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Intermediate Jazz Program
Bass, Drums, Guitar, Piano, and Winds

Imagine your child playing Jazz and exploring new things on the beautiful University of Miami Frost School of Music campus...

If you are entering grades 5-8 and have been playing jazz for at least one year, then our Intermediate Jazz program is for you! And... we invite highly advanced students to audition for our Honors Jazz Ensemble!

So... join us this summer and immerse yourself in Jazz!

Program Length

2 weeks


Session A: June 12 - June 23


9:00 am - 3:45 pm

Age Range

Entering grades 5 - 8 in the fall

Registration Fee

Prior to April 1: $40
After April 1: $75


$850 (Honors $1,050)


The goal of this program is for campers to have a better feel for how the pros play JAZZ! They will get to play in 2 Jazz Bands and also have a technique class on their specific instrument! All of our JAZZ faculty are both performers and educators who are dedicated to giving campers the best experience possible! And don't forget to save the date - we end camp with a concert where every camper performs with their band!


  • Entering grades 5-8 in the fall.
  • Has studied their instrument for at least 1 year.
  • Completed Book 1 of a standard music series in their instrument.
  • On the first day of camp - campers will be placed in a Jazz Group with other students at their skill level, based on an informal audition.
  • All bass, guitar, and wind players must bring their own instrument to Camp. (bass players and guitarists should also bring a small amp, a cart and a cable.)
  • *There is limited enrollment for bass, drums, and piano.


DAILY SCHEDULE (9:00 A.M. - 3:45 P.M.)

9:00 - 10:00

These classes concentrate on instrumental technique and improvisation
Guitar Workshop
Wind Workshop
Rhythm Section Workshop (piano, bass, drums)

10:15 - 11:15

Jazz Combos: working with a coach in small groups is a great learning experience.

11:30 - 12:00

LUNCH (Lunch is included in the camp tuition)
In the UM Cafeteria, you will be able to select from the grill (hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries), salad bar, pizza, hot meal of the day, and the deli. Fresh fruits, desserts, and beverages are all included.

12:15 - 1:15

MUSIC SKILLS - Contemporary: Our faculty makes learning music skills fun!

1:30 - 2:30

Latin Jazz Band Lots of fun learning how to play the Latin Jazz style

2:30 - 2:45


2:45 - 3:45

Jazz Rock Fusion Jam a great way to end your camp day!



4:00 - 5:00

OPTIONAL CLASSES (separate fees apply)
You really don't want to leave camp so soon...

Private Instruction: Individual lessons with the Camp faculty!

Garage Band & More: if you want to learn or already are using this program, get better at music production with our expert teachers.

4:00 - 5:00

Honors Jazz Ensemble: The Honors Jazz Ensemble is open to rhythm section players (piano, guitar, bass, & drums), and winds (woodwind and brass instruments), who are more advanced than their age and grade level. You will be coached by our Honors Faculty - made up of UM Frost School of Music professors, selected graduate students, and artists who love to work with exceptional young musicians. An audition is required. Each Honors Group will perform in our special Honors Recital where you also will receive a certificate of participation, signed by your Honors professors.


REQUIREMENTS for Honors Jazz Ensemble - Intermediate

  • If part of a school ensemble, should be performing at Music Grade level 4.0 or above.
  • A recommendation from your music teacher.
  • Every applicant must submit an audition postmarked by APRIL 15.
  • An audition demo is required: 10-minute maximum. All auditions must be submitted as a high-quality video file or a YouTube link. Send your demos to:
  • Winds, Piano, Guitar: submit the following 2 selections:
  • A ballad: no longer than 1 chorus.
  • Improvisation: play the head and solo on a jazz standard. This may be submitted with either a live group or with a jazz play-along.
  • Bass: Play the melody to a blues selection, improvise for 1 chorus and demonstrate 2 choruses of a walking bass line.
  • Drums: Play time in the following styles: Slow Swing (mm= 100/quarter note) and fast swing (mm=200/quarter note). If possible, record this with a bass player or combo. Also include a short excerpt performing with a combo to demonstrate small group playing, including trading 4's.
  • Campers applying for the Honors Program will be notified by MAY 1
  • Campers who are not accepted in the first round, or who submit their audition after April 15, will be put on a waiting list. We will notify you no later than May 15, if we can accept you.

NOTE: All bass, guitar, and wind players must bring their own instrument to Camp. (bass players and guitarists should also bring their amps)
*There is limited enrollment for bass, drums, and piano


Private lessons given by our camp staff may be scheduled after regular dismissal. The lessons are one hour long and all of the instructors are part of our camp faculty. The classes are held daily, except for the last day of the session. Once your camper has attended all the daily classes and met the faculty, email the camp the following information: name of professor your child would like a lesson with and on what instrument. Send to: and we will tell you the days the professor is available for lessons. The camp cannot re-schedule a missed private lesson.


Supervised before and after care is available.
Before Care: 7:30 am - 9:00 am
After Care: 3:45 pm - 6:00 pm

NOTE: students who enroll in an optional class from 4:00-5:00, may be supervised in After-Care from 5:00-6:00 for no additional After-Care charge. Please notify the camp if this applies to your camper!


Please follow these steps to Register:

Click on the "Register Here" Link for the Track that applies to you below. The Link will take you to the Session Selection Page and the Cart for your Program. There is no need to filter or search for your Program on the Session Selection Page as long as you used the correct "Register Here" Link for your specific Program. Make sure you know the e-mail address of your music teacher. Also, please decide if you want to add an optional class and/or a private lesson for an additional fee.

On the Session Selection Page, Click on the "ADD TO CART" Link for your Program. Make sure the Program Name and Track are correct. Your Program will automatically move into "YOUR SHOPPING CART". Click on the CONTINUE Link in the Shopping Cart, which will take you to the Registration Information Page where you can begin the registration process.

Complete the following information to Register.

  • Section 1: Enter Your Email Address and Click "NEXT".
  • Section 2: Enter Participants & Options. Complete the required Participant Information. "Session Options" for your program will be pre-selected. Additional classes offered appear as "Optional Classes" and may be selected by checking the appropriate Box or Boxes. Click CONTINUE.
  • Section 3: Please complete the Registration Forms, including the Waivers and Agreements, and sign your Digital Signature. Click "CONTINUE TO CART".

Review Cart & Check out. Review the accuracy of the "ORDER DETAILS". If you have a Coupon Code, enter it now.

Go to the "CHECK OUT" Section and select either "PAY IN FULL" or "Pay $0.00 now, and then Pay Balance manually".

Click COMPLETE and you will receive a Confirmation E-mail with the details of your Order.

You can login to your Online account at any time to verify your registration and pay your balance. A $200 deposit is required to reserve your child's place and an additional $200 to reserve the Dormitory. This includes your $40 ($75 after April 1) non-refundable Registration Fee. Deposits are due within 10 days of registration. There will be NO refunds issued except for a documented medical emergency. Full payment is due 1 month prior to the start of each session.

You will receive an e-mail confirmation when your payment has been processed.

If you have any questions about the Camp and the Programs offered or How to Apply, please e-mail the Camp at or call 305-498-4925.

Register Here (select the Track that applies to you):

Intermediate Jazz