The University of Manitoba Jazz Camp


Jazz Camp
August 16 - 22, 2015

A jazz experience for all ages:
Junior and Senior High School and University Students, Instrumental and Vocal Musicians, and Music Educators with an interest in Jazz

Who Should Attend? | Instrumental | Scholarships | T-Shirts | Concert Tickets
| For Further Information | Parking | Residence


Registration for the 2015 University of Manitoba Jazz Camp is now available. There are two options to register: 1. Registration Form, 2. Register Online.

Option 1. Registration Form. Please click on the link below and download and submit the registration as instructed on the form.
Registration Form

Option 2. Reigster online. Please read the instructions on how to register online then click on the link to register.
Register Online

How to register online:

  • Click the register online link.
  • Enable pop ups to allow the secure payment site to show.
  • Select which instrument you would like to register for.
  • Once you have added the instrument you will be asked to login with your U of M student ID and password. If you don't have one you will have the opportunity to create one during the registration process.
  • If you are unable to register for an instrument, don't know your student ID, require your password to be reset, or require assistance at any time, please contact Student and Instructor Services at 204-474-9921 (Monday - Friday, 8:30-4:30 CST). If you require assistance outside of these hours, please email as Student and Instructor Services will respond on the next business day. Please include your full name, date of birth, U of M student ID (if known), and mailing address to expedite a response.
  • A tutorial on how to register is available.

Who Should Attend?

 The University of Manitoba Jazz Camp strives to foster the growth and development of jazz skills. Enrolment is open to anyone with an interest in furthering their jazz performance skills. Junior and senior high students, university students, jazz musicians and music educators are all encouraged to attend.

The camp will strive to achieve an instructor/student ratio of 1:10 to ensure a personalized experience for every participant.


Learning is based on the small ensemble setting. Students will work on the concept of rhythmic interaction, dynamic interplay, and call and response. Students will likewise develop improvisation techniques while building their jazz repertoire. Chord symbols, song form, chord progressions, and ear training will be covered.

  • Bass players will receive a comprehensive bass line construction method to take home with them.
  • Pianists will get instruction on rhythmic composing.
  • Drummers and all rhythm section players will receive instruction on the proper performance of the ‘two’ feel and Afro-Cuban ‘son montunos’.


Vocalists will be grouped together to focus on the skills and concepts essential for the solo jazz singer, and will perform as soloists with an experienced rhythm section. They will work on the skills and concepts that a jazz vocalist needs to master:

  • communicating with a rhythm section
  • repertoire
  • improvisation
  • choosing keys
  • intros and endings


Six $150.00 scholarships courtesy of University of Manitoba, Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music and Summer Session.  In addition, three $150.00 scholarships will be awarded at the Brandon Jazz Festival.

Please download and complete the Scholarhip Application Form and return it as instructed on the form.

For more information contact Donna Tugby at


The 2015 Jazz Camp t-shirts are offered both in men and women's fit. T-shirts are $10 each and are available to order when you register or with the  Concert Ticket and T-Shirt Order Form.

Concert Tickets

The 2015 Jazz Camp Faculty in Concert will be Wednesday August 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Winnipeg Art Gallery Muriel Richardson Auditorium. Featuring: Steve Kirby (bass), Quincy Davis (drums), Derrick Gardner (trumpet), Will Bonness (piano), Jon Gordon (saxophone), and Anna-Lisa Kirby (vocals).

Tickets are $30 each and are available to order when you register or online up to the concert date (subject on availability).

Concert Ticket and T-Shirt Order Form


For visitor parking information on campus, please visit Parking Service.


For summer accommodation information, please visit Student Residences

For further information

 For information on registration, fees and withdrawals contact:

Jennifer Riddell (204) 474-8019
Toll free in Canada 1-888-216-7011 ext. 8019



 Jazz Camp 2015