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Jazz Camp for Girls returns in three locations in 2024

Following IMC’s first Jazz Camp for Girls last summer, in association with the DCU Jazz & Contemporary Music Performance BA, and supported by Fingal Arts Office, Improvised Music Company is delighted to announce that July 2024 will see 3 separate summer camps for early teen girls running in DCU St Patrick’s campus, UCD School of Music, Belfield and MTU Cork School of Music.

Jazz Camp for Girls* is a 3 day music summer camp where girls aged 11-15 can explore and learn about jazz music and improvisation in a supportive and fun environment, that also celebrates the role of women working in music. Led by professional musicians, the camps are designed to give girls their first experience of improvised music and develop confidence in their personal musicality.

Participants can come with no or little experience of improvising, just a curiosity to learn. A background in any music genre and all instruments are welcome.

Professional female musicians and educators working in jazz lead the girls as mentors and tutors over the 3 day camps, sharing their own experience as performers, while guiding the participants to explore their own interests and ability as musicians.

The deadline to apply for Jazz Camp for Girls is Tuesday 28th May.

The Jazz Camp for Girls 2024 programme is made possible through the continued engagement of DCU Jazz and Contemporary Music Performance Degree, the support of Fingal Arts Office, and the new Improvising Across Boundaries 4-year research project which is funded by Science Foundation Ireland-Irish Research Council in association with UCD School of Music.

Please note, places on Jazz Camp for Girls are limited and will be allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis.

LOCATION: St Patrick’s campus, DCU, Dublin 9
DATES
: Tue 2nd - Thu 4th July 2024
TIMES:
10am-4pm daily
TUTORS:
Jenna Harris, Lina Andonovska, Emily O’Rourke and Linda Adams
COST:
€30 for the 3 day camp. Scholarships available, please contact aoife@Improvisedmusic.ie to enquire.


LOCATION: MTU, Cork School of Music

DATES:
Tue 9th - Thu 11th July 2024
TIMES:
10am-4pm daily
TUTORS:
Sarah Dewhurst, Caoimhe Barry, Rebecca Ruane
COST:
€30 for the 3 day camp. Scholarships available, please contact aoife@Improvisedmusic.ie to enquire.


LOCATION: UCD School of Music, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4

DATES:
Tue 16th - Thu 18th July 2024
TIMES:
10am-4pm daily
TUTORS:
Suzanne Savage, Emily O’Rourke, Andrea Jones
COST:
€30 for the 3 day camp. Scholarships available, please contact aoife@Improvisedmusic.ie to enquire.


Background:

Jazz Camp for Girls began in Denmark in 2014, with camps now running around the world, including Poland, Slovenia, UK, Sweden, Canada and Turkey. The camps are developed in response to continuing gender imbalance in jazz and improvised music, with the aim to support and encourage young female-identifying musicians interested in exploring improvisation, jazz music and creative risk-taking, whatever their instrument or background.

* While we retain the established title of the Camp, we welcome all and any gender diverse young musicians.

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