Jazz Camp

June 9 — 13, 2019

Weigel Auditorium and Hughes Auditorium

Intermediate to advanced high school jazz students receive a comprehensive experience, working side-by-side with School of Music faculty and students. Participants will experience a non-competitive educational environment that allows for individual growth and enhancement of skills, including sight-reading, improvisation and technique. Activities include lectures, master classes, combo sessions, big-band rehearsals and more.

Shawn Wallace, director of Jazz CampProgram director: Professor Shawn Wallace



Program Highlights

  • Combo and big band performance experience
  • Master classes on each instrument
  • Classes on jazz history, improvisation, arranging and composing
  • Career exploration workshops
  • Grand Finale concert, featuring all participants
Eligibility: For students entering grades 10 – 12 in the 2019 – 2020 school year, as well as 2019 high school graduates; intermediate to advanced jazz students who have had at least one year of school instruction or participation in a jazz ensemble.

2019 updates will be available in January.

Program fee commuter: $395 — Tuition and T-shirt only. No housing or meals. 

Program fee resident: $495 — Tuition, T-shirt and housing with three meals per day.

Concert: Grand Finale Concert (free and open to the public)  •  Thursday 2 p.m.  •  Hughes Hall Auditorium

Registration Information

  • Full registration deadline: May 15, 2019
  • Limited registration deadline: June 5, 2019

Registrations completed by the Full registration deadline (online registration, and receipt of tuition payment and completed forms) will include all resources of the program (dormitory housing, T-shirt, meals etc.). After that deadline, all submitted registrations are considered Limited which may mean that some resources are not available (program capacity, dormitory housing, T-shirt, meals etc.). Be reminded that programs do sometimes fill to capacity prior to the Full registration deadline.

This program traditionally reaches capacity before the deadline. We will accept the first 60 students who have registered, paid and submitted required forms. 

Program registration consists of three steps:

Step OneRegistration. Complete an online registration form via link to be provided in January.

After submitting an online registration, you will immediately receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive it, one of three things has happened:

  • The email address you entered on your form may be incorrect
  • The confirmation email was sent to your SPAM box
  • The online registration was not received by our system

If you do not receive the confirmation email within two hours of submitting a registration, contact the Youth Summer Music Programs registrar for further instructions.

Step TwoPayment. Pay the participation fee online according to the instructions contained in your registration confirmation email. You will then see a "Checkout complete" screen acknowledging that your payment is in process, and an order number. Keep this number for your records.

If you choose to pay with a check or money order (made payable to "The Ohio State University"), mail payment to the School of Music at the address below. You will receive confirmation by email within 7–10 business days.

Mail to:

The Ohio State University School of Music
ATTN: Jazz Camp—YSMP Registrar
110 Weigel Hall
1866 College Rd.
Columbus, OH 43210

Step ThreeRequired forms. Parents or guardians are required to print out, complete, sign and send the following forms:

  1. Parental Permission Form [pdf]
  2. Ohio State Photo Release Form [pdf]
  3. Standards of Behavior Form [pdf]

Mail the completed and signed forms to the address above, or scan and email them to the YSMP registrar.

You will receive a welcome email with further instructions about program attendance approximately two weeks before the event.

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Directions and Parking


  • For questions regarding Jazz Camp curriculum, contact Shawn Wallace at wallace.376@osu.edu or call 614-292-2678.
  • For questions regarding summer programming, contact the YSMP director, Scott A. Jones.

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