JULY 15-18: Eastside High SCHOOL SESSION

**NEW IN 2019**

For Students Entering Grades 9-12

9am - 3pm Daily at Bellevue Community College

Coaches: Neil Welch, Evan Smith, Steve Treseler, Jessika Smith

 

JULY 22-25: Middle SCHOOL SESSION

For Students Entering Grades 7-9

9am - 3pm Daily at Roosevelt High School - Seattle

Coaches: Neil Welch, Evan Smith, Kate Olson, Peter Daniel

JULY 29-August 1: High SCHOOL SESSION

For Students Entering Grades 9-12

9am - 3pm Daily at Roosevelt High School - Seattle

Coaches: Neil Welch, Evan Smith, Idit Shner, Mark Taylor

Incoming 9th Grade students may register for either session based on their availability, experience, and preferred social environment.

Daily Schedule

The Seattle Sax Institute Summer Music Camp will meet from 9am-3pm each day.  Students are welcome to arrive by 8:30am to warm up and talk with our coaches before the day begins.  Our camp curriculum is collaboratively designed; and, some of the final curriculum decisions will be based on enrollment specifics. Here’s what you can expect from a typical day

An Example Day at the Camp:

  • 9:00 – Welcome/Warm-Ups/Chorales

  • 9:30 – Development of tone quality (analysis of tone production in differing styles: Ben Webster, Lucky Thompson, John Coltrane)

  • 10:00 – Workshop

  1. Group A: Learning Jazz Standards (a guide to memorization by ear)

  2. Group B: Listening (Historical Saxophone to the Avant-Garde)

  3. Group C: Transcribing (a guide to choosing the right solo, including modern technology for faster work)

  • 11:00 – Private lesson with a Sax Institute coach

  • 11:30 – Ensembles (combos, quartets, or duos)

  • 12:00 – Lunch

  • 12:30 – Theory

  1. Group A: Music Theory (using dominant chords over the blues)

  2. Group B: Music Theory (application of the ii-V-I chord progression in standards)

  3. Group C: Music Theory (using chord substitutions over common chord progressions)

  • 1:00 – Special Event (creative improvisation and extended saxophone technique, led by Neil Welch) (all)

  • 1:30 – Learning standards

  • Group A: Jazz Standards (Straight, No Chaser, by Thelonious Monk)

  • Group B: Jazz Standards (Little Sunflower, by Freddie Hubbard)

  • Group C: Jazz Standards (All the Things You Are, by Jerome Kern)

  • 2:00 – Guest Performance

  • 2:30 – Jam Session with guest performer or student-led ensembles

  • 3:00 – Home/Pick-up