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Open to Middle School and High School Instrumentalists

June 17 - June 21, 2024
Held at Marquette University High School
3401 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53208

FAQ: MUHS is an all boys school. Is camp open to female students? Answer: Yes, our camp is open to students of all genders.

Start Summer on a High Note

For over a quarter-century, middle and high school musicians have learned about jazz from members of We Six during their annual week-long day camp. Students will perform jazz classics in small ensembles, participate in improvisation workshops, hear live performances, and learn about Milwaukee's unique jazz history. MJI's camps are ideal for  beginning and experienced  jazz players.

This is an amazing opportunity for students to learn from top jazz artists including Juli Wood, Eric Jacobson, Paul Silbergleit, Mark Davis, Jeff Hamann, and David Bayles.

Middle School Camp: 9 AM - 12 PM - $275

Intro to Jazz: Open to all instrumentalists entering grades 5 through 8.
Prerequisite: Minimum of one year of experience playing an instrument.

High School Camp: 1 PM - 5 PM - $375

Open to all instrumentalists entering grades 9 through 12 and students who just completed their senior year. 

Add-on Options:  $140
(Available for those attending High School Camp)

LITTLE BIG BAND: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Led by drummer Dave Bayles, this 10-piece band includes trumpet, trombone, saxophone, and rhythm section (piano, bass, guitar, vibes, drums). Music performed will include traditional big band swing literature, contemporary works, and Latin-style pieces. This is a great opportunity to play with a full band and learn about styles, techniques, dynamics, and improvisation. 

ADD A COMBO: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Enhance your camp experience by adding more small ensemble rehearsal time coached by MJI's experienced faculty. Learn works by classic jazz artists as you prepare for a final performance. 

Enrollment is limited. Complete the Camp Registration Form below to reserve your spot. Payment details will be sent via email.

Tuition assistance is available based on need and availability of funds. Contact us for more information.

Please reach out if you have any questions. Otherwise, submit your online registration form today! At the MJI Summer Jazz Camp, you'll experience the best Milwaukee has to offer in jazz education, and we promise you'll have fun doing it.

Summer Jazz Camp: About Us
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