Jazz Camp


Wednesday, June 29 – Saturday, July 2

Jazz Camp provides high school musicians with an up-close view of the jazz studies program at Ohio State.

Students will play in both a big band and jazz combo, participate in master classes with Ohio State jazz studies faculty, and enjoy sessions covering topics such as jazz history, jazz theory, jazz improvisation and a survey of the music industry. The program concludes with a grand finale concert where the big bands and combos will perform for family and friends.

This event is closed for 2022.

Shawn Wallace

Program director
Professor Shawn Wallace

ELIGIBILITY — For students entering grades 10–12 in the 2022–2023 school year and 2022 high school graduates; must have at least one year of experience playing in a school jazz ensemble.


  • Resident: $495— Tuition, T-shirt, housing with three meals per day.
  • Commuter $375 — Tuition and T-shirt only. No housing or meals.

REGISTRATION   You will be required to make payment via credit card at the time of registration. Shortly after submitting payment, you will receive an email receipt.

  • Full registration deadline  Wednesday, June 8
  • Limited registration deadline  Thursday, June 23 
    (Housing and/or T-shirt may not be available)


NOTE — The registration/payment form works best on a computer (PC or Mac). MAC USERS — use Chrome, not Safari. 


Participation Details

  • Parents/guardians and participants will receive permission forms via DocuSign shortly after registration is complete. All forms must be returned by the deadline indicated in order to participate.
  • Shortly before the start of the program, a Digital Handbook will be published here. This handbook contains important information for a successful experience. All participants and parents/guardians should read it carefully prior to the start of the program and can refer to it often throughout the week.
  • Approximately one week before the program, participants and parents/guardians will also receive an email with basic information about what to pack, arrival, parking, check-in and more.

The final schedule for each program may not be available until a few weeks before the program begins. However, most programs have a closing concert in which all students will want to participate. For those departing by air, flights should be scheduled after 7 p.m. Please note, Ohio State Youth Summer Music Programs cannot be responsible for ground transportation to/from the airport. Contact the YSMP Registrar at YouthSummerMusic@osu.edu for details.