College of Music

University of Colorado Boulder

Summer Jazz Academy

The CU Summer Jazz Academy will be an opportunity for a select number of talented music students from Colorado and around the country to receive world-class jazz instruction in a one-week summer session.  The selected participants will be placed into jazz combo settings, and each student will also be divided up into one of many improvisation classes in order to gain invaluable educational experiences.  Students will also participate in instrumental master classes and seminar sessions with the camp’s nationally renowned guest artist and with the CU Jazz Studies faculty.  Every evening there will be student performances and a jam session featuring the guest artist and the faculty in which students will participate. At the conclusion of the camp the students will perform at a final concert for their parentas and fellow campers.

Download the 2015 Summer Jazz Academy Handbook

Download the Summer Jazz Academy Registration Form

Download the Summer Jazz Academy Health Form

Dowload the Media Release Agreement

2015 Session Dates and Fees

July 5–10, 2015
$650 residential (2015 rates)
$400 commuter (2015 rates)

Fee includes a $150 non-refundable registration fee. Applications are accepted until full.

Cancellation fee prior to May 01: $75
Cancellation fee after May 01: Full Academy Fee
Lost room key fee (to be collected at the time of loss): $10-50
Lost Meal Card fee (to be collected at the time of loss): $5-15
Property Damage (where applicable): Case-by-case Determination
Commuter fee includes: instruction, all lunches and dinners
Residential fee includes: instruction, room, all meals

Instruction for the Summer Jazz Academy is provided by a renowned guest artist, CU faculty members and graduate students in the CU College of Music.

Parents are financially responsible for any and all damages caused by the student to the University of Colorado property, including, but not limited to College of Music facilities and CU dormitory facilities.