Camps

Band Camp: Concert & Jazz

AUGUST 2 - 6

Camp Description

Join middle and high school student musicians in grades 6 - 12 from around the area for a week of concert and jazz bands!

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 masterclasses. 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
Students must have at least one school year's worth of instruction on their instrument and be able to read 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 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. Contact our Student Services Coordinator before completing your registration at 704.377.4238 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.

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

COST
$325 + $35 registration fee

AFTERCARE
Aftercare is available until 5:30 p.m. for an additional $50 per week. Add Aftercare to your cart at check out.

CAMP DIRECTOR
bandcamp@artsplus.org


The safety of your camper, along with our faculty and staff, is of utmost importance as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Arts+ is dedicated to following CDC guidelines and recommendations of local health organizations. This includes required mask-wearing for all camp participants, temperature checks upon arrival, social distancing, small-group activities, well-ventilated indoor spaces, and frequent sanitizing of hands and surfaces.

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Band Camp: Concert & Jazz