Camp Jazz 2015


  • Camp Jazz
  • Camp Jazz
  • Camp Jazz
  • Camp Jazz
  • Camp Jazz
  • Camp Jazz
  • World class jazz instruction...
  • Lively, fun learning experiences...
  • Individual attention....
  • Unique experiences...
  • Meaningful and fun learning...
  • COTA CampJazz 2015!

July 27 through August 2, 2015


  • Dr. Matt Vashlishan - Education Coordinator/Woodwinds
  • Evan Gregor - Ensemble Coordinator/Bass
  • Bobby Avey - Piano
  • Sweet Su Terry - Woodwinds
  • Jay Rattman - Woodwinds
  • Spencer Reed - Guitar
  • Kent Heckman - Red Rock Recording

Master Classes:

  • Phil Woods - What you don’t want to grow up to be like
  • Michael Stephans - Jazz History
  • Bob Leive - Dixieland
  • Caris Visentin - ear training


  • Lauren Chamberlain - Administrator
  • Erica Golaszewski, Bass - Administrative Assistant
  • Diane Pallitto - Volunteer Coordinator


COTA CampJazz


  • Housing is available at East Stroudsburg University for CampJazz students. The cost for room and board (breakfast and dinner included) is $415.00. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO


Phil Woods - COTA CampJazz
Phil Woods, NEA Jazz Master and
multi-Grammy-Award-winning saxophonist


Delaware Water Gap, PA Historic Sites

  • Deer Head Inn
  • Presbyterian Church of the Mountain
  • Al Cohn Memorial Jazz Collection at Kemp Library

COTA CampJazz

Curriculum: (level specific)

COTA CampJazz is all about small group improvisation - you start your day with a little creative listening and discussion, then learn (in multiple levels based on experience) repertory-specific theory and ear training - Experiment with composition- Attend lunch-time concerts and master classes on the anatomy of the jam session, early jazz, sessions with NEA Jazz Master Phil Woods: discuss higher education with COTA graduates . Take a field trip to East Stroudsburg University and visit the extensive Al Cohn Memorial Collection, a wealth of musical resources. Record at Red Rock Saturday and perform Sunday after the family BBQ. Experience evening performances of the best in Jazz right where it lives - the Deer Head Inn in Historic Delaware Water Gap, PA.



CampJazz Tuition: $525