The SCC Performing Arts Department and the Jim Widner Big Band have combined their efforts to bring you some of the top jazz educators and performers in the country. This big band camp is designed for enthusiastic instrumental students, grades 7 and older, to learn more about jazz style, improvisation, and performance. The camp is open to middle school, high school, and college students with at least one year of study on their instrument.
The week which runs from Sunday, June 13 thru Thursday, June 17 will include opportunities to work with professional musicians in a variety of settings such as:
- Master Class
- Ear Training Classes
- Improvisation Classes
- Big Band Rehearsals
- Group Listening
Contact Jim Martin, SCC Director of Instrumental Studies, at (636) 922-8538 or email@example.com for more information on the program, group rates, and scholarships.
June 13-17, 2021 from 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
A packet with additional instructions and scheduling will be electronically sent prior to the camp. Students will need to bring their own instruments including amps and cymbals (no drums).
Some of the instructors include:
Award-winning Bassist, Jim Widner, Former Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis - More about Jim Widner
Renowned Alto & Soprano Saxophonist/flutist Mary Fettig, San Francisco Conservatory of Music - More about Mary Fettig
In-demand Trumpeter Bijon Watson, Clinician and Co-founder, and Producer The Jazz Eclectic. - More about Bijon Watson
Musical Director and Jazz Tenor Saxophonist for Grammy award-winning recording artist, Arturo Sandoval, Chip McNeill, University of Illinois School of Music - More about Chip McNeill
Internationally recognized trombonist, arranger, and composer, Scott Whitfield, San Jose State University - More about Scott Whitfield
Former Bass Trombonist with the Buddy Rich Band and the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale, under Zubin Mehta, James A. Martin, St. Charles Community College, Director of Instrumental Studies - More about James A. Martin
Fees and Tuition
- Individual tuition is $399.
- Tuition for groups of 10 or more is $349 per student.
A limited number of partial scholarships are available based on financial need.
All events are on campus at St. Charles Community College.