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Kimmel Center Jazz Camp of Philadelphia


Kimmel Center Jazz Camp of Philadelphia

This two-week Jazz intensive is the place for instrumentalists and vocalists to explore jazz technique, repertoire, and performance, while interacting with Master level artists.  Our robust curriculum provides teens with instruction in musicianship, ensemble interaction, and the creative process.  The camp culminates in a showcase performance at the Kimmel Center.

Program Details

Built on a decade of excellence in arts education - the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is proud to offer its two-week summer intensive to up-and-coming musicians and vocalists!

Selected by audition, students between the ages of 13 - 20 will explore:

  • Jazz technique
  • Repertoire
  • Performance

Our robust curriculum provides students with instruction in:

  • Musicianship
  • Ensemble interaction
  • The creative process

Most importantly, KCJCP allows this generation's brightest young jazz talents to gain invaluable experience, alongside students from near and far, in a creative live performance setting on the Kimmel Center's world-class campus.

Jazz Vocal Students

Sing your heart out, Philadelphia!

Students will join an engaging and excited group of instrumentalists - honing their ensemble voices, solo works, and more!

Jazz Camp Curriculum

Taught by more than 30 world-renowned jazz musicians, the Kimmel Center Jazz Camp of Philadelphia includes expert instruction for intermediate and advanced students in:

  • Instrument specific workshops
  • Theory
  • Harmony
  • Rhythm skills
  • Ear Training
  • Improvisation
  • Collective composition
  • Sight Reading
  • Ensemble interaction & performance
  • Jazz History

...And more, including industry related topics such as Music Technology & Recording and Music Business Practice. Special activities include:

  • Daily celebrity lead master classes
  • Daily jam sessions featuring celebrity rhythm sections!
  • Special concerts

KCJCP will culminate in a FREE public performance given by the students in the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater.