We offer two camps this year in the Portland area:
• Band Camp (Grades 5-8 as of fall 2024)
• Middle School Jazz Camp (Grades 6-9 as of fall 2024)
Summer Band Camp 2024
@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
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 2024
Date: To be announced
@Jesuit High School SW Portland
- Small Combo Classes and Jazz Big Band
- Learn and develop Jazz Improvisation skills
- Offered to grades 6-9 (fall of 2024)
- 10:00-2:00 Daily (concert performance on the Friday of camp)
- Cost: $375
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 instructors who play Jazz Professionally around the Portland area. 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 email@example.com or phone 503-296-7713.
To Register Online (2 Steps):
Step One: Fill out info online (choose Camp)
Step Two: make payment
If you prefer paying by check fill out form and mail to address below:
Jazz Camp: Dates TBA
PO Box 230281
Tigard, OR 97281
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