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The Jazz Intensive at New England Music Camp

The Jazz Intensive at NEMC is a two-week immersion program into the world of both traditional and contemporary jazz. From jazz theory and small ensemble work, to the traditional big band sounds, this program is for the student looking to advance their education in Jazz and will be limited to 30 advanced students. The daily schedule includes a variety of classes, private lessons specifically for jazz, and rehearsals within the multiple groups. The Jazz Intensive is coordinated by New York City based Wayne du Maine.

2021 Program dates:  

July 26, 2021 - August 9, 2021

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  • $2600

*If a student wants to do both NEMC core camp & the Jazz Intensive their cost would be as follows:

  • $8200 ($800 savings)

*Financial Aid is available! 

Admission and Audition Process:PopsConcert 2

  1. Register beginning October 1, 2020 and submit deposit HERE
  2. Submit solo video(s) of 1 or 2 standard jazz repertoire selections and Jazz Intensive Questionnaire HERE.
  3. NEMC Registrar, Bethany Niedbala, will then send pre-selected excerpts to be recorded. Students should return selections within seven days. 
  4. Videos, questionnaire, and excerpts will be forwarded to Faculty for review.
  5. Students will be notified of a decision by April 1, 2021.

Application and Audition Deadline: March 15, 2021.

Faculty-selected repertoire will be distributed prior to camp for admitted campers. Students that are not offered a position will have their deposit/tuition refunded. 


  • Instrumentation: Bass, Drum Set, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Jazz Vocalists.
  • Special consideration will be made for additional instrumentation by request (clarinet, flute, guitar, etc). 

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Wayne du Maine, Program Coordinator & Trumpet

Jen Allen, Piano

Chris Creviston, Saxophone

Alan Ferber, Trombone

Steve Johns, Percussion

Marian Powell, Voice

Peter Slavov, Bass


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