2023 MJI ANNUAL SUMMER JAZZ CAMP
JOIN US FOR OUR 29th YEAR!
Open to Middle School and High School Instrumentalists
June 19 - June 23, 2023
Held at Marquette University High School
3401 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53208
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.
Middle School Camp: 9 AM - 12 PM - $250
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 - $350
Open to all instrumentalists entering grades 9 through 12 and students who just completed their senior year.
Add-on Options: $130
(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.