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    Summer Music Events and Camps
    Posted on 03/22/2017

    2017 Summer Music Events and Camps

    Summer is just around the corner and there are several summer music camps in the  area. The following is a list provided by the JAMS Music Department.

    Band and Orchestra

    SPS Summer Music

    Dates TBD (Three weeks)

    9 a.m. to noon, Ballard H.S.

    Best for students who are entering 6th grade or have completed Beginning or Intermediate Band or Orchestra.


    Marrowstone in the City (MITC – “Mit-see”)

    July 10-21, 9 a.m. to noon

    Shorecrest High School: or Overlake School / Redmond: July 17-28,

    Best for students who have completed at least Junior Band or Orchestra. Saxophones not eligible. Highly recommended.


    Cornish College of the Arts Super Strings

    July 24-29, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Join a faculty ranging from Seattle Symphony members and Oberlin Conservatory professors to Scottish Fiddle Champions and professional rock violinists in a camp that offers a broad diversity of styles and genres.


    Seattle Saxophone Institute

    July 24-27 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Grades 7-9); July 31-August 3, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. (Grades 9-12)

    Not just jazz! Specialists focused on all aspects of sax playing.




    Cornish College of the Arts Intermediate Jazz Workshop

    July 17-22, 9 a.m-4 p.m. Small combo work with low student-instructor ratio, emphasis on improvisation and music theory. Highly recommended. Advanced Jazz workshop also available, see Deb for class recommendation.


    Shoreline Jazz Camp

    August 7-11, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Shorecrest High School.

    Good for students with some jazz background but less improvisation experience as well as those comfortable improvising. Highly recommended.

    No current link available yet.


    Mel Brown Summer Jazz Workshop

    July 30-August 5, sleep-away, Portland area.

    A fun week of jazz with ensembles and combos for all skill levels. A great option for those looking to widen their Seattle-centric instructor base.


    UW Jazz Workshop

    July 10-14, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Only students entering HS are eligible.



    July 24-30, sleep-away, Port Townsend.

    HS-age students only.




    Deb Schaaf

    Chair, Visual & Performing Arts

    Band and Jazz Director

    Jane Addams Middle School