A rigorous schedule of master classes on your instrument, improvisation and theory classes (beginner, intermediate or advanced), as well as small combo and big band rehearsals fill the week. Listening sessions, presented by various faculty members, give the students an opportunity to expand their creative horizons. There are numerous opportunities to jam with peers and faculty members, both organized and spontaneous. Ensembles, formed early in the week based on goals and ability levels, will play at the Friday evening jam session in Cumberland, and the camp culminates with a concert on Saturday night featuring the Big Band and combos.
Past CYMC Jazz Alumni include Diana Krall, Seamus Blake, Ingrid Jensen and many others. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to perform, jam and get real, practical jazz instruction in the stunning setting of the Comox Valley!
SCHOLARSHIP AND BURSARY OPPORTUNITIES
Students wishing to be considered for scholarships should submit completed application forms and audition material by May 30th, 2020. Scholarship winners will be announced by mid-June.
Our world-class faculty features musicians from Vancouver Island and Vancouver. CYMC is also excited to announce our new Artist in Residence Program that will bring a different world-class performer and educator to the camp each year.
Dan Craven – Program Director, Saxophone
Jeff Drummond – Guitar
Blaine Dunaway – Trumpet and Strings
Ben Henriques – Saxophone and Clarinet
Jen Hodge – Bass
Kelby MacNayr – Drums
Brian Dickinson – Piano
Ryan Oliver – Saxophone and Flute
Dave Stewart – Trumpet
TYPICAL ISLAND JAZZ DAILY SCHEDULE
9:00 – 10:00 am Big Band
10:05 – 11:05 am Combo
11:05 – 11:20 am break
11:20 – 12:20 pm Instrument Sectionals/Master Classes
12:30 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 1:20 pm Faculty Jam with Q & A
1:25 – 2:25 pm Combo
2:30 – 3:30 pm Big Band
The day’s classes will end at 5:00
Free time and activities
Dinner – 5:30 pm
Attend the CYMC Musical Theatre production at the Sid Williams Theatre
Student Jams in the Community
Faculty Showcase Concert
Final Concert at Filberg Park
REGISTRATION & FEES
Tuition Fees are $500 for the week, July 12 – 18, 2020
Accommodations for campers is $450 for the week and includes all meals, transportation and activities. Non-campers pay a $30 fee for extra activities, events and transportation provided.
Meals are available for students not staying at Mark Isfeld. Lunches are $12 and Dinners are $15 each. 7 days of camp with 7 lunches and 7 dinners total.
Important: We are accepting registrations, but please do NOT pay anything with your registration. Rather, just indicate on the form how you will pay if the program goes ahead.
Open to musicians of all ages and ability levels, with a minimum of 2 years on their instrument.
Click here for registration form.