Our daughter was so enthusiastic each day to go to Jams. She loved meeting new friends and loved the teachers. She had the best time creating music!
– Parent of Jams Student
|9:00–11:45 am||Band Rehearsals, Instrument Sectionals, Audio/Video Analysis of Classic Band Performances, Song Selection, Part Assignments|
|11:45 am–12:15 pm||Lunch Break|
|12:15–4:00 pm||Band Rehearsals, Individual Coaching, Recording and Band Equipment Training, Rock Styles Survey|
|4:00–4:15 pm||Student Check-Out|
Students should have good basic playing skills with one year of private lessons or equivalent experience. Summer Jams faculty will evaluate new students on the first day of the program for placement in a band according to skill level and area of interest. Students should be prepared to play one or two familiar rock songs to demonstrate their ability.
If the instruments are appropriate to the music being learned and played, students can play multiple instruments in the program. This information should be shared with faculty on the first day or preferably before the program begins so instructors can plan accordingly. Please note that, with the exception of piano/keyboard and drums, students must provide their own instruments.
The students in Summer Jams will have ample time throughout the day to practice and play. Home practice is not required but song selections by the bands may require some homework to prepare.
Yes. It is important that band members can rely on each other from the first rehearsal through the final recordings. We cannot offer makeup classes or refunds for missed days.
Yes, a Friday afternoon showcase will be presented at 3:00 pm in Blackman Hall.
Need-based scholarships are available for all of our programs. Scholarship applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Please complete the scholarship application form before enrolling, and then wait for our award confirmation, which will include instructions on how to enroll. All information provided to us is strictly confidential.