Youth Programs

Youth Camps & Intensives

The Jazzschool is proud to offer a range of summer camps and intensives for young musicians (middle school and high school age). These fun, immersive programs are a great way to jump-start your learning, by working with our talented instructors for a week or more. They also serve as the perfect forum for you to connect with like-minded musicians from around the Bay Area and beyond.

When circumstances allow, our camps and intensives conclude with a concert in the Jazzschool’s Hardymon Hall, free and open to the public. Space is limited and each of these programs is certain to sell out! Early registration is highly recommended.

Jazzschool Summer Youth Program

In this fun week-long summer program, young musicians entering grades 7 – 10 develop skills in ensemble playing, music reading, improvisation, instrumental technique, rhythm, jazz theory, and more
Ensembles are at the core of the Summer Youth Program curriculum.


High School Intensive

Six to eight advanced high school musicians are selected to work closely with top Bay Area jazz artists for a week of rehearsals, master classes, and private lessons, concluding with a public performance at the Jazzschool. For all rhythm section instruments and horns.