Tuition / Financial Aid

Tuition at the Hilton Head Jazz Camp along with our other programs is kept very affordable compared to other jazz camps through the generous sponsorship by the Junior Jazz Foundation.  

Please read carefully through our registration and tuition rates, financial aid options (including automatic discounts and scholarships) below:

2018 Registration and Tuition Rates
  Will be released in January 2018

• Registration Fee ($50), required by all students.  Please note that the registration fee does not apply towards the tuition rate.  These funds are used for marketing and publicity.

Local Students (ages 10-20)

Hilton Head Jazz Camp (recommended ages 14-20):  A full day camp with 15 full-time professional faculty (July 9-14, 9am-4pm) with a camp recital and finale performance.  With a combination of large big bands, small combos, theory, improv, elective courses, masterclasses and performances, this premier jazz camp is geared towards intermediate to advanced middle and high school students.  Tuition also includes a daily catered lunch & all daytime activities, masterclasses, and 2 complimentary tickets to the finale performance on July 15th at 2pm.  Students will be billed for tuition following the completion of registration.  Please note that the registration fee is separate from tuition.  Students should have had 3+ years of playing experience, but no audition is required for entry into the camp.  Placement auditions will be held on the first day of camp to determine the appropriate ensemble for our students.   Tuition for the 2018 camp is to be released at a later date

•  Hilton Head Jazz Clinic (recommended ages 10-14):  A 3-hour daily jazz clinic with college jazz camp alumni and upcoming faculty (June 25-29, 1pm-4pm), music trip to Savannah, and finale performance on June 29.  Our fourth annual jazz clinic is a combination of private lessons, small combos, with instruction in theory/improv geared towards beginning students beginning their journey into jazz and improvisation.  Only one year of playing experience is required for this clinic.  This clinic also includes a music trip to Savannah on Wednesday, June 27 with a tour of JodiJazz and Benedetto guitars.  A final clinic performance will be held in the HHCA Performing Arts Center on Friday, June 29th at 5pm.  No audition is required.   Tuition for the 2018 jazz clinic is to be released at a later date.  

 •  Hilton Head Jazz Guitar Institute (recommended ages 14-18):  A 3-hour daily jazz guitar clinic for intermediate to advanced high school guitarists (June 25-29, 1pm-4pm) with Savannah’s own Jackson Evans, music trip to Savannah, and finale performance on June 29.  This new program is offered as a way for guitarists to have a grasp on how to play jazz in a non-competitive setting.  At least two to three years of playing experience is a pre-requisite for the jazz guitar institute.  This program is a highly recommended for any guitarists who also plan on attending the Hilton Head Jazz Camp.  Also included is a music trip to Savannah on Wednesday, June 27th with a tour of JodiJazz and Benedetto guitars.  A final joint performance with the jazz clinic students will be held in the HHCA Performing Arts Center on Thursday, June 29th at 5pm.  No audition is required.   Tuition for the 2018 jazz guitar institute is to be released at a later date

Out of Town Students (ages 14-20) – Only available for the Hilton Head Jazz Camp:

• Lodging + Camp Package:  full camp and lodging package including six nights overnight lodging at a local established hotel (3 students per suite, separate beds, fully supervised), breakfast and lunch, full camp tuition & all daytime events.  Students will need to bring separate spending money for dinner and optional evening activities.  Check-in is Sunday, July 8th (night prior to the camp) and check-out is the morning of Saturday, July 14th.  Only Age 14-20 and space is limitedTuition for the 2018 jazz camp full lodging package is to be released at a later date

Financial Aid and Scholarships:

Discounts (Jazz Camp Only)There are three possible $50 automatic discounts available for any student attending the Hilton Head Jazz Camp.  These include acceptance into an all-county, all-region or all-state band, returning alumni students from the 2011-2017 Hilton Head Jazz Camp, or a sibling discount (applicable to both siblings).  Any two of these three options may be applied towards the tuition balance.  Please indicate any discount options on your online or mailed-in registration form.

Scholarships (Jazz Camp Only) Following your initial online registration (only $50 @ hhjazzcamp.eventbrite.com), you have the option of applying for a Junior Jazz Foundation scholarship.  The Junior Jazz Foundation has setup a fund to assist students with tuition at the Hilton Head Jazz Camp based on either merit or financial need.  Please note that most scholarships are partial, so that funds may be spread to as many students as possible.  Scholarships are based on availability and need.  Please note that scholarships apply to camp tuition only.  Additional private scholarships may also be available.

Flexible Tuition Payments:  We understand that it is sometimes a struggle to pay in full for summer camp in February or March, so if you need to send multiple smaller payments, we are flexible to meet your financial ability.  We want to assist you in making it possible for your student to attend the Hilton Head Jazz Camp!

We are proudly part of the Junior Jazz Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, which aims to promote jazz education for the next generation.  In addition to the Junior Jazz Foundation, we are supported by the ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund, Delta Sigma Theta and a number of private donors.  If you have any questions or are interested in the supporting the Hilton Head Jazz Camp, contact us, or join our Facebook group.

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