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Join us for CampJam at 7:00 p.m. on the last Thursday of every month at The Deer Head Inn! All past, present, and future campers are welcome to jam. Bring your instrument! Bring your band or choir director! Bring your family! Bring your friends! 

COTA Camp Jazz embraces all instrumental and vocal learners age 12 and up. Applicants can apply at the beginner, intermediate, or advanced level.

Every day, campers will receive focused instruction as they rehearse in combos and study improvisation, theory, ear-training, history and more. Campers also have the option to participate in jam sessions, take private lessons, and choose from a variety of special electives such as composition, arranging, technology, and music business.

Throughout the week, our world-class faculty and special guests will be presenting master classes and offering in-depth Q & A’s on “all things jazz.” Camp Jazz culminates on Saturday with each combo recording at the renowned Red Rock Recording Studio, followed by our “COTA Camp Jazz Presents” performance, featuring all camp combos and special guests.

Faculty:  Bill Warfield – Trumpet, Sam Burtis – Trombone, Jay Rattman – Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Brenda Earle – Piano and Voice, Evan Gregor – Bass, Spencer Reed – Guitar, Dr. Sherrie Maricle – Drums, Kent Heckman – Red Rock Recording

Master Classes: To Be Announced. Past classes include Bob Dorough, Performance; Dave Liebman, Transcription; Bobby Avey, Composition; Dr. Matt Vashlishan, Al Cohn Memorial Jazz Collection; Marko Marcinko, Latin Jazz

Historic Delaware Water Gap, PA Campus: The Deer Head Inn (the oldest continuously running jazz club in the country), The Castle Inn, Red Rock Recording Studio, The Al Cohn Memorial Jazz Collection at East Stroudsburg University’s Kemp Library

CampJazz tuition is $750. Refer a friend or register multiple family members for a $50 discount. Click here to register for the 2018 camp.

Housing is available at East Stroudsburg University for CampJazz students who live too far to commute daily. The cost for room and board (breakfast and dinner included) is $450. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Scholarships are available. Contact the Camp Administrator at info@campjazz.com for more information.

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