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UW-Whitewater Camps & Conferences
Students participating in the UW-Whitewater Jazz Camp will gain a better foundation of jazz knowledge and understanding through playing in large ensembles and smaller combos. In addition to the groups, attention will be given to enhancing abilities on each student’s instrument, improvisation, and various jazz styles. Students going into 9th grade through graduating seniors are welcome to participate in this camp program.
- Jazz Ensembles
- Jazz Combos
- Jazz Styles and Analysis
- Instrument Specific Masterclass
- Morning Big Band Rehearsal
- Big Band Rehearsal
- Music Class (Jazz History, Theory, etc.)
- Combo Rehearsal
- Dinner/Free Time
- Evening Sectional or Individual Practice
- Evening Concert (different each night)
- Free Time (swimming, movies, games, or individual practice time)
- Bed Check/Lights Out
Roy Wooten is a ground breaking drummer, inventor, musician, composer, and five time Grammy Award-winning musician known as “Futureman.” Audiences became curious when “Futureman” first appeared in 1998 playing a “Drumitar” with Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. At the heart of Futureman’s ground breaking work with the “Drumitar” and all 5 of his Grammy winning recordings with the Flecktones, is a unique finger technique which allows him to play a drum set with his fingers instead of sticks.
The Drumitar led Futureman to invent two new Keyboards. This led him to compose original music for an original ballet, several large symphonic works, and a soundtrack for a screenplay celebrating the extraoridnary life of a musical Chevalier called Black Mozart. “It’s no accident,” he says, “that the more I see how the piano is related to the drum set... the more i see how the drum set is related to the piano.”
$480 (Includes Room and Board)
$435 (Includes Lunch and Dinner)
The Jazz Camp is open to all students who will enter grades 9-12 in the fall and recent graduates (in the fall of 2014).
High school graduates who have graduated in June 2014 are also eligible to attend.
Full payment due June 26, 2014
DiscountsEarly Bird Discount of $30 when registered by May 15, 2014
Q&A: SUMMER JAZZ CAMPS
Who are the staff members?
The staff is made up of experienced licensed music educators, UW-Whitewater faculty and Music Education students.
How well are the campers supervised?
Our camper to staff ratio is 10:1. Staff are assigned to teach, organize activities and to monitor the welfare of the campers.
All resident campers are housed in residence hall facilities on the UW-Whitewater campus. Adult counselors, in attendance at the residence hall, will organize and supervise student activities. While roommate requests are honored whenever possible, campers are paired by age and gender. Developing new friends by having a new roommate is encouraged.
Meals will be served in a University dining center. There will be a welcome gathering on Sunday evening and a final banquet on Thursday evening.
Each camper will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $7,500 and $300 maximum dental insurance. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.
The UW-Whitewater Jazz Camp and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will hold all students responsible for their own conduct. Serious misconduct will lead to immediate dismissal from the camp. Students dismissed from the camp will not receive a refund.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.
If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.
I understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. I agree that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events. I relinquish all rights that I may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.