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Jazz Camp

University of Missouri-St. Louis Jazz Camp

June 2-7, 2019

A one-week camp for middle school, high school, and college students.


Fees and Tuition

The tuition fee is $379 (Early Bird rate $329 through April 1). This fee includes opportunities to work with professional musicians in a variety of settings such as:

  • Master Class
  • Ear Training Classes
  • Improvisation Classes
  • Sectionals
  • Big Band Rehearsals
  • Group Listening
  • Concerts with the Jim Widner Big Band

 Residential Housing fee is an additional $210 and includes:

  • 5 nights lodging in the University Of Missouri - St. Louis dorm in Oak Hall
  • Breakfast and dinner meals

Note: Lunch is not included in the cost, so figure $8/day


What to Bring:

  • Instruments including amps & cymbals (no drums)
  • Students may bring lunch or money to purchase lunch in the Student Center (figure about $8 per day)

All events are in the Arts Administration Building at The University of Missouri-St. Louis. Parking Permits may be obtained upon check-in. Each dorm has four individual bedrooms and a shared bathroom.  A University of Missouri-St. Louis student chaperone will stay throughout the week to supervise camp participants.

The University Of Missouri - St. Louis: Summer Jazz Camp and the Jim Widner Big Band have combined their efforts to bring you some of the top jazz educators and performers in the country.  This big band camp is designed for enthusiastic instrumental students; grades 7 and older to learn more about jazz style, improvisation and performance.


Saxophone Section to Include:
Kim Richmond
Chip McNeill
Joel Vanderheyden
Others TBA

Trombone Section to Include:
Scott Whitfield
Brett Stamps
Dave Dickey
Matt Hoormann
Others TBA

Trumpet Section to Include:
John Harner
Ally Haney
Dave Scott
Others TBA

Rhythm Section to Include:
Ken Kehner, Piano
Rick Haydon, Guitar
Gary Hobbs, Drums
Jim Widner, Bass

*Faculty subject to change

Tentative Schedule


1:00-4:00 pm

Camp registration, auditions, and dorm check-in

 4:30-5:30 pm

Camp meeting and concert by the Jim Widner Big Band


9:00-10:20 am


10:30-11:20 am

Ear Training

11:30-12:20 am

Instrument Master Class

12:30-1:20 pm


1:30-2:20 pm


2:30-3:50 pm


4:00-5:00 pm

Concert by Jim Widner Big Band


9:00-9:50 am


10:00-10:50 am


11:00-11:50 am


12:00-1:00 pm 


1:30 p.m.

 Final Camp Concert

Students will perform in the Lee Theater of the Touhill Performing Arts Center on Friday, June 8. Family members, teachers and friends are encouraged to come support the students as they demonstrate their skills and share a concert with one of today’s hottest jazz bands!


*All final information packets will be emailed


$50 deposit required

Make checks payable to University Missouri-St. Louis and mail to:

University of Missouri-St. Louis
211 Music Building, Attn: Clara Schmeiderer
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121


Remainder of Payment Due by June 3