The STJS youth camp is focused
on improvisation, both individual and group, with an
emphasis on taking theory into practice at all times.
Students are assigned to bands with players of similar
ability and experience, and perform in the final concert
on Saturday. There are nightly performances and jam
sessions, with campers and faculty participating. Campers
receive semi-private lessons, group instruction, and
attend theory classes. There are also several recreation periods through out the day.
load and print out the application/brochure
the information on page 2 of the brochure and mail
it to the address indicated.
the "instrument(s)" section, put your main
instrument first, and other instruments in descending
order of preference. We will try to place you on
your first instrument, but may ask you to attend
on one of your others if necessary.
your completed application form, include an essay
detailing your interest in, and experience with,
jazz. Tell us why you want to attend camp, and also
include a letter of recommendation from someone who
knows about your musical ability and level of interest
in traditional jazz. Completed applications are due
April 1st. You will be notified by May 1st if you
you are finished with your application and your essay,
you may mail it to:
PO Box 13744
may fax it to: 916-359-1316
Much, Where, When
dates for the youth camp are August 5-August 11, 2013.
Tuition for Trad Jazz Youth Camp is $625.00
if paid by
June 15; $650.00 after that date. Payment plans are
available and many jazz societies offer local scholarships.
Write to STJS for
a society to contact in your area. Many more details are available on our FAQ page.
arrange for campers to arrive in Sacramento (at the
airport, bus or train station) in the morning of
August 5th. They will be met, and transported to The
STJS Main Office by
STJS volunteers. From there, Campers will be bused
to camp. Parents wishing to drop off their campers
STJS Main Office should do so before noon
on August 6th. This office is located at 2787
Del Monte St. West Sacramento Ca.Arrange
departures for the evening of the August 11th, (from
The Dante Club) no
than 7:00 p.m.
camp is held at Sly
this Yahoo Map), the
Sacramento County Schools Outdoor Education Facility,
5600 Sly Park Road, Pollock Pines, CA, about an hour
east of Sacramento in the foothills of
Nevada. Please see our FAQ page for more maps and directions to Sly Park.
camp concludes with a concert on August 11th in
Sacramento. Campers will be bused from the camp to The
Dante Club. (Here
is a map to The Dante Club),
and at the conclusion of the performance, will either be picked up (and signed out) by parents/guardians,
or transported to the airport, train station, or
bus station for travel home.
camp faculty consists of the finest trad jazz players
in the country, including: Rusty Stiers-trumpet/cornet,
Anita Thomas-clarinet and sax, Terry Myers-clarinet
and sax, Greg Varlotta-trombone, Bob Phillips-piano,
Jason Wanner-piano, Ed Metz, Jr.-drums,
Lee Westenhofer-bass and tuba, Shelley Burns-vocals,
and banjo, Terry Waddel-drums. (faculty subject to change) Please
see our meet the faculty page.
Contact Bill Dendle, Camp Director, at: (916) 927-5222
to the Youth Camp Gallery