Jazz Camp director Carl Allen and distinguished clinicians provide insight and inspiration to student ensembles in a welcoming environment. Participants form lasting friendships as they delve deep into an intensive week of studying jazz music. Daily masterclasses with Jazz Camp faculty, theory and improvisation classes, listening sessions, and faculty performances provide a well-rounded experience that touches on all aspects of jazz performance and history. Jazz Camp participants improve technical and improvisational skills and aural acuity while studying the standards of the past and new, innovative literature. All instruments are welcome. The UMKC Jazz Camp concludes with a public performance by the student ensembles and a faculty performance.
2022 Tuition Fees
Tuition includes all classes and scheduled events during the camp. Please note that this fee does not include meals, parking, or housing.
- Early Bird Tuition: $340 (deadline April 18)
- Standard Tuition: $370 (deadline June 6)
There are two optional meal plans available to participants, or participants are welcome to bring their own lunch. Please visit the Meals section on UMKC Campus Information page for more details.
- On-Campus Housing: $250
Participants who choose to stay on campus will be housed in a UMKC residence hall for 4 nights (June 19–23, 2022). This fee includes WiFi access and bed linens. For more information about on-campus housing, see our page: UMKC Campus Information.
- On-Campus parking permit: $25
- This will allow participants to park in any UMKC Student Parking Lot. Parking is limited on campus, so a permit is strongly encouraged for those who will be bringing a car. Advance parking permits must be purchased by June 6, 2022. After this date, parking permits may be purchased by visiting the UMKC Parking office.
- Meals: Lunch-only: $60
- Recommended for those commuting to campus. Lunch vouchers will be applicable to all lunches provided during the workshop. Meals will occur on the UMKC campus. Breakfast and dinner are not included in this option.
- Meals: Full day: $150
- Recommended for those staying in the dorms. Meals will occur on the UMKC campus. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided in this option.