Participants receive two hands-on solo jazz coaching sessions each day. Faculty includes (depending on location): Dr. Jeremy Fox, Lucas Mattson, John Knutson, Jason Smith, Ryan Howe, Cynthia Wahl, and Harmonic Convergence. Professional Development and Grad/Undergrad credit is available at the U.S. camps. NOTE: EACH CAMP IS ONLY OPEN TO THE FIRST 40 REGISTRANTS.
In its 14th year, the SMV Vocal Jazz Camps continue to draw participants from around North America. Geared toward directors of all levels, high school and college students, and professional singers, this 5-day camp focuses on: Solo Jazz Singing, Vocal Ensemble Singing, Practical Jazz Theory, and Improvisation. Conducting opportunities are available for directors, complete with one-on-one feedback.
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The Jazz Harmony Retreat is a hands-on training week in jazz harmony for educators and qualifying college students. With a very small student/teacher ratio, the faculty (which includes Jason Smith and Jeremy Fox) will offer you a brand new harmonic awareness. The camp includes: Jazz Theory, Vocal Jazz Arranging, Jazz Piano, and Recording Studio Production.
At the end of the week, you will have written your own vocal jazz chart, and recorded an excerpt of it. You will also be able to play a jazz song on the piano in whatever manner you wish. A safe and friendly environment, all experience levels are welcome. NOTE: OPEN TO THE FIRST 14 REGISTRANTS ONLY.