Cazadero Performing Arts Camp
For more than 50 years, Cazadero has offered a dynamic music education program that strikes a thoughtful balance between in-depth music education and carefree summer camp fun.Caz is set on 33 acres near the Russian River in Sonoma County where young musicians learn together under a canopy of spectacular redwood trees. Our vision is to bring the transformative Caz experience to as many youth as possible. Combining music and nature in a truly unique setting, young musicians develop a love of music which lasts a lifetime.
El Cerrito Summer Band Workshop
The El Cerrito Summer Band Workshop is a week long camp at El Cerrito High School for band students entering grades 8, 9, and 10 with 2+ years of playing experience. Sponsored by the Friends of El Cerrito Music, the Summer Band Workshop is designed to help strengthen fundamental music skills and prepare band students for the start of the new school year. Participants will have the opportunity to work with master teachers and participate in music theory sessions, full band rehearsals, and sectionals with peer mentors.
Stanford Jazz Workshop
The Stanford Jazz Workshop is renowned for its jazz curriculum, faculty, and resident artists. Through programs that immerse musicians in technique and improvisation, SJW students develop a deeper understanding of jazz as an art form, improve their performance skills, and become part of the SJW jazz community. Learning alongside experienced educators, touring artists, and legendary jazz masters motivates students to perform at the highest levels. SJW’s approach encourages all students to bring their own personality and life experience into their music, developing their creativity and opening them up to life skills such as collaboration and cooperation. In the intense, supportive, and fun environment of the Stanford Jazz Workshop, students will play the best jazz of their lives.
Summer in the City (San Jose)
The Summer in the City Camp (SITC) at San José State University was established in 2007 to offer junior high and high school students a week of musical immersion and social interaction with one another. Young musicians have the opportunity to work with instructors from San José State University School of Music and Dance as well as renowned musicians from across the country. Primary ensembles are led by distinguished conductors and rehearse each day. In addition, campers attend sectional rehearsals, participate in a chamber ensembles, and select two elective classes to take for the week.