WCU SUMMER JAZZ CAMP
Jonathan Ragonese, Director
Sunday, July 17 through Friday, July 22, 2022
Finale Concert: Friday, July 22nd at 12:00pm
For advanced middle school and all high school students.
West Chester University’s Summer Jazz Camp is designed for advanced middle school and all high school students. Participants will explore jazz improvisation, arranging, orchestration, jazz history, and performance techniques. Visiting artists as well as the WCU faculty will perform and conduct masterclasses on various subjects. All participants will need to have knowledge of scales, be able to read music, transpose, and be proficient on an instrument.
Summer Jazz Camp Faculty
- Dave Cullen, Guitar
- Chris Hanning, Drums
- Marc Jacoby, Vibes and Technology
- Jeremy Jordan, Piano
- Paul Jost, Vocal Jazz
- Peter Paulsen, Bass and Jazz Arranging
- Jonathan Ragonese, Saxophone
- John Swana, Trumpet
An honors track is available for advanced students. Honors track students will be placed in an additional ensemble (Honors Jazz Band), and they will rehearse for and perform at the Thursday evening Criterions Alumni Reunion Concert.
Honors track applicants must submit a private/unlisted YouTube recording of two jazz tunes (one swing and one Latin) performed with a big band, combo, or play-along accompaniment. The recording should demonstrate both the melody and improvisation (drummers should demonstrate soloing by trading 4s). The audition video along with the student’s application and deposit, must be submitted by May 27th. Please email your unlisted YouTube video link to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before May 27th. Acceptance into the Honors Jazz Band will be announced at the start of camp.
SUMMER JAZZ CAMP OPTIONS:
July 17 – 22, 2022
|Resident Early Registration (register before June 1)||$685|
|Commuter Early Registration (register before June 1)||$595|
PREMIUM PACKAGE: HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER MUSIC INSTITUTE & SUMMER JAZZ CAMP
Register online and pay with credit card.
Questions? Contact us at (610) 436-2921 or email@example.com
- Refund Policy: Partial refunds will only be issued after the receipt of a written cancellation notice. Our Summer Jazz Camp fees include a $200.00 non-refundable deposit/processing fee. Refunds will not be granted after the Institute begins on July 17th.