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Ninth Annual Rowan Jazz Camp
July 12-16, 2015
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The Rowan Jazz Camp offers students from southern New Jersey and surrounding states a chance to study with some of the region’s finest jazz educators and performers. During this dynamic five-day camp, students will learn big band and small jazz combo techniques as well as improvisation and other musicianship skills necessary for today’s jazz students (ages 14 – 18) and tomorrow’s performers.

Hosted by The Rowan University Department of Music and The Maynard Ferguson Institute of Jazz Studies, the students will study in the spacious Wilson Music Building which houses Pfleeger Concert Hall, Boyd Recital Hall, two very newly renovated rehearsal rooms, and over 80 practice rooms including several with “Smart Room” technology. The various performing and rehearsal spaces allow for the students to perform in both small groups and full big bands. In addition, students will also be given the opportunity to perform in master-classes as well as attend music theory, jazz improvisation, MIDI technology, and special sessions dedicated to issues unique to each instrument.


Classes will cover a vast array of topics, including but not limited to: Latin rhythms for drum set, introduction to MIDI (including Finale, Smart Music, Sibelius, Garage Band and Band in a Box). Other important topics include preparation for college auditions, practice techniques, the business of music, transcription, and keyboard harmony.

Students will be housed in air-conditioned Rowan University dormitories and will eat in the newly renovated Student Center Dining Hall. Dormitory and campus supervision will be provided by Rowan University music students and Rowan University Campus Security.

Evening events will feature performances by camp faculty and will highlight students performing both with each other and the faculty. The closing Gala Concert on Thursday July 16, 2015 will be an outdoor concert in the Wilson Music Building Courtyard (weather permitting).

Applications will be accepted beginning on January 1, 2015. There will be online registration beginning January 1, 2015.

For more information or a brochure please contact the camp director Professor Douglas Mapp @ 856-256-4500 Ext. 3591 or mapp@rowan.edu

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