National Jazz Workshop - A Summer Jazz Camp at Shenandoah University

The National Jazz Workshop

The seventh annual National Jazz Workshop will take place July 12-17, 2015 at Shenandoah University. NJW is pleased to announce a second location for a week long NJW day camp at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA June 21-26, 2015.

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George Mason University

June 21-26

(Day Camp, no evening activities)

Hosted by Dr. Darden Purcell Director of Jazz Studies


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Shenandoah University

July 12-17

(Overnight Camp, evening concerts)

Hosted by Dr. Robert Larson Director of Jazz Studies


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NJW is pleased to announce a third location:

Duquesne University

Hosted by Mike Tomaro, Director of Jazz Studies

July 26-31

This camp is not open for registration yet

The National Jazz Workshop sets a new standard of excellence for students, educators and performers who are serious about learning and mastering the language of the definitive American art form, Jazz. Held on the campus of Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA, the National Jazz Workshop offers an intensive, fully comprehensive curriculum for jazz studies to include improvisation, big band and small-group performance, composition, arranging, music recording and production, and instrumental master classes. This workshop is inspired by the legendary Stan Kenton Jazz Camp model, first held in 1959 at Indiana University, where, as Kenton would say, students would "take a bath in jazz."

The National Jazz Workshop faculty represents the best jazz educators and performers from Washington, DC, an area known worldwide as one of the nationís most prestigious and innovative centers for jazz performance. Throughout the week students will receive instruction and coaching from National Jazz Workshop staff that is focused on raising the level of performance of each participant. The main goal of the workshop is to provide participants with the resources and direction to further develop and expand their individual skills throughout the year.

Need more jazz camps this summer? See the Washington DC Area Summer Jazz Camp Consortium:

Adult musicians: Check out Maryland Summer Jazz Click here

Extended Camp and Travel: VA Music Adventures Click here

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