Blue Lake's Jazz Program is organized with ensembles of standard Big Band instrumentation, in addition to smaller combos, and is designed to challenge students of all proficiency levels. Students are grouped by ability with the most advanced assigned to the Jazz Combo or Gold Band, while others are divided equally among the remaining ensembles. Enrollment is limited to specific jazz instrumentation needs, and students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
The daily schedule for jazz students includes large ensemble rehearsals, sectionals, technique classes, three levels of improvisation, and a listening course. Students can complete their instructional day by choosing a Minor, allowing them to experience another area of arts interest while at camp. See minors for a complete listing of courses. Students also have the opportunity to hear various performances presented as a part of Blue Lake’s Summer Arts Festival, as well as participate in recreational activities and other camp events.
Advanced Jazz Combo Ensembles
Jazz Conductors 2014
Session 1: June 25– July 6
Session 2: July 9 – July 20
Session 3: July 23 – August 3
Session 4: August 6 – August 17