Summer Camps 2022

We offer two camps this year in the Portland area:

Band Camp & Jazz Camp

 
To register go to the following links:

Band Camp June 27-July 1

Jazz Camp July-11-15

 
To pay for the camps go to the following Link:
 

 

Summer Band Camp 2022

Portland, Oregon

June 27-July 1

@St. John Fisher School SW Portland

  • 9-12 daily
  • Offered to grades 4-8
  • One school year experience required (class or private)
  • Concert Performance on Friday of camp
  • Cost: $225

Description

Students will have the opportunity to work in both large and small group settings playing different styles of music including an introduction to Jazz and popular movie themes.  Student projects include how to write music and create songs, and exploring how to play an easy jazz solo if they like!

Space is limited so please sign up as soon as possible to ensure your child a spot. 

“It’s amazing how much the students learn in one week. Our daughter LOVED the camp and is looking forward to Jazz Camp next year. Your staff is awesome”  Patricia Felix-Parent

“Our son couldn’t put his instrument down all summer long after taking this camp. He also enjoyed meeting new friends and making music together. Thank you and your staff for being wonderful motivators” Josh Clyde-Parent

 

Summer Jazz Camp 2022

July 11-15 

@Jesuit High School SW Portland

  • Small Combo Classes and Jazz Big Band
  • Learn and develop Jazz Improvisation skills
  • Offered to middle and high school students
  • Two Levels (Level 1 for middle school “An Introduction to Jazz” & Level 2 for “Jazz studies” for high school students. 
  • 10:00-2:00 Daily (concert performance on the Friday of camp)
  • Cost: $375

Description

Students will have the opportunity to work in both a large ensemble(Jazz Big Band) and small combos playing jazz, latin jazz, and rock jazz styles. Student are actively involved in organizing their own arrangements of songs in their small combo groups assisted by instructors (who are professional jazz players). Jazz Improvisation is taught using “Jazz Vocabulary” that can be easily read and then implemented into the students own solos. Students will have the opportunity to work with special guest artists from the local jazz community. On our final day of camp, students will perform a concert for family and friends. There are no auditions. Students will be placed in classes according to their age and experience. If you have any questions contact the director, Bryant Allard, at bryant@museband.com or phone 503-296-7713. 

To ensure a spot, send check for total amount or contact us to pay by credit card.  Our mailing address is:

M.U.S.E.

PO Box 230281

Tigard, OR 97281

Phone: 503-296-7713

Email: Info@museband.com

We hope you will consider this opportunity.

Camp Coordinator Bryant Allard is a local Portland Jazz trumpeter/educator and the Director of M.U.S.E. Instrumental Programs. 

“My daughter always wanted to learn how to improvise and take solos but never had the opportunity before now. She didn’t feel forced into having to take solos but wanted to because of the unique way you taught them using Mr. Allards Jazz Vocabulary Method. The small combos were a great opportunity that they don’t usually get at school. Thank you for inspiring her.”    Jim Salsman

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