Band/Jazz Camp - June 21-27, 2020

Dear Campers and Parents, We regret to inform you that we’ve decided to cancel our June Music and Piano Camp dates because of concerns surrounding COVID-19. We are investigating the possibility of holding camps later in the summer. Please stay tuned for more details.

To reserve a space for your camper your deposit must be paid at the time of registration.  Complete and return the Camp Application, Medical Consent, Student Conduct Agreement and Photo Release forms and the remainder of your payment to the UM School of Music office by June 5, 2020.  The School of Music will not invoice for the balance due. Payment options include:

  • Checks - made out to the University of Montana (please include the name of your student on the check) and mailed to:
                     Summer Music Camps
                     School of Music
                     32 Campus Drive
                     Missoula, MT 59812
  • Credit/Debit cards - Call (406) 243-6081
  • Payments - Call (406) 243-6880 or email to arrange payments.  Full payment must be received by June 5, 2020

Registrations received  after June 12 will be accepted on a space available basis.  Registration after June 5 requires full payment at the time of registration.  Payment/registration confirmation will be sent via email.

Jazz Rhythm Section Camp

We are offering a Jazz Rhythm Section Camp to piano, bass and guitar players and want to make sure that if you plan to register for this option, we have all of your information correct and can place you in the right schedule for your time at camp.  If you would like to participate in this opportunity, please contact Rob Tapper at and let him know of your interest.

Here is a sample of the schedule while at camp. 

8:00am – 9:15am – Masterclasses for Jazz Bass, Jazz Piano & Jazz Guitar w/Professional Musicians
9:30am – 11:00am – Jazz Track Classes (Rhythm Section Concepts, Jazz Harmony)
11:00am – 11:40am – Jazz Improv (two sections) or Small Groups (Combos) or other ‘mini-courses’
11:45am - 12:50pm - Lunch
1:00pm – 2:45pm – Big Bands  or other options TBA
3:00pm – 4:25pm – Free Time/Private Lessons with our Jazz Faculty
4:30pm – 5:25pm - Jazz Track Classes  (Styles, Jazz Harmony)