Summer Music Events and Camps

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


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