Columbus Youth Jazz Summer Workshop

Week 1: June 20 – June 24, 2022
Week 2: June 27 – July 1, 2022
Week 3: July 11 – July 15, 2022
Week 4: July 18 -July 22, 2022

Monday through Friday | 12:00 – 3:00 PM

Tuition: $125

The Columbus Youth Jazz Summer Workshop returns this summer! Join us for 1-4 weeks of music-making, where we will play jazz together in small combos led by one of our renowned teaching artists. During each week-long day camp, you will meet new peers from around Columbus who love playing their instrument and learning new songs, just like you.

During the Columbus Youth Jazz Summer Workshop, we will develop skills such as:

– How to learn a jazz song
– How to improvise
– Technique on your instrument
– Creating an original arrangement

We will explore new composers, songs, and styles. At the end of each week, we will host a jam session to put our newly learned skills to the test.

Please see the dates below to choose which weeks you would like to join us at the Jazz Academy. Each week will be new and different so we encourage you to sign up for as many as you’re able to attend! Attendance is limited due to social distancing restrictions and will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis, with certain seats reserved based on instrumentation.

Tuition for each week is $125 per student and payment must be received to reserve your spot in the program. Need-based scholarships are available upon request to the education department.

Jazz Academy Vocal Workshop

July 25-29, 2022  |  12:00 – 3:00 PM

Tuition: $125

Do you sing in choir, musical theatre, play an instrument or simply LOVE to sing? The Jazz Academy is here to bring out your inner voice! This week-long in-person workshop will provide vocalists the opportunity to explore the ins and outs of jazz singing, including style, improvisation and vocal technique through a series of masterclasses, listening sessions and private lessons. Each day, students will sing solo with a band and with each other in a vocal jazz ensemble. Listening sessions will focus on sensational jazz singers, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra, and singers who were influenced by jazz, like Aretha Franklin and Etta James!

Attendance is limited due to social distancing restrictions and will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis. Tuition is $125 per student and payment must be received to reserve your spot in the program. Need-based scholarships are available upon request to the education department.