Oklahoma Jazz Camp

Thursday, July 01, 2010

JazzBandsThe University of Tulsa School of Music, in collaboration with the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame and the Tulsa Public Schools, is pleased to announce the inaugural season of the OKLAHOMA JAZZ CAMP. The week long day camp is open to all music students, (instrumental and vocal), grades nine through college, with all levels of skills and experience. The camp will begin on Monday, July 19, and conclude with a 4:00 p.m. showcase concert at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame on Saturday, July 24. Fee for the six day camp is $200. Click here to register online.

Specific information about the camp includes:

Location and Facilities: The Oklahoma Jazz Camp will be held on the campus of the University of Tulsa. Classes and rehearsals will be held in both Tyrrell Hall and the TU Music Annex (instrumental rehearsal hall). Additional activities and performances will take place at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame’s “Jazz Depot”.

Camp Placement Audition: An orientation meeting and placement audition for all students will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the TU Music Annex on Sunday, July 18. Students should prepare a jazz selection, etude or solo transcription to demonstrate performance style and technique. Students are also urged to demonstrate improvisation skills; this requirement, however, is optional for those entering at a beginning level of experience.

Camp Fees: The fee for attending the camp is $200, which includes all materials, classes, music and a camp T-shirt. Limited scholarship assistance is available for qualifying students.

Camp Enrollment: To enroll, mail a $25 (non-refundable) deposit (or the full amount) payable to the “Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame” with the attached camp registration form. College students may apply for credit through the jazz studies office at the University of Tulsa. Full payment is due on or before July 14 for the 2010 Jazz Camp.

Camp Classes & Curriculum: Classes will start at 9:00 each morning with a lunch break from noon to 12:50 p.m. Students are responsible for furnishing their own lunches. Classes resume at 1:00 and conclude at 5:00 p.m. The educational focus of the camp will be based on a curriculum encompassing: jazz theory & ear training, jazz improvisation, jazz history, jazz performance (big band, combo, vocal), and group lessons and master classes. Click here for a detailed schedule.

Camp Instructors: Faculty for the camp includes University of Tulsa faculty and North Texas area professional musicians whose careers as teachers and players are well established and widely respected throughout the region.

Click here to download brochure. Please feel free to email or call me with any questions. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Professor Vernon D. Howard
Director of Jazz Studies

School of Music
University of Tulsa
(918) 631-2130

Vernon Howard