June 19th to 25th, 2016 – Woodstock, Vermont

Join us for an unforgettable week where the historic village of beautiful Woodstock, Vermont becomes your home, your campus, your stage!

  • Amazing master classes for all instruments and voice with world-class mentors
  • Inspiring classes in creativity, composition, arranging, improvisation, jazz theory, ear
training, transcription, painting, drawing, creative writing and storytelling
  • Supportive and holistic learning environment
  • Opportunities to experience a mix of art forms as well as intensive focus on your primary passion
  • Joint student/faculty performances, readings and exhibits
  • Exciting ensembles: jazz combos, big band, gospel choir, nightly jam sessions
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Daily inspirational talks and performances by faculty in the morning meeting
  • Delicious lunches and dinners prepared daily with primarily locally grown Vermont products

Click here to view Interplay Jazz & Arts’ upcoming performances

Click here for the Interplay Intensive 2016 Daily Schedule
Click here for the Interplay Intensive 2016 First Day Schedule

Interplay Instrumental Jazz Intensive Workshop

June 19-25, 2016, Woodstock, Vermont

Unlock the mysteries of improvisation and build your jazz repertoire in this powerful and inspiring weeklong workshop. Interplay’s award-winning faculty mentors will support you in mastering techniques and overcoming challenges in daily master classes. Rehearse and play in a combo each day, as you build your jazz repertoire and performance skills. Develop your jazz vocabulary in theory and improvisation classes, and through listening to and playing with Interplay faculty and students in nightly jam sessions.

The Instrumental Jazz Intensive Workshop includes classes, morning meetings and yoga, lunch and dinner, and evening activities each day, and all performances and concert tickets.

Student Performances: Thursday 6/23 & Saturday 6/25.

What Happens on the First Day

11:00 AM-12:45 PM
Registration & Placement Consultation Pick up your schedule, name tag, welcome gift, tour the school and find your classrooms. Teachers will be on hand in a lab like setting to help each student take a short and simple Theory / Ear Training and Rhythm test. Teachers will be on hand to consult and answer questions about the week.

LUNCH – on your own

1:00 PM- 1:45 PM
All camp welcome and inspirational meeting. Get fired up, meet your faculty and get ready for a week of wonderful!

2:00 – 3:45 PM
Master Class with your Instrument ~ Meet your faculty and take your first master class.

4:00 – 5:00 PM
Big Band / Gospel Rehearsal

5:15- 5:45 PM
Intro to Yoga & Relaxation

DINNER- on your own

7:00 PM
Bus transportation to Concert leaving Woodstock Elementary School (WES)

7:30 PM
POPS! Louis Armstrong inspired fathers day concert by faculty. Barrette Center for the Arts. WRJ. Participants receive a ticket for this event.

9:00 PM
Welcome dessert reception for Interplay students and families who purchase a ticket to the concert.

9:30 PM & 10:30 PM
Transport provided back to WES

Interplay will send you a short ear training and theory assessment. This will help us to place you in the most appropriate class setting.

Tuition $1,250

Register!

Interplay Vocal Jazz Intensive Workshop

June 19-25, 2016, Woodstock, Vermont
Interplay engages amazing vocal instructors who represent a wide range of vocal jazz styles. They are performers, recording artists, teachers, and students themselves, ever evolving and thrilled to be bringing their experience, experiences and knowledge to you. They are committed to teaching and mentoring. Although we have a schedule with set times, classes and expectations, it is important to note that this is JAZZ and if we find there is an opportunity to improvise, make a change, and take that opportunity that presents itself to better the experience at Interplay, we WILL take it. Daily activities include ear training, theory classes, yoga, master classes, inspirational all camp meetings, vocal rotations, lunch and dinner. Evening activities include faculty performances small ensembles rehearsals, swing dance and jam sessions. So get ready to have one of the best weeks of your life on the wild ride at Interplay Jazz & Arts. It will change you life!

Vocal students meet together to address skills common to all of us.
Breathe work / your instrument
Scat singing
Listening
Personalized interpretation of song
Building repertoire

Small groups meet according to experience level in master class rotations for one-on-one coaching. Not all vocalists may be ready for this type of intense work.

Small groups meet according to experience level to work on skills such as: basic ear training, counting off a tune, learning melodies, determining keys, and pitch matching.

Evening jam session allow for working with other students and trying out tunes with a band.
Our vocal student to teacher ratio is generally 1:4.

What Happens on the First Day

11:00 AM-12:45 PM
Registration & Placement Consultation Pick up your schedule, name tag, welcome gift, tour the school and find your classrooms. Teachers will be on hand in a lab like setting to help each student take a short and simple Theory / Ear Training and Rhythm test. Teachers will be on hand to consult and answer questions about the week.

