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Jazz Camp

The University of Tulsa School of Music presents its annual Jazz Camp, July 8-14, 2018. The week-long day camp is open to all music students (instrumental and vocal), ninth grade through college, with all levels of skills and experience.

The camp will begin on Sunday, July 8, and conclude with a 2 p.m. showcase concert on Saturday, July 14.

Camp Fee

The fee for the six-day camp is $250. This includes all materials, classes, music and a camp T-shirt.

Camp Hours

Classes will start at 9 each morning with a lunch break from 12 to 12:50 p.m. Students are responsible for furnishing their own lunches. Classes resume at 1 and conclude at 4 p.m.

Location and Facilities

The TU Jazz Camp will be held on the campus of The University of Tulsa. Classes and rehearsals will be held in the Lorton Performance Center, home of the TU . School of Music.

On-Campus Housing

Campers requiring on-campus living accommodations may be housed in modern dormitories on the TU campus. Dormitories are located close to classrooms and dining facilities. Rates average $30 per night with meals paid for additionally by the camper.

Camp Placement Audition

An orientation meeting and placement audition for all students will begin at 2 p.m. in the Lorton Performance Center on Sunday, July 8. Students should prepare a jazz selection (etude, excerpt or solo transcription) and major or minor scales to demonstrate interpretation, tone and technique. Students are also urged to demonstrate improvisation skills (optional for those entering at a beginning level of experience).


The educational focus of the camp will be based on a curriculum encompassing jazz theory and ear training, jazz improvisation, jazz history, jazz performance (big band, combo, guitar ensemble, vocal) and group lessons and master classes.

Camp Instructors

Faculty for the camp includes University of Tulsa faculty and professional musicians whose careers as teachers and players are well established and widely respected throughout the nation. Specific instructors will be announced at a later date.

Camp Registration/Enrollment

To enroll, complete the registration form and mail it with a check for $250, payable to TU Jazz Camp. Full payment is due by July 6, 2018. Registration forms and checks should be sent to: 

TU Jazz Camp
School of Music
The University of Tulsa
800 S. Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK  74104

For more information about the TU Jazz Camp, please contact Vernon Howard at