For college students jazzed about music, Joye in Aiken has some information of word.
From June 24-27, Joye in Aiken (the nonprofit group recognized for its Competition and Outreach Program that includes Juilliard artists) will current a four-day Jazz Camp open to scholar musicians from eighth via twelfth grades.
The non-residential camp can be held in partnership with USC Aiken and can happen on the college campus.
The camp can be led by Joye in Aiken Creative Director for Jazz Riley Mulherkar. Mulherkar is a Juilliard-trained jazz trumpeter and a 2019 recipient of Lincoln Middle’s prestigious Rising Artist Award.
Trombone celebrity and Juilliard alumnus Wycliffe Gordon will train a grasp class as a visitor clinician. Additionally collaborating as school members can be Juilliard-trained pianist Mathis Picard, together with fellow Juilliard alumni Bryan Carter (drums) and Dan Chmielinski (string bass).
Sandra Subject, president of the Joye in Aiken Board of Trustees, explains that the campers will keep very busy with courses and different actions over your entire jazz-filled weekend.
“The camp opens with registration on Thursday afternoon, June 24,” Subject mentioned. “That’s adopted by the ‘Jazz Explosion’ live performance that night, which options the school members. On Friday and Saturday, the scholars can be in courses from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m. On Sunday, they’ll be rehearsing for, and presenting, a live performance for the general public. So their schedule can be very full, however they’ll even have time to jam with one another and make new pals.”
She notes that the intensive curriculum for the camp will deal with rehearsing and performing as a part of a jazz combo; jazz improvisation, taking part in and ability constructing; music concept; and jazz historical past and appreciation.
Jim Capalino, a member of the Joye in Aiken Board and the key sponsor (along with his spouse Carlin Vickery) for the 4 days of actions, explains that the Jazz Camp is a very impactful and well timed addition to the group’s in depth Outreach Program.
“That is the primary time Joye in Aiken has been in a position to supply one thing like this because the Juilliard Jazz Camp right here in 2013,” Capalino says. “On this 12 months particularly, when training was so closely impacted by COVID, we really feel it’s necessary to have the ability to give college students a enjoyable expertise that may even present them with actually world-class instruction.”
Tuition for the camp is $200. Lunch can be included, and monetary help can be accessible for college kids who would in any other case be unable to attend.
“Entry to the humanities, and particularly to high-quality arts training, is a vital a part of Joye in Aiken’s mission,” Capalino says. “Monetary circumstances ought to by no means be an obstacle. We wish to ensure that the camp is open to any scholar who desires to come back and who can profit from it.”
Capalino sums up by noting how distinctive the chance is for native music college students. “The musicians who can be instructing this camp are a few of the greatest of their disciplines on this planet,” he mentioned. “To have the ability to be taught from them, jam with them, be mentored by them, is an opportunity that will solely come alongside as soon as in a lifetime. I urge each scholar in our space to make the most of it.”
To register for the camp, go to www.joyeinaiken.com. Inquiries will be directed to Jazz Camp Chair Jack Benjamin at firstname.lastname@example.org or Joye in Aiken Government Director Janice Jennings at email@example.com.