Band Camp: Concert & Jazz

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!

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. 

Beginner and Advanced Band
Master Class
Woodwind Ensemble
Brass Ensemble

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

Students must have at least one school year's worth of instruction on their instrument and be able to read music for their instrument.

Campers will perform the music they have learned this week in a special concert on Friday. The performance will be at 4:00 p.m. in the NWSA Auditorium, and camp will be dismissed at the concert's conclusion. Students will wear their camp t-shirts for the concert. Additional information will be sent out the week of camp.

Merit Awards of $50 toward camp tuition will be given to students who are members of the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra (CSYO), Youth Orchestras of Charlotte (YOC), Union Symphony Youth Orchestra (USYO), All-State Band, All-District Band, All-District Jazz Band, and All-County Band and Orchestra.  Steps to receive your Merit Award:

  1. Add the camp to your cart and complete questionnaire.  Don't pay yet!
  2. Before paying, contact our Student Services Coordinator at to receive your coupon code.
  3. Add your coupon code to your account before you check out, and then make your payment.

Advanced students who have registered may audition June 6 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Northwest School of the Arts 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 on June 26. 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 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.


Some financial aid is available to eligible families. Please follow this link for additional information on how to apply and the application deadline. 

Alan Kaufman

Aftercare is available for this camp from 4:30-5:30 p.m. for an additional $60 per week. Click here to register.


Band Camp: Concert & Jazz

Calendar Camps
Instructor Alan Kaufman
Age Groups Rising 6th-12th graders
Location Northwest School of the Arts
Pricing $325 plus $25 registration fee
Duration 7h 30m
Start Date Mon, Jun 22, 2020
Repeats? Repeats Daily, starting from 6/22/2020, until 6/26/2020
Upcoming Dates
(next 9 months)
  • Mon, Jun 22, 2020 from 9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Tue, Jun 23, 2020 from 9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Wed, Jun 24, 2020 from 9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Thu, Jun 25, 2020 from 9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Fri, Jun 26, 2020 from 9:00am - 4:30pm
Registration Click here to register.
Export Calendar Click here to download an .ics file that can be used to add this class to your personal calendar.
Notes Aftercare is available 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. for an additional $60 per week.
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