LUNCH – on your own

1:00 PM- 1:45 PM
All camp welcome and inspirational meeting. Get fired up, meet your faculty and get ready for a week of wonderful!

2:00 – 3:45 PM
Master Class with your Instrument ~ Meet your faculty and take your first master class.

4:00 – 5:00 PM
Big Band / Gospel Rehearsal

5:15- 5:45 PM
Intro to Yoga & Relaxation

DINNER- on your own

7:00 PM
Bus transportation to Concert leaving Woodstock Elementary School (WES)

7:30 PM
POPS! Louis Armstrong inspired fathers day concert by faculty. Barrette Center for the Arts. WRJ. Participants receive a ticket for this event.

9:00 PM
Welcome dessert reception for Interplay students and families who purchase a ticket to the concert.

9:30 PM & 10:30 PM
Transport provided back to WES

Application materials
Please send us one or two, (but no more than two) MP3 files.
This recording should be of a song that represents your jazz singing. What you are currently performing or practicing. You can record it on your phone if that’s the tool you have available to you.

Please list 1-5 songs that you know well (melody and words) and can sing without looking at the music.

Interplay will also send you a short ear training and theory assessment. This will help us to place you in the most appropriate class setting.

Tuition $1,250

Register!

Interplay Visual Arts Intensive Workshop

June 19-25, 2016, Woodstock, Vermont

As an art student at Interplay you will be part of a dynamic community of jazz musicians, vocalists, writers and artists contributing to the synergy that makes Interplay Jazz & Arts so unique.

Student Exhibit: Saturday 6/25

Includes classes, entrance to all performances, lunch and dinner each day, evening activity, concert tickets, morning meetings and yoga. Evening activities may include individual work, gospel choir, big band, small ensembles or jam sessions.

As an art student at Interplay you will be part of a dynamic community of jazz musicians, vocalists, writers and artists contributing to the synergy that makes Interplay Jazz & Arts so unique.

You will receive instruction in pen and ink, watercolor, markers, acrylics, mixed media, and photography.

We will investigate responding artistically to jazz rhythm, tempo, pattern, repetition, musical color, temperature, energy, instruments and musicians.

We will experiment and practice in the studio and respond creatively to live jazz in instrumental and vocal jazz lessons, practice sessions, rehearsals, master classes, concerts, and a dance/concert.

You will select pieces of your daily work to be shared with this community.

Instructor: Judy Brook is a watercolor artist, award-winning photographer, poet, and accomplished book artist who has had three solo art shows in the Burlington, VT area in the last four years. She holds a Ph.D. in biology from Lehigh University, has worked as an environmental consultant, and has been an educator at the high school and college levels for more than 25 years. She is on the staff of Shelburne Farms. She loves the creative process and believes that all it takes is time, space, materials, some instruction, and giving the self-permission to play with abandon.

Student Exhibit: Saturday 6/25

Choose the option that works best for you!:

Full Experience includes instruction, studio time, creating in live jazz venues, lunch and dinner each day, yoga, evening activities, concert ticket on Sunday and Friday, and all-camp meetings.
Full Experience 1-9 PM- – 6 days Sunday- Friday Fee: $850

Half Day allows you to participate on a more limited basis, includes instruction, studio time, creating in live jazz venues, dinner each day, yoga, evening activities, and concert ticket on Sunday and Friday.
Half Day 3-9 PM – 6 days Sunday – Friday Fee: $550

Register!

Interplay Written & Spoken Word Intensive Workshop

June 19-25, 2016, Woodstock, Vermont

Join us and stir up ideas for a year’s worth of creative work OR come and dedicate hours each day to works-in-progress. Daily workshops offered are ‘Dig Deep and Fly Free’ with instructor Marv Klassen-Landis, and ‘What’s the Name of That Song’ with instructor Reuben Jackson, then choose your own mix of other options or solitary writing time. Bring your favorite writing tools, samples of your favorite writers, works-in-progress (if any) and clothes that are comfortable for movement. Tuition includes “all camp” sessions, workshops, concert tickets, yoga and tai chi, evening activities and lunch and dinner. Come and create, surrounded by supportive energy, jazz and the beauty of Woodstock, Vermont!

Writing Workshop I. “Dig Deep and Fly Free”
Instructor: Marv Klassen-Landis

We will read and listen to jazz poets such as Langston Hughes, Amiri Baraka,
Sonia Sanchez, Gil Scott-Heron and Jayne Cortez for inspiration. But we will also dig down deep to discover our own sources: What are my stories? My inner songs and rhythms? My unique voice that I can trust again and again? In prose and poetry, we will explore ways to get the flow going and develop our ear for what is truly authentic in our own writing.

Instructor: Marv Klassen-Landis is a poet, storyteller and theatre artist who is the writer-in-residence at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. A co-founder and performer with Children’s Voices Theatre, he has taught creative writing at the high school and college levels and led storytelling, writing and theatre workshops and residencies from Vermont to Colorado. He has published poetry in a variety of journals and is the author/illustrator of a children’s book.

