Jazz Theory Class
Need to learn more about the theory behind playing jazz? We can teach you! Taught by jazz guitarist Clay Nordhill, this class will meet on Saturdays from 9:00-10:00 am starting January 11th.
This class will focus on jazz theory, harmony and the fundamentals of jazz improvisation. Class time will be split between written work and instrumental application. Topics will include diatonic harmony, common chord progressions, song forms, ensemble playing, swing phrasing, and practice routine. Required materials for this course include instruments, pencils, and manuscript paper. The fee for this class is $175.
We will offer a $25 discount for students who are already registered for the jazz combo program.
Saturday Morning Jazz Combo–
A fun opportunity for instrumentalists to develop improvisational skills and expand their knowledge of jazz repertoire and styles, this workshop will meet Saturday mornings from 10:00 am-12:00 noon for 9 weeks .
Admission is guaranteed to anyone who has attended URI’s Jazz Camp in the past. Any other interested players should contact Jared Sims at 401-874-2765, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuition $325 Registration Form
URI Summer Intensive Jazz Day Camp
Ninth season dates: July 14-18, 2014
(see our FB page URI Jazz Camp for photos of this year’s camp)
The University of Rhode Island Music Department and the Community Music Program presents the ninth annual exciting, creative, educational, and inspiring Summer Intensive Jazz Camp for students in grades 9-12 and up. (Younger/older students with ability are welcome to apply)
Jam packed with Big Bands, theory and specialized classes, combos, Master classes, and concerts, students will learn in an intensive, noncompetitive setting taught by URI’s award-winning jazz and percussion faculty. Small class size enhances individual attention and focus on the student.
Classes will include theory, improvisation and ear training. Master Classes in each instrument will be offered, featuring faculty artists Jared Sims, Dave Zinno, Steve Langone, Joe Parillo and others TBA. Faculty specializing in voice, piano, guitar, bass, brasses, winds and percussion/drum set will create a well-rounded instrumentation. Each camper will be assigned to at least two ensembles which will enable them to work on many different styles. Drummers will play on a world of instruments in percussion ensemble.
Camp 2014 begins on Monday July 14th at 9:30am with a general meeting. Campers will be dismissed at 5:00 pm daily. Camp ends with the final student concert on Friday July 18th at 4:00pm
Camp fees: before March 1st: Application fee $35, Tuition $425 (please pay by check)
After March 1st: Application fee $50, tuition $500
all new students must send in an audition recording with non-refundable application fee to be considered for camp.
CDS DO NOT HAVE TO BE HIGH QUALITY RECORDINGS OR MADE WITH AN ENSEMBLE-WE JUST WANT TO GET AN IDEA OF WHICH GROUP YOU WILL FIT INTO.
Deposit of $100 is due upon notification of acceptance. While there is no deadline for applications, some slots will fill quickly, so the earlier the better!
* Returning campers are not required to audition
Daily Camp Schedule
The daily schedule will be:
- 9:30 students check into Fine Arts Center (FAC)
- 9:30-10:30- Theory and Jazz Style
- 10:30-12- Morning Combos
- 12:00-1:00 Lunch ~~
- 1-1:30- Student Jam Session-a VERY popular tradition!
- 1:30-2:30- Live Jazz Performances by URI Jazz alumni and URI faculty
- 2:30-3:45- Master Classes divided by instrument
- 3:45-5:00- Big Band and Percussion Ensemble
—Lunch options are either:
- bring your own–eat at FAC or
- purchase lunch at one of the shops in the Emporium ( Subway, UMelt…)