June 25th to July 1st, 2017 – 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
 

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Click here for the Interplay Intensive 2017 Daily Schedule

Interplay Instrumental Jazz Intensive Workshop

June 25 – July 1, 2017, Woodstock, Vermont

$1,400 includes tuition, meals, dance, concerts & festival pass

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.

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 $1,400

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Interplay Vocal Jazz Intensive Workshop

June 25 – July 1, 2017, 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.

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 $1,400

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Interplay World Music, Gospel Choir

June 25 – July 1, 2017, Woodstock, Vermont
Anyone who loves to sing and is interested in singing inspiring music as an expression of love and hope may participate in the Interplay Choir as part of Interplay Jazz & Arts Summer Intensive.

Rehearsals – 6:45 PM

Performances – Thursday June 29 8 PM and Saturday July 1 11 AM- 4 PM

Registration at www.interplayjazzandarts.org or by contacting Interplay Administrator Sabrina Brown at (802) 356-5060

Fee $150

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Interplay Swing Big Band

June 25 – July 1, 2017, Woodstock, Vermont
Swing Band offers instruction in scripted jazz ensemble performance and welcomes both instrumentalists and vocalists. We need trumpet players, saxophonists, trombonists, as well as rhythm section players. Prerequisite: experience in reading music

Rehearsals – 6:45 PM

Performances -Wed. June 28 5:30 PM, Thursday June 29 8 PM and Saturday July 1 11 AM- 4 PM

Registration at www.interplayjazzandarts.org or by contacting Interplay Administrator Sabrina Brown at (802) 356-5060

Fee $150

Register!

Interplay High School Jazz Instrumental Day Camp

June 25-July 1, 2017, Woodstock, Vermont
Daily 9am to 5:45pm

Student Performances: Thursday June 29 at 5:30 PM Woodstock Village Green & Saturday July 1 11:00 AM- 4 PM Suicide Six Ski Lodge, Address: 247 Stage Rd, South Pomfret, Vermont, 05067.

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 could 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- Woodstock Elementary School (our campus) 15 South St, Woodstock, VT 05091

11:00 AM-12:30 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. Bring your instrument and get ready to play!

LUNCH – on your own

1:30 – 2:30 PM All camp welcome and inspirational meeting. Get fired up, meet your faculty and get ready for a week of wonderful!

3:00 – 4:00 PM Master Class with your Instrument

5:15- 6:30 PM
Big Band OR Jazz, Gospel and World music choir rehearsal

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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.

Click here to apply for a scholarship.