ABout the camp
Come study with the best jazz performers and educators that South Dakota has to offer in this 2-day camp that is sure to be the highlight of your summer! The Palace City Jazz Summer Camp blends classroom-style jazz education with hands-on ensemble experience and masterclasses to create a truly life-changing musical experience. Not only will you learn the necessary skills to develop a better understanding of jazz theory and jazz improvisation, but you’ll get invaluable real-world experience playing in combos under the guidance of our all-star faculty. And at the end of the camp, you and your peers will get to take center stage in our Grand Finale concert!
Who Should Attend
Students of all ages and ability levels are encouraged to attend—no prior knowledge of jazz is necessary! Students will submit an audition ahead of time and will be placed in appropriate combos before the camp begins, allowing for each student to receive the best musical and educational experience possible. Whether you are new to the world of jazz, or are an accomplished performer passionate about continuing your studies, this camp is for you!
Jazz Improvisation Classes
Jazz Theory Classes
Jazz Literature Class: What to Listen to and How to Listen to It
Faculty Jam Sessions
Morning & Afternoon Combo Rehearsals
Exploration of a Wide Variety of Jazz Styles
Grand Finale Combo Concert
$75.00 for two days of great fun and inspiration...cant beat that!
The Palace City Summer Jazz Camp will be held at the Mitchell Performing Arts Center at 821 North Capital Street, Mitchell, SD 57301.
2018 Camp Poster
2018 Camp Registration Form
2017 Screening/Audition Materials (Coming Soon)
JUNE 14th DAY ONE
9:00AM–10:30 - Rehearsals
10:45AM–11:30 - Breakout Sessions
11:30AM-12:00PM - Rehearsals
12:00PM-1:30PM - LUNCH
1:30-2:00PM - Faculty Jam Session
2:00-3:00PM - Breakout Sessions
3:15-5:00PM - Rehearsals
JUNE 15th DAY TWO
9:00AM–10:00AM - Rehearsals
10:15AM-11:15AM - Breakout Sessions
11:30AM-12:30PM - Lunch
12:30PM-1:00PM - Faculty Jam Session
1:00PM-2:00PM - Final Rehearsal
3pm: Student concert at MHS Band Room