IOSP Summer Jazz Camp - Registration


The IOSP Summer Jazz Camp is a day camp designed for strings players with a classical, folk, or bluegrass background who have at least three years prior experience with a stringed instrument. Each day of the camp will include instruction and ensemble with optional opportunities to observe and participate in jam sessions in the evenings. The week will culminate in a showcase concert at the Myles Reif Performing Arts Center that will be open to the public.

Students will explore the subjects of jazz and improvisation and will learn new techniques and theory that will not only expand their repertoire but also enhance their understanding and ability in their primary area of study – whether it is classical, folk, or bluegrass.

When: Monday, June 23 – Friday, June 27
10 am – 3 pm daily
Showcase concert Friday, June 27 at 7 pm

Where: Myles Reif Performing Arts Center
720 Conifer Drive 
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Who: Youth ages 8 – 18 who have at least 3 years experience with a string instrument

Instruments: Violin, viola, cello, bass, and guitar

Registration Fee: $150, Includes camp tuition, daily lunch, and t-shirt. Full and partial scholarships are available!

Deadline Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited.

Martha Larson (cello) Martha was classically trained and expanded into various jazz and rock genres. She has a passion for cultivating community music through experiential learning and live performance.

Sam Miltich (guitar) By age 18 Sam was one of the leading gypsy jazz guitarists in the U.S. He has a background in folk and bluegrass and has taught jazz and improvisation to youth and adults.

Gary Schulte (violin) Gary is a violinist and performance composer who has taught violin privately and in workshop settings at festivals in the Upper Midwest since the mid-1980s.