Band Camp June 24-28

@St. John Fisher School

4567 SW Nevada St.  9:00am-12:00 

Friday Fun Activity/Concert at The Clackamas Swim Center (see details below)


Jazz Camp  July 15-19

@Jesuit High School 

9000 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy  9:00am-12:30

$225  For Middle school students grades 5-8 of 2018-2019 school year

Middle School Jazz Camp 

July 15-19 @Jesuit High School

9:00-12:30 M-F

Open to All students in the Portland metro area



• Small Combo Classes and Jazz Big Band.   Students will be accompanied by professional Jazz Musicians each day.

• Learn and develop Jazz Improvisation skills

  1. Offered to grades  5-8 (school year 2018-2019)

  2. Students will be placed in classes according to age and experience. No audition necessary

Students will have the opportunity to work in both a large ensemble (Jazz Big Band) and small combo  setting playing Jazz , Latin Jazz, and Jazz Rock styles. Students are actively involved in organizing their own arrangements of songs in their small combos groups assisted by instructors. Jazz improvisation is taught using basic “Jazz vocabulary” that can be easily read and then implemented into the students own solos.  Students will also have the opportunity to work with special “guest artists” from the local jazz community. On our final day of camp, students will have be a final concert for parents and friends at Jesuit High. Students will be treated to pizza lunch that day.  The camp runs from 9:00-12:30 Monday-Friday with final concert on Friday at 12:00 at Jesuit High. The cost of the camp is $225.00 .  The camp is offered to grades 5-8 (2018-2019 school year).  There are no auditions.  Students need at least 2 years of experience on their instrument. Students will be placed in classes according to their age and experience. If you have any questions you may contact the Director, Bryant Allard at or phone 503-296-7713.  There is limited space so we suggest registering as soon as possible. Camp T-Shirt included.

Bryant Allard, Director of M.U.S.E. and Jazz Camp Director, is not only an educator but also a Jazz Musician and performs with many of the great professionals here in Portland. Bryant has created a lot of the curriculum and knows how to challenge the students while  making sure they feel comfortable and have fun making great music!

My child LOVED this camp. He learned so much in one weeks time and had a lot of fun!  Thank you for what you do with the students.  He can’t stop playing his instrument and is already looking forward to the fall start up.”

Jan McBride-Parent

“My daughter always wanted to learn how to improvise and take solos with the school band.  This camp was a perfect fit for her. She didn’t feel forced into having to take solos but wanted to because of the unique way you taught them how to use your Jazz Vocabulary. The small combos were a great opportunity they don’t get at school. She had a lot of fun and met a lot of really nice kids. Keep up the great work!”

Jim Salsman-Parent

Oregon Summer Camp 2019: (grades 4-8)

This camp is a lot of fun for the students and it is amazing how much they learn in one week.  There is also an introduction to jazz and jazz improvisation at the camp.  Band Camp is open to ALL students in the Portland Metro area (not just M.U.S.E. Students). You can register online if you like or download a form and send that in with a check. For more details read registration form by clicking on link below.

  1. *The Band Camp has a Friday activity. Students will be bused to the Clackamas swim center after rehearsing that morning at camp and arrive at 11:30am. Students will be treated to a pizza lunch and then will set up for an outside concert at 12:30pm for parents, family, and friends. After the concerts, the students will get to spend a few hours in the giant wave pool with lots of fun slides. The bus will return students to the school by 3:30pm The Friday activities and the band camp t-shirt are included in the price.

Summer 2019

Register Online            

If you want to break the payment up, you can download the Registration form and send in the deposit only.  The balance would be due the first day of camp. Otherwise, you can pay “in full” online.

Band and Jazz Camps