Camps

Concert and Jazz Band Camp

Join middle and high school student musicians from around the area for a week of concert and jazz bands!

Camp Description

The Arts+ Concert and Jazz Band Camp has been a staple in the Charlotte region for nearly two decades.  Students will perform alongside and under the direction of the finest conductors and instructors from across Charlotte and the surrounding areas. Enjoy a week of bands, combos, improvisation, games, and master classes. The week will finish with a free concert on Friday afternoon, open to the public and featuring special guest performers and our solo competition winner. Whether you are interested in concert band or jazz band (or both!), this camp is for YOU!

CONCENTRATIONS
Students may choose their "concentration" of either concert band or jazz band or choose to do both. If a student chooses both, their day will be split between the two concentrations. 

CONCERT BAND
Beginner and Advanced Band
Master Class
Woodwind Ensemble
Brass Ensemble

JAZZ BAND
Beginner and Advanced Jazz Band
Theory and Improvisation Class
Combos and Solos 

PREREQUISITES
Student must have at least 9 months of instruction on their instrument and be able to read sheet music for their instrument.

MERIT AWARDS
Merit Awards of $50 toward camp tuition will be given to students who are members of the Charlotte Symphony Youth Philharmonic, Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra, Union Youth Symphony, All-State Band, All-District Band, All-District Jazz Band, and All-County Band and Orchestra. Contact our Student Services Coordinator before completing your registration at 704.887.0291 to process a merit award.

SOLO COMPETITION SCHOLARSHIP
Advanced students who have registered may audition (in early June) for a full-tuition scholarship to camp. The solo competition scholarship winner will perform one movement of a concerto or a solo piece with the Concert Band at the final camp concert in July. Please email Camp Director Alan Kaufman to schedule an audition in June. The winner will have their registration fee refunded upon selection of the audition committee.

TOSCO MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP
Tosco Music is partnering with Arts+ to offer a full scholarship for an outstanding student based on the Solo Competition auditions held in early June. Please contact the Band Camp Director for more information.

CAMP DIRECTOR
Alan Kaufman
bandcamp@artsplus.org

Calendar

Concert and Jazz Band Camp

Sponsors

2019 summer camps are generously sponsored by the following:

  • Bradley
  • C Design
  • Garmon & Company
  • Gensler
  • Luquire George Andrews
  • Lomax Tile & Marble
  • McShane Partners
  • Performance Fire
  • Poyner Spruill
  • Precision Plumbing
  • Robinson Bradshow
  • Savills
  • Showalter Construction
  • Superior Stone of the Southeast
  • The Ullman Group
  • Warco Construction
  • Womble Bond Dickinson