Summer Jazz Camp



  • Summer Jazz Camp, a week-long music day camp, provides a relaxing, fun educational atmosphere for young musicians so that they can focus on the “how to” of performing in small and large jazz ensembles. As a result, they will simultaneously develop their overall musical skills.
  • The Morning Session is designed to accommodate students of all experience levels. They will be assigned to entry level, intermediate, or high school level ensembles according to age, and/or skill level.
  • The All Day Session accommodates high school level and more advanced younger students, affording them the opportunity to experience more challenging ensemble music. In addition, the staff and counselors will also develop additional ensembles or combo groups for gifted individuals.
  • Given these different group settings, campers of all skill levels will find themselves encouraged—and often inspired—to become more creative, experienced and well-rounded musicians. They will share their skills with parents and friends when they perform in concert on the last day of camp.

    The Time and the Place!

    July 8th - July 12th 2019

    The Elley-Long Music Center at Saint Michael's College, 

    223 Ethan Allen Ave., Colchester, VT  

    (Home of the Vermont Youth Orchestra)

    Click here: Map To Elley-Long Center

    Monday, July 8th:  8:30 - 9:15 am Registration 

    Tuesday, July 9th - Fri. July 12th: (Please arrive early to warm up!)

    Friday, July 12th: 4:00 pm- CONCERT!!!

    In order to reach new musical heights, Summer Jazz Camp 2019 curriculum/activities will include:

    Improvisation SessionsThe ability to communicate, jam, and solo with other musicians are necessary skills for all successful musicians, whether you sing, play piano, guitar, trumpet or any other instrument. Summer Jazz Camp stresses the importance of improvisation and the ability to play together in various ensembles. Our instructors work to improve each camper’s communication skills in a group setting while they play in various ensembles together.  

    Basic Theory and Music Composition – Campers learn how to communicate and document their musical creativity, as they learn basic music theory and the art of music composition.

    Listening and Jamming Sessions – Campers take part in learning how and what to listen to in various musical styles. They will also have the opportunity to observe and hear their instructors perform and demonstrate how professional performers listen and communicate with each other.

      Instructors and Faculty - Summer Jazz Camp employs only professional, highly skilled and experienced musicians. Our faculty is among the area’s finest musicians and teachers who have decades of experience as music teachers, band directors, and stage performers. Many are members of jazz bands, rock bands, R&B groups and symphonies including the Vermont Jazz Ensemble, UVM Jazz Faculty, and Pine Street Jazz.

    Click here for 2019 Schedule for the Week

    The Staff

      Tony Pietricola   Rich Davidian    George Voland   Andy Smith   Jeff Salisbury    Tom Cleary   Matt Davide    

    How to register for Jazz Camp

    Click here: Registration Form

    Images from last year's camp!

    For additional information please contact Tony Pietricola at:

    Or call:  802-372-5363