Chicago Jazz Philharmonic | Is it Classical? Is it Jazz? You decide!
9th Annual CJP Jazz Academy

Established in 2009, the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic (CJP) Summer Jazz Academy is now expanding to a three week full-day intensive summer camp. It is designed to be accessible for music students of every level, ages 10-17.

Students participate in an ensemble, master classes and workshops, lecture courses, and jazz jam sessions. Students with no prior instrumental or vocal experience participate in our Music Discovery classes.

In addition, students are exposed to other artistic disciplines, civic engagement, and college and career counseling. Each day is capped off with a professional performance by guest artists. The program is taught by world-class musicians with goals to help sustain an important art form, provide crucial life skills, and open doors to higher education.

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  • $250    Current CJP JazzAlive students** and current Saturday Jazz Academy Students
  • $400    CPS Students (non JazzAlive)
  • $500    Non-CPS Students

Includes a camp t-shirt and music materials. Does not include lunch, but students may bring a bag lunch or purchase items in university cafeteria

Register two or more Siblings and receive $25 tuition discount CPS families should use code CPSSIB, Non-CPS families should use code NCPSSIB SIBLING

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** JazzAlive eligible students must attend one of these schools: Armour Elementary, Carl von Linne Elementary, Chavez Elementary, Daystar School, Higgins Elementary, Jenner Academy, Langford Academy, Lionel Hampton Elementary, McDowell Elementary, South Loop Elementary, St. Sabina Academy, Village Leadership Academy or Westcott Elementary

Scholarships and financial aid available by application

FREE Bus Service between Daystar School (1550 S. State) and Chicago State University –
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Saturday, April 1
— Pre-Registration Opens - on-line or by mail/fax/scan and email
— Students may either register in full or reserve a spot for a non-refundable deposit of $50 which will be applied towards tuition.

Wednesday, May 31
— Pre-Registration Closes - cancellations or transfers no longer accepted.
— Unless registrations have been transferred to another student, parents that have submitted full registrations may be refunded tuition (less $50 deposit)
— Scholarship Applications Due Students must be registered and a $50 deposit made for scholarship application to be considered complete.

Thursday, June 1 - Friday, June 30
— Regular Registration
— Full tuitions due upon registration; balance on tuitions due.

Wednesday, June 7
— Scholarship and Financial Aid Notifications

Thursday, June 15
— Information Packets loaded to website
— Emergency and health forms, Pick-up Authorization and Instructions, Media Release, DVD Order Form, Policies and Procedures, etc.

Thursday, June 15 – Monday, July 10
— Information Forms Due – may be brought to first day of camp.
— DOWNLOAD Information Forms HERE

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