Camp Details
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SummerJazz Camp 2017
Camp Dates June 26 - July 7, 2017 (2018 dates will be announced next January)
Audition dates and times by appointment with Erich Lieth click here
Registration deadline until slots are filled
Camp Hours Mon-Fri, 8:30am to 3:00pm (additional fee for early arrival before 8:15 by arrangement or late pickup after 3:15)
Camp Description Musicians will have the opportunity to play in a large ensemble as well as in smaller combo settings, learning classic big band pieces, combo standards as well as contemporary jazz. The camp will culminate with one or more performances on the last days so plan accordingly. Some campers may optionally perform solo pieces with rhythm section backing. Ages 12-17.
Daily Schedule 8:30 – 10:00 full band rehearsal
10:00 – 10:30 break
10:30 – 12:00 games and other musical activities
12:00 – 1:00 lunch and break (bring bag lunch)
1:00 – 2:00 combo practice
2:00 – 2:15 break
2:15 – 3:00 full band rehearsal
Camp Faculty Dr. Erich Lieth (director)
additional clinician facutly to be announced
Location Music Building
Emerson Waldorf School
6211 New Jericho Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Contact (information)
Contact (registration) Participants must audition before they can register. This is not a competitive audition, but to insure that we can meet everyone's needs. To request an audition click here. After the audition, go to the EWS Summer Camps web site. Part way down the right side of the page, click the link under 'Summer Program Application' to register. This will take you to the TADS interface where you can select the current academic year. Once you create a log-in you will be able to register. Email questions to
Cost (10 weekdays) $450/per participant
Instrumentation This camp is open to all instruments. If you can read notes or keep time on a drum, you can be in this camp. Some examples aside from percussion are bass, piano, guitar, trumpet, trombone, sax, violin, clarinet, tuba, cello, flute, mandolin, etc. If there is a question, email
Repertoire Download link for practice materials emailed to participants before camp. Participants are expected to familiarize themselves with scores before camp starts.
Eligibility and
audition procedure
The EWS Summer Jazz Camp is appropriate for instrumentalists who want to gain or expand on jazz skills. Entrance into the ensemble is through an audition process, in order to ensure that the experience will work out for everyone. Participants should be able to read notes on their instrument. We will ask you to play scales and arpeggios, a prepared piece, and sight read a basic piece. Drummers will be asked to demonstrate basic knowlege of jazz rhythms. Guitarists, bassists and pianists will additionally demonstrate ability to play chords. Eligible students are enrolled until all positions are filled or the enrollment period is closed. Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis, and when available positions are filled, further applicants may be put onto a wait list.
Conduct expectations This camp is for kids that can focus on making music for extended periods of time. Ample supervised breaks will be given between rehearsals, but during rehearsals all musicians will be attentive and respectful. Disruptive or persistently tardy participants will be expelled without refund at the director's discretion.