5th Annual Oklahoma Summer Jazz Camp


2014 Jazz CampThe University Of Tulsa School Of Music is pleased to announce the 5th season of the OKLAHOMA SUMMER 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 Sunday, July 6, and conclude with a 3:00 p.m. showcase concert on Saturday, July 12. Fee for the six day camp is $250.

Camp Registration Form

Please make checks payable to the "TU Jazz Camp".  Registration and checks should be sent to the:

T.U. Jazz Camp
School of Music
University of Tulsa
800 South Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK  74104 3189

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 the newly constructed Lorton Performance Center, home of the T.U. School of Music.  You may tour our facility by viewing our slideshow.

On-Campus Housing: Campers requiring on-campus living accommodations may be housed in modern dormitories on the T.U. campus. Dormitories are located close to classrooms and dining facilities. Rates average $25 per night with meals paid for additionally by the camper.

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Camp Placement Audition: An orientation meeting and placement audition for all students will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Lorton Performance Center on Sunday, July 6. 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).

Camp Fees: The fee for attending the camp is $250, which includes all materials, classes, music and a camp T-shirt. Limited scholarship assistance is available for qualifying students.

Camp Enrollment: To enroll, mail the full amount payable to the “TU Jazz Camp” with the attached camp registration form. Full payment is due on or before July 1, for the 2014 Jazz Camp.

Jazz Summer Camp-Guitars 7-12Camp 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, 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.

For additional information or questions, Dr. Vernon Howard may be reached by email or by phone.

Professor Vernon D. Howard
Director of Jazz Studies
School of Music
University of Tulsa
(918) 631-2130