June 13-18, 2021
Tuition rates for summer 2021 will be available beginning December 1, 2020.
Members of 2021 TMEA/ATSSB All-State Ensembles are eligible for a tuition discount. Please see Coupon Codes for more information.
The High School Jazz Combo Camp is open to students entering grades 10, 11, and 12. Students will have the opportunity to develop and improve their improvisational abilities. Activities include jazz combos, jazz theory, improvisation classes, jazz history, listening, and instrumental master classes. This camp is led by Professor Jeff Hellmer, Professor of Jazz Studies and director of the UT Jazz Orchestra.
The camp culminates with a required student performance.
Typical Daily Schedule
Monday through Friday, camp will follow the same general schedule. Each student’s individual schedule will vary slightly depending on their ensemble placement.
|Residential Campers||Commmuter Campers|
|8:30 AM||Student Drop-Off (anytime between 8:30 and 8:50 AM)|
|9:00 AM||Morning Rehearsals & Sectionals|
|Afternoon||Afternoon Rehearsals & Sectionals|
|5:00 PM||Dinner||Student Pick-Up (5:15 PM)|
|6:30 PM||Evening Recreation Activities|
|9:30 PM||Evening Dorm Time|
|10:30 PM||Lights Out!|
For additional schedule information, including arrival and departure days, please visit the High School Jazz Combo Camp Guide.
Students will be auditioned on arrival day in order to be placed into a jazz combo best suited to their strengths and abilities.
Auditions will consist of students improvising over a selection of their choice that best demonstrates their improvisational ability. Students will be accompanied by the faculty holding the auditions. Students are also free to bring a play-along accompaniment CD if they are more comfortable with that medium.
Additional details about auditions will be emailed to all camp participants in advance of their arrival on campus.
For additional camp details, visit the High School Jazz Combo Camp Guide.
Parents and students registered for camp should also please review the 2021 Longhorn Music Camp Handbook (will be available from this page not later than December 1, 2020).