Writing Workshop II. “What’s The Name Of That Song?”
Instructor: Reuben Jackson

Music reviews, criticism and poetry are different rooms in the house of written expression. But how are they related? This workshop will explore (through discussion and writing) the relationships between the genres and how their commonalities can be used to profoundly strengthen any or all of the aforementioned. Bring your curiosity and creativity. Shyness is allowed, but lovingly discouraged.

Reuben Jackson has been the host of Friday Night Jazz on Vermont Public Radio since 2012. He is also a poet whose work has been published in 40 anthologies and in a volume entitled “fingering the keys”—which won the Columbia Book Award in 1991. His music reviews appeared in The Washington Post, Jazz Times, Jazziz, and other journals and periodicals. Reuben was also an archivist and curator with the Smithsonian’s Duke Ellington Collection from 1989 until 2009.

Song Writing Workshops
Reuben and Marv and music faculty will help you write an original song. Then you can sing it or hear it sung, accompanied by live musicians.

Open Writing Studio and Individual Sessions
Throughout the week Reuben and Marv will offer drop-in writing studios for small groups of students to help with getting started or revising. They will also offer one-to-one sessions on a sign-up basis.

Jazz Poetry Jam
Join Reuben and Marv and music faculty and students in a lively mix of spoken words and live music. Read something you’ve written accompanied by live jazz or join in a free-jazz-inspired medley of speaking, singing, playing, dancing!

COME WRITE WITH US AT INTERPLAY!
Come and stir up ideas for a year’s worth of creative work OR come and dedicate hours each day to works-in-progress. We encourage you to attend Workshops I and II each day but then choose your own mix of other options or solitary writing time. Bring your favorite writing tools, samples of your favorite writers, works-in-progress (if any) and clothes that are comfortable for movement. Come and create, surrounded by supportive energy, jazz and the beauty of Woodstock, Vermont!

Tuition includes “all camp” sessions, workshops, concert tickets, yoga and tai chi, evening activities and lunch and dinner.

Download the 2016 Interplay Written & Spoken Word Schedule

Tuition $850

Register!

Interplay High School Jazz Instrumental Day Camp

June 19-25, 2016, Woodstock, Vermont
Daily 9am to 5:45pm

Student Performances: Thursday 6/23 & Saturday 6/25.
Come play with us this summer and learn more about the wonderful world of jazz! You’ll listen to and learn from Interplay’s award-winning faculty in master classes and combo rehearsal, and you’ll play in a big band. Start each day listening to and being inspired by Interplay faculty, then move into a day of learning technique, ear training and playing music. Rehearse and play in a combo each day, as you build your jazz repertoire and performance skills in preparation for your two Interplay performances.

What Happens on the First Day

11:00 AM-12:45 PM
Registration & Placement Consultation Pick up your schedule, name tag, welcome gift, tour the school and find your classrooms. Teachers will be on hand in a lab like setting to help each student take a short and simple Theory / Ear Training and Rhythm test. Teachers will be on hand to consult and answer questions about the week.

LUNCH – on your own

1:00 PM- 1:45 PM
All camp welcome and inspirational meeting. Get fired up, meet your faculty and get ready for a week of wonderful!

2:00 – 3:45 PM
Master Class with your Instrument ~ Meet your faculty and take your first master class.

4:00 – 5:00 PM
Big Band / Gospel Rehearsal

5:15- 5:45 PM
Intro to Yoga & Relaxation

DINNER- on your own

7:00 PM
Bus transportation to Concert leaving Woodstock Elementary School (WES)

7:30 PM
POPS! Louis Armstrong inspired fathers day concert by faculty. Barrette Center for the Arts. WRJ. Participants receive a ticket for this event.

9:00 PM
Welcome dessert reception for Interplay students and families who purchase a ticket to the concert.

9:30 PM & 10:30 PM
Transport provided back to WES

Interplay will send you a short ear training and theory assessment. This will help us to place you in the most appropriate class setting.

Tuition $750 (no daily rate)

Register!

I want to apply for financial aid

A limited amount of financial support may be available to individuals who are unable to attend Interplay Jazz & Arts without financial assistance, and who request tuition reduction in online or in writing by May 5, 2016.

Financial support to attend Interplay’s workshops is based on need and merit. All recipients should plan on paying the $300 application fee. After evaluating all requests, the Interplay development committee will make a decision about how much financial support we can give to each student by May 15, 2016.

You will receive notification on or before May 20, 2016. We will do our best to make it possible for each interested student requesting support to attend Interplay Jazz & Arts.

You must register for a workshop and pay a $300 deposit BEFORE applying for financial aid. Register here.

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