Jazz Program

AGES 13-17

The Jazz Program offers a one-week deep dive into the performance, theory, and history of jazz. We welcome students of all levels, from those whose study of jazz is just beginning to experienced improvisers. Through individual instruction from our expert faculty, students explore improvisation within the jazz idiom and examine the solos of jazz legends. Performances in combos and small ensembles improve listening skills, teamwork, and musicality; performances in large ensembles tackle big-band tunes by greats such as Count Basie and Thad Jones. Students have the option to study the theoretical side of jazz through big-band arranging and composition classes.

As a student in the Jazz Program, you can expect:
  • Individualized private lessons
  • Combos and big bands
  • Listening and analysis classes
  • Sectionals
  • Jazz theory and improvisation classes

MORE INFORMATION

Fees, Faculty and Schedules

TUITION AND FEES
TUITION:

$1,250 (includes lodging and meals)

APPLICATION FEE:

$85

UPGRADES & ADD ONS:

Piano usage fee for piano majors is $40.
Optional secondary instrument lesson fee (one lesson for 45 minutes) is $75.
Bedding (optional) is $75.

All students who complete an application will be considered for merit scholarships. If you would like more information about our scholarships, please visit our Scholarships page

 

 

 

FACULTY
Grant Larson Saxophone
Matt Fuller Guitar
Greg Harris Piano, Vibraphone
Braun Khan Double Bass, Electric Bass
Important Refund and Other Policies

 

  1. In order to secure your placement in the program, a 50% deposit of your tuition is due within 7 days of receiving your acceptance letter. Your final deposit is due a month before the beginning of your program.
  2. Any tuition paid is nonrefundable.
  3. If the camps are mandated to close by the CDC, state, or local authorities, you will receive a full tuition refund if the program has not yet started. If the camp is mandated to close during a program, your tuition refund will be prorated.*
  4. The camp will follow all applicable public health orders and federal, state, and local guidance regarding mitigating the spread of COVID-19, which may include indoor and outdoor occupancy limits, rapid COVID-19 tests, daily symptom and temperature checks, social distancing protocols, face covering requirements, and other protocols.
  5. The camp may require each camper to submit a current, signed health history that includes information in relation to the activities in which a camper may participate. This health history will include a description of any camp activities from which the camper should be exempted for health reasons; a record of past medical treatment, if any; a record of allergies and/or dietary restrictions; a statement from the custodial parent/guardian attesting that all immunizations required for school are up to date and including the actual date of last tetanus shot; a record of current medications, both prescribed and over-the-counter; and a description of any current physical, mental, or psychological conditions requiring medication, treatment, or special restrictions or considerations while at camp. The camp also recommends that all campers be vaccinated against COVID-19, provided that they are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine according to guidelines issued by the CDC and the applicable state or local public health agency.
  6. As a safeguard during this uncertain time, Rocky Ridge recommends that you purchase a third party tuition/travel insurance plan which will protect your investment should you choose to cancel ahead of time or are unable to complete the camp. We have partnered with TravMark, which comes highly recommended by AM Skier, Rocky Ridge’s insurance provider. Please see this page for more information on how to sign up for insurance. Regardless of which insurance company you choose, please take note that often the best time to purchase this type of insurance is when you make your initial deposit. 
  7. We will be updating this policy list regularly. Please continue to visit this list for the most recent policy updates and COVID-19 safety protocols that will be required prior to and during the camps.
  8. *Except for the application fee of $85, which is nonrefundable.

See other COVID-19 Policies here

Audition Requirements
Applications for Summer 2022 will be available in October. Questions? Let us know at RRMC@RockyRidge.org or 303-449-1106. 
There is no entry audition required for the Jazz Program; however, as part of their application all students must upload video files for ensemble placement purposes and to be considered for merit scholarships.
Audition should consist of two contrasting pieces that best represent the applicant’s level and accomplishment. A jazz standard is suggested as one of these pieces but not required, and students with no prior jazz experience are encouraged to apply. Please submit video recording, audio-only recordings will not be accepted. Supported video file types are avi, m4v, mov, mp4, mpeg, mpg, vob, wmv, mkv.
All recordings must be uploaded as part of the online application.
Deadlines

Applications for Summer 2022 will be available in October. Questions? Let us know at RRMC@RockyRidge.org or 303-449-1106.