Jazz Camp 2023

Wednesday – Saturday, June 14 – 17 

Jazz Camp provides high school musicians with an up-close view of the jazz studies program at Ohio State. Students will play in both a big band and jazz combo, participate in master classes with Ohio State jazz studies faculty, and enjoy sessions covering topics such as jazz history, jazz theory, jazz improvisation and a survey of the music industry. The program concludes with a finale concert where the big bands and combos will perform for family and friends.

Program directors
Ohio State Jazz Faculty

ELIGIBILITY — For students entering grades 10–12 in the 2023–2024 school year and 2023 high school graduates; must have at least one year of experience playing in a school jazz ensemble.


  • Resident option closed. $495 — Tuition, T-shirt, housing with three meals per day.
  • Commuter $375 — Tuition and T-shirt only. No housing or meals.


REGISTRATION   You will be required to make payment via credit card at the time of registration. Shortly after submitting payment, you will receive an email confirming the transaction.

DEADLINE — Monday, June 5 (Commuters). Resident option is no longer available. Registration is closed.

NOTE — The registration/payment form works best on a computer (PC or Mac).
MAC USERS — use Chrome, not Safari.

Participation Details

  • Parents/guardians and participants will receive permission forms via DocuSign shortly after registration is complete. All forms must be returned by the DocuSign deadline in order to participate.
  • Shortly before the start of the program, a Digital Handbook will be provided. This handbook contains important information for a successful experience. All participants and parents/guardians should read it carefully prior to the start of the program and can refer to it often throughout the week.
  • Approximately one week before the program, participants and parents/guardians will also receive an email with basic information about what to pack, arrival, parking, check-in and more.