Jazz Camp - Kendall College of Arts and Sciences

Jazz Camp

The University of Tulsa School of Music presents its 10th Annual Summer Jazz Camp, July 14-20, 2019. 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 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. Faculty for the camp includes TU faculty and professional musicians whose careers as teachers and players are well established and widely respected throughout the nation.

The camp will begin on Sunday, July 14, and conclude with a 2:00 p.m. showcase concert on 20th. Classes will start at 9:00 a.m. each morning with a lunch break from 12:00 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. Students are responsible for furnishing their own lunches. Classes resume at 1:00 p.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m.

  • 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 14th. 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).

  • Location & Housing

    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. 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 Enrollment & Fee

    The fee for the six-day camp is $250. This includes all materials, classes, music and a camp T-shirt. 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 12, 2019. 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 vernon-howard@utulsa.edu.