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:

2019 Registration and Tuition Rates

• 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, tuition $399):  A full day camp with 15 full-time professional faculty (July 8-13, 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 13th 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. 

•  Hilton Head Jazz Clinic (recommended ages 10-14, tuition $199):  A 3-hour daily jazz clinic with college jazz camp alumni and upcoming faculty (June 24-28, 1pm-4pm), all-day music trip to Savannah on June 26, and finale performance on June 28.  Our fifth 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 an all-day music trip to Savannah on Wednesday, June 26 with lunch provided.  A final clinic performance will be held in the HHCA Performing Arts Center on Friday, June 28th at 5pm.  No audition is required.  

 •  Hilton Head Jazz Guitar Institute (recommended ages 14-18, tuition $199):  A 3-hour daily jazz guitar clinic for intermediate to advanced high school guitarists (June 24-28, 1pm-4pm) with Dr. Tim Fischer, music trip to Savannah, and finale performance on June 28.  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 an all-day music trip to Savannah on Wednesday, June 26th with lunch provided.  A final joint performance with the jazz clinic students will be held in the HHCA Performing Arts Center on Friday, June 28th at 5pm.  No audition is required.  

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

• Lodging + Camp Package:  $749 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 7th (night prior to the camp) and check-out is the morning of Saturday, July 13th.  Only Age 14-20 and space is limited.  

Financial Aid and Scholarships:

Discounts (Jazz Camp Only)There are several 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 2011-2018 Hilton Head Jazz Camp, sibling discount, ISCA talent show finalist, or attending another 2018 JJF summer jazz program.  Any two of these options may be applied towards the tuition balance.  Please indicate any discount options on your online registration form.

Scholarships (Jazz Camp Only) Following your initial online registration (only $50 @, 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.  Scholarship applicants can apply online @ immediately following their registration. Any awarded scholarships will be applied to the final tuition amount.

Flexible Tuition Payments:  We understand that it is sometimes a struggle to pay in full for summer camp in the spring, 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!

Tuition is due in full by June 23 for the jazz clinic and guitar institute and June 30 for 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 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.

Registration is NOW open – click here to register today!

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