Camps

Band Camp: Concert & Jazz

JUNE 20 - 24

Camp Description

The Arts+ Concert and Jazz Band Camp has been a staple in the Charlotte region for nearly two decades. Students perform alongside and under the direction of the finest conductors and instructors from across Charlotte and the surrounding areas. Hosted at Northwest School of the Arts, Band Camp provides musicians with 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.

WIND INSTRUMENT BELL COVERINGS and WIND MASKS
Instrument bell coverings and masks will be required for ALL camp rehearsals and performances. 

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END OF CAMP CONCERT
Campers will perform the music they have learned this week in a special concert on Friday.  The performance will be at 4 p.m., 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
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 registration@artsplus.org to process a merit award.

TALENT-BASED SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
We award full-tuition scholarships, based on audition: the Solo Competition Scholarship, the Tosco Music Scholarship and/or the Stan Michalski Scholarship. Advanced students who have registered may audition. Both scholarships are for the full camp tuition. The solo competition scholarship winner will perform their solo, with accompaniment at the final camp concert. Please email bandcamp@artsplus.org if you are interested in auditioning, in order to schedule an audition in June. The winner will have their tuition waived upon selection of the audition committee. Learn more about camp scholarship opportunities.   

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. 

CAMP DIRECTOR
bandcamp@artsplus.org


COST
$325 + $25 registration fee



EFFECTIVE MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2022:

  • Mask-wearing is optional for Arts+ students and faculty (both indoor and outdoor).
  • Though Arts+ is not requiring masks, it is important to note that if any partner site continues to require masks, Arts+ will follow these guidelines and enforce the same for our students, staff, and faculty at this location. We will be sure to communicate with you if the site of your program will continue to require mask-wearing.
  • Arts+ reserves the right to update this policy on a case-by-case basis when deemed necessary.  
  • If you are experiencing any Covid-like symptoms or have been recently exposed to anyone who has Covid-19, please stay home from your program that day.

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Band Camp: Concert & Jazz