National Jazz Workshop - A Summer Jazz Camp at Shenandoah University

Student Information for 2014 Participants

Opening registration will take place on the Funkhouser Dorm Patio (#10 on the map). Park in the adjacent parking lot and proceed to the covered patio area. In case of inclement weather an alternate location will be posted. There will be signs on campus directing you to workshop registration. After registration and dorm check in (and with the campus map given to you) you should take a walk to familiarize yourself with the SU campus.

General "What to Bring" List for All Participants

This workshop will be a fast-paced, intense program. To get the most out of this learning experience, please bring the following items:
  • A note book or pad for taking notes
  • Staff paper
  • Pencils
  • Back Pack or something to carry class supplies and handouts
  • Your instrument (if playing)
  • Practice and/or performance amp (if applicable)
  • Cymbals & drum sticks (drum set players only)
  • Pianos and/or electric keyboards will be available for ensembles and in practice rooms
  • If you have large equipment, a wheeled carrier is best for fast transport and comfort.
  • Large equipment can be left in designated rooms and locked overnight or stored in your dorm room if applicable.
There is wireless internet on campus for those who wish to bring a laptop computer. You will be given a password for the week. Additionally, there are several ethernet ports around campus, so you might also want to bring an ethernet cable.

Information for Campus Residents

If you will be staying on campus for the week, please bring the following dormitory-related items:
  • Fan
  • Twin sheets (XL)
  • Blanket
  • Pillow
  • Towel
  • Toiletries
You will be issued a room key and a "swipe card" for entering the building. You will be charged a fee if you lose these items.

Information for Commuters

  • Please arrive no later then 08:15am each morning.
  • Please pickup and drop-off in the Armstrong parking area (#4 on map).
  • Evening pickup (after concert) is 9:00pm.
  • Those parking cars for the day can also use this area an/or the adjacent parking garage.
  • Any minor departing campus before 9:00pm will need to inform workshop staff and a parent/guardian must speak with workshop staff to verify:
  • All pickups of minors will be monitored by an workshop staff member


All medications for those under age 18 must be reviewed by parent/guardian and the National Jazz Workshop staff to determine if it needs to be continually monitored by workshop chaperones.

Meals & Lodging

Lodging is available for workshop participants in the Shenandoah University dormitories. Adult chaperones will stay in the dormitories and supervise minors. Dormitories are air conditioned. Minors will be assigned a roommate. Participants may designate a preferred roommate and we will try to honor all such requests. Adults may request a private room. Linens are not provided, so please bring your own.

Workshop participants staying on campus will have a meal plan included in their fee. Adults may purchase meals on their own.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the dress for NJW?

All dress including concert performances is casual. Shorts, t-shirts and summer apparel is expected.

Can parents attend concerts?

Yes, all workshop concerts are free and open to the public.

I play more than one instrument. Should I bring them all?

You will be contacted before to the workshop about what instruments to bring.

I have large equipment. Where can I store it?

Yes, we will have a secure room to leave equipment overnight. Please bring a wheeled device to move your equipment around easily.

Will the University have wireless internet?