Intermediate A Jazz Program

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Imagine your child playing Jazz and exploring new things on the beautiful University of Miami Frost School of Music campus. If you are between the ages of 8-12 (entering grades 3-7) and have studied a Jazz Instrument for at least 1 year, then our INTERMEDIATE A JAZZ Program is right for you! Even if you can improvise only a little or not at all – we welcome you to our Jazz Program!

Bass, Drums, Guitar, Piano, and Winds


Program Length 2 weeks
Dates Session A: June 11 – June 22
Hours 9:00 am – 3:45 pm (optional 6th class from 4:00-5:00 pm)
Age Range For ages 8-12/ entering grades 3-7 in the fall
Registration Fee TBA
Tuition TBA

Program Description

The goal of this program, is for your child to have a better feel for the world of JAZZ. Campers will spend 2 hours each day rehearsing in their Performing Ensembles, where they will improve on their technique and their skill at improvising. Our goal is to make sure your child is learning, but at the same time having fun too! As a parent, this is a great way to nurture a love of music in your child. Surrounded by their peers, children feel comfortable to try out new things! The camp also provides a safe environment for our campers. Counselors escort the younger children throughout the day and are also on hand to help them in their activities. And don’t forget to save the date– we end camp with a concert where every child performs with their class!


  • Entering grades 3-7 in the fall/ ages 8-12.
  • Has studied their instrument for at least 1 year.
  • Music Proficiency level 1.5 or above and/or has completed Book 1 of a standard music series in their instrument. (if enrolled in a band program at school)
  • Pianists should have a little experience in reading chord symbols.
  • All applicants who meet the above requirements may enroll in the Camp.
  • 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.
Daily Schedule (9:00 A.M. – 3:45 P.M.)
Time Activity
8:45 DROP OFF at the Frost School of Music
9:00 - 10:00 ELECTIVE - our elective classes are your chance to try something new! No experience is necessary!
  • Blues Ensemble: Learn how to really play the Blues!
  • Songwriting and Composition: Working in small groups, campers can learn how to write a song or compose music in any style (popular, classical, jazz, rock…)
  • Intro to Improv: If you have never tried to improvise or if you already have been doing it – this class will improve your skills.
10:15 - 11:15 ENSEMBLE:
Concert Jazz Band Get coached by our pros!
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 ENSEMBLE
Latin Jazz Ensemble
1:30 - 2:30 MUSIC THEORY
There is more to music than reading notes, and the summer is the best time to improve your knowledge or learn something new about scales, chords, composing, rhythm, improvising, and ear training. But all this is done in a class just for Jazz Players!
2:30 - 2:45 SNACK BREAK
Snacks (chips, cookies) are served!
2:45 - 3:45 ELECTIVE
  • Wind Ensemble: for classical and jazz wind players.
  • Jazz Rock Guitar Ensemble: for guitarists and vocalists (and rhythm section)
  • Rhythm Section Workshop: for pianists, bass players, and drummers. Learn how to play authentically in different styles
  • Digital Sound Design: You will explore digital editing, mixing, and mastering techniques, using the software Logic Pro 10. Students will be encouraged to write, record, and produce an original composition using these techniques.
3:45 REGULAR DISMISSAL at the Frost School of Music
4:00 - 5:00 OPTIONAL CLASSES (separate fees apply)
  • You really don't want to leave camp so soon...
  • Jazz Rock Jam: jam out and have fun!
  • Piano Lab: whether you already play piano or if you want to learn, practice in our piano studio under the guidance of our expert instructors.
  • Songwriting and Composition: Working in small groups, campers can learn how to write a song or compose music in any style (popular, classical, jazz, rock…)
  • Private Instruction: Individual lessons with the Camp faculty!
Other Options

Private Lessons

Private lessons given by our camp staff may be scheduled after regular dismissal. We suggest 30 minute lessons for this age and level.

Extended Care

Supervised before and after care is available.
Before Care: 7:15 am – 9:00 am
After Care: 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Bus Transportation

Bus transportation to the camp, located on the campus of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, is provided by a private bus company. If you do not see a location near your home, please contact the camp. It may be possible for us to add an additional location on one of our routes!

Bus Location
Broward Bus Sawgrass Mall
Miramar Parkway and I-75
Bob Graham K-8 School (15901 NW 79th Ave) Miami Lakes
Dade Bus Highland Oaks Middle School (2375 NE 203rd St. Aventura)
Sunny Isles
Miami Beach Episcopal Church (Pine Tree Drive & 41st St)


How to Apply
  • Review the Daily Schedule to learn about the classes offered, and choose your Electives and Optional Classes.
  • • The Camp will email our "Teacher Recommendation Form" to your child's music teacher. This is to confirm that your camper is in the correct level. Make sure you know the e-mail address of your school or private music teacher before you start to register.
  • Register Here