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The Marcus Johnson Summer Jazz Camp
July 17 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
M. J. Summer Jazz Camp classes focus on music appreciation of legendary jazz giants, noting the uniqueness of their interpretations of the genre, individual instruction on the structure of improvisational style and the important role each instrument plays in carrying out an authentic jazz sound. Each year the program provides a Master Class experience conducted by a distinguished guest artist. This year we are proud to welcome jazz artists, composers and educators, The Excelsior Band, as the Artists in Residence and Headliner for the July 28th, jazz concert.
Students are also taught the fundamentals of self-discipline, responsibility and commitment to practice. The educational experience students will receive will instill the core values of confidence, leadership and teamwork and good citizenship. These valuable tools will encourage youth participants to become confident, skilled musicians, as well as well-rounded students academically.
In order for students to participate in the M. J. Summer Jazz Camp program, they must have their own instrument. In addition, they must have at least an intermediate level of understanding of the instrument and be able to play basic scales. Finally, it is extremely important that participating students be committed to attending the daily workshops and practicing regularly. The M. J. Summer Jazz Camp is essentially an accelerated program, and must be adhered to in order to maximize the experience. The cost for participation is $100 per student (Scholarships Available), which includes, materials, musical arrangements, and daily refreshments.
For More information visit: http://www.gcehjazzfest.org