UPDATE: January 2021
We are currently working on dates and tutors for the 2021 camp. check back soon for confirmed details.
UPDATE: JULY 28th 2020
With the recent reintroduction of stage three restrictions for Melbourne and high community transmission rates of COVID-19, it has became apparent that we will not be able to run this year’s Jazz Music Camp scheduled for September. So it is with sadness that we announce the cancellation of this year’s camp.
Those already registered will already have received email communication from us. All registration fees have been refunded in full. If you have any questions regarding this please contact us.
We look forward to next year!
We're excited to launch the inaugural high school Jazz Music Camp!! It will be running from September 21-25 inclusive. Join world class tutors for a week of fun music making. Play in an ensemble, learn to improvise, and meet other young musicians. A big finale concert will be held on the 25th in Melbourne to show case what has been happening through the week.
Open to all high school aged students, any instrument, any level. An ability to fluently read notated music will be beneficial but not compulsory.
Rutherford Park - Blampied
Travel by coach from Melbourne CBD or meet us there.
We're still confirming all our tutors so check back soon.
Judy Ferguson - The Music Place camp leader.
Adam Simmons - Woodwind
Toshi Clinch - Rhythm Section
Eric Budd - Brass
Students will be put into ensembles ranging from Bigband, Jazz Orchetra or smaller jazz combos depending on their ability and instrument. Through the week these ensembles will be a basis for exploring jazz language. Specialist sessions on improvising, rhythm and harmony will fill out the program. There will also be free time to enjoy the camp facilities or jam with peers.
The camp will culminate in a public showcase concert in Melbourne featuring all attendees, tutors and guest artists.
Early Bird (available until May 30): $725
Full Registration: $789
Includes all meals, travel, accommodation and tuition.
Limited spaces available, positions allocated on first come basis.
A camp booklet with the camp schedule, what to bring, duty roster, assigned dormitories and all other relevant information for the week will be emailed to attendees mid August.
A copy of The Music Place's child safety policy can be downloaded here.