@ucojazzlab.com (Please note a separate housing application must be filled out.) Placement auditions will be held on Sunday June 24, 2018 starting at 5PM in the UCO Jazz Lab.


Please note placement auditions are only intended to group students into appropriate combos based on ability level. Every student is guaranteed full participation once application and tuition payment have been processed.

 

*Only Accepting Guitar, Bass, and Piano applications*

application

Download the Official Jazz Camp

Application (PDF)

*Only Accepting Guitar, Bass, and Piano applications*

housing

Housing form (PDF)

*UCO Liability Release Waiver *(PDF)*


Contact Brian Gorrell for information.

PLEASE NOTE: The housing application and associated fees are separate from the tuition fee and camp application.

CAMP SCHEDULE

*Tentative and subject to change*

(Locations Subject to Change)


Sunday, June 24 (UCO Jazz Lab - 100 East 5th Street in Edmond

1:00-4:30 Housing check-in if applicable. (UCO Campus Map

5:00 Student Orientation Meeting/Registration Confirmations - Arrive Early

5:45 Buffet style dinner provided for all participants by Hideaway Pizza

6:30-9:30 Placement audition held upstairs (scheduling details TBA)

6:30‐7:30 Informal Jazz concert featuring jazz camp staff

7:30­‐9:30 Student jam session with jazz camp staff

9:30PM Audition results posted–END OF DAY


** Throughout the week, transportation will be provided as needed between the School of Music building on the main campus and the UCO Jazz Lab. Students under the age of 18 staying in the dorms will be supervised by a responsible adult camp counselor. It is NOT necessary to stay in the dorms, but is the most affordable option for most out of town participants. Rates start at only $35 per night double occupancy.



Monday June 25 - Thursday June 28
(UCO JAZZ LAB & SCHOOL OF MUSIC BUILDING)

7:30-8:50 BREAKFAST on your own

9:00-9:50 Jazz Theory Class (General & Experienced Sections) - School of Music

10:00-10:50 Jazz Improvisation Class (Beginning, Intermediate, & Experienced Sections) - School of Music

11:00-12:00 Jazz History Presentations (One Large Section) - School of Music

12:00-12:55 LUNCH on your own (many restaurants are open on campus)

1:00 - 3:00 Combo Rehearsals (multiple groups will be formed) - School of Music

3:00 - 3:30 Afternoon Break

3:30 - 5:00 Masterclass Sessions (group sessions for each specific instrument) - School of Music

5:00 - 6:30 DINNER on your own

6:30 - 9:30 Student Big Band Reading Sessions & Jam Sessions - UCO Jazz Lab

9:30 END OF DAY


Friday, June 29  (UCO Jazz Lab & School of Music Building)

7:30-8:50 BREAKFAST on your own

9:00-9:50 Final Jazz Theory Classes - School of Music

10:00-10:50 Final Jazz Improvisation Classes - School of Music

11:00-12:00 Final Jazz History Presentation - School of Music

12:00-12:55 * BUFFET STYLE LUNCH PROVIDED BY HIDEAWAY PIZZA - School of Music

1:00 - 3:00 Final Student Combo Rehearsals - School of Music

3:00 - 4:00 Afternoon Break - check out of housing if necessary and prepare for concert

4:00 - 7:00 STUDENT CONCERT - UCO JAZZ LAB

7:00 - 8:00 EVENING BREAK

8:00 - 10:30 BRIAN GORRELL & JAZZ COMPANY CONCERT - UCO Jazz Lab - selected students will be invited to sit in.

10:30 Camp is officially Concluded

Brian Gorrell

Jeff Kidwell -

Jazz Camp Director

Applied Trombone
Jazz Ensemble II
5th Street Strutters Dixieland Combo
405.974.5269

JKidwell3@uco.edu

 


Please contact Jeff Kidwell, Camp Director, anytime with questions, details about housing options, or other concerns.

Faculty and Staff

  • Camp Director - Jeff Kidwell
    Trumpet - Lee Rucker, Ryan Sharp, Michael Pruit
    Trombone - Jeff Kidwell, Zac Lee, Evan Drumm
    Saxophone - Brian Gorrell, Leon Williams, Vince Norman
    Guitar - TBA
    Piano - Dennis Borycki, Alyssa Kozlowski
    Bass - Dr. Michael Geib. Ms. Rei Wang, Mrs. Kelcie Lee
    Drums - Tony Romano, Andy Brooks
    Jazz History - Clint Rohr
    Male Chaperone & Assistant - Evan Drumm
    Female Chaperone & Assistant - Kaitlyn Slade

Jazz CampDownload the Full Size 2018 Poster

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