Join our exciting new program at IMC Jazz 2020! IMC Junior Jazz is a new program for students ages 11-13 with an interest in jazz and improvisation!
Under the guidance of our amazing faculty, campers will have an opportunity to explore their instruments outside of band class in new and exciting musical ways!
Learn to play in a big band!
Play in a jazz combo!
Work with our dedicated instructors on beginning improvisation!
Go to your first jam session!
Attend evening concerts by our wonderful faculty!
Have fun and meet campers your age with similar interests in music!
Suggested two years of playing experience or teacher's recommendation.
JAZZ ENSEMBLES &JAZZ COMBOS
will meet on a daily basis to develop essentials of jazz performance in both large and small ensemble settings.Tuning, balance, blend, articulation and fundamental concepts in all jazz styles will be discussed, in addition to jazz improvisation.
are held daily. In addition to classes, and at discretion of the Faculty Member involved, individual instruction may be arranged.
featuring performances by the jazz faculty. "After Hours Sessions" each evening provide an opportunity for the campers to perform for their peers.
In ONE week, aspiring jazz vocalists have a unique opportunity to work with Sophia on developing their individual solo voices and musicianship skills through solo singing and ensemble performances in a fun and safe environment!
In masterclass, participants will learn and develop their knowledge of selected standard jazz repertoire and learn jazz concepts through various vocal and improvisational techniques.
Daily listening to some of the legendary vocal figures in jazz as well as some of the newer singers on the scene will be incorporated into each class.
Solo coaching will help prepare singers for their final performance.
Vocal Schedule includes:
Daily Vocal Master class – vocal technique, jazz concepts, mic technique, improvisation
Daily listening session – how and what to listen to for inspiration
Daily Combo session – singing in a small ensemble setting
Big Band – singing and rehearsing with a big band
Private lessons, one-on-one coaching of solo songs and vocal jazz repertoire
Drummers must supply their own drum set, sticks and brushes.
Singers are encouraged to supply their own microphone and cable (XLR). If you are unable to do so, a credit card number must be provided prior to camp for a deposit of $100.00 for a microphone and cable to be provided by IMC. This deposit will be credited back to your credit card upon the return of the microphone and cable prior to departing camp.
Campers are assigned to cabins with other campers of similar age and program.
If you and your friend(s) want to be in the same cabin, just send us an email email@example.com with your names and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please note, you will not receive a reply to your email regarding cabin requests.
A Typical Day
Campers may take advantage of the sports and recreation facilities which include a complete waterfront of sailing, swimming, water-skiing and canoeing, as well as as well as yoga, beach volleyball, tennis, basketball and more. Evening programs will include campfires, a talent show, movie night, and other traditional camp activities.
Wake up and get ready for a GREAT day!
Large Ensemble / Rhythm Section Workshop
Director's Session / Faculty Presentation
Jazz Combo / Improv Workshops
Jam Sessions and Evening Program (campfire, corn roast, talent show, movie night, etc)
Over the past year, our accreditation body, the Ontario Camps Association (OCA), has been busy working with the government and public health departments to identify the best procedures, practices and policies required for camps to run a safe 2021 season. As with everything else during this pandemic, we expect there will be modifications, adjustments, updates to these plans as new knowledge and information surfaces regarding the direction the virus and the variants are taking.
Because of these inevitable and ongoing changes, to avoid any confusion with our parents, campers and staff, we feel it best to wait to share our plan until we have certainty with what will be put in place. This way, we hope to provide a single, unified update to everyone and answer everyone's questions.
We are fortunate that IMC occurs at the end of August after Camp Manitou has completed their season. They will have already learned from the experiences of the summer and will have protocols and routines in place to share with IMC.
We remain optimistic that IMC will run this summer and are busy planning an exciting season!