2 years minimum experience on your instrument

July 12 – 18, 2020

CYMC is excited to announce that the Island Jazz Intensive will be run online this year!

CYMC Virtual Jazz Masterclasses 2020

From July 12-18, our incredible faculty will present a series of daily online masterclasses on Zoom with some of the top musicians and educators on the scene today. Though the COVID pandemic has made it impossible to run our usual in-person camp, we are excited to give students and professionals alike an opportunity to attend online masterclasses with a faculty from New York, Vancouver and Toronto that would not otherwise be available to us!

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Sponsored in part by the Georgia Straight Jazz Society

Over a one-week span, CYMC will provide students with access to daily live 1.5 hour Masterclasses and 1-hour “Practice With” sessions. The Masterclass will be a topic chosen by the artist that will apply to all instruments. Students can send in 1 question ahead of time that will be addressed in the masterclass and depending on the topic may be able to participate in real-time.

Additionally, each morning a different faculty member will present a one-hour practice session that students attend. The idea is students will be muted but can hear the faculty member practice and talk through what they’re doing. Materials will be emailed to students ahead of time.

The daily schedule will rotate different combinations of players presenting a masterclass from 10-11 am and then a Masterclass from 1-2:30 pm.

There will also be a special live stream concert on Friday, July 17 at 7 pm. All times are Pacific Standard.


Rudy Royston – Drums – Special Guest faculty member from New York City!

Rich Underhill (Toronto) – Shuffle Demons Masterclass and Saxophone

Amanda Tosoff (Toronto) – Piano

Cory Weeds (Vancouver)– Music Business Masterclass and Saxophone

Pat Collins (Toronto) – Bass

Ryan Oliver (Victoria) – Saxophone and flute

Brad Turner (Vancouver) – trumpet


July 12

10-11 am – Practice with Rich Underhill

1-2:30 – Masterclass with Rudy Royston

July 13

10-11 am – Practice with Amanda Tosoff

1 – 2:30 – Music Business Masterclass with Cory Weeds

And so on…


The registration fee is just $50 to attend the week camp! Any materials the instructors wish to provide will be sent to students ahead of the camp.

Virtual Jazz Masterclass Sign-up

Virtual Jazz Masterclass Sign-up

Once we receive your registration form and payment, you will receive a confirmation of your registration from the CYMC Registrar.

Ways to pay:

e-transfer to: (It will automatically be accepted.  Please ensure you include a note that says you are paying for the virtual jazz class and student name.)

Paypal: use this form, please include student name in the field indicated:

Student name