Young musicians’ skills, friendships flourish at camp
The annual Teagarden Jazz Youth Camp is one of the most successful programs supported by the Foundation. Established in 1986 as a tool to aid in jazz preservation, the Youth Camp has achieved that and more.
The one-week camp brings together aspiring young jazz musicians and an all-star faculty in the beautiful, natural environment of Sly Park in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The small jazz band model is a perfect platform for young people to problem-solve, gain an understanding of responsibility, work on social skills and make choices about music in their lives.
Not only are students instilled with a love of traditional jazz, their experiences at camp prepare them for their whole lives, whether they became professional musicians, or not.
More details and applications are available at http://sacjazzcamp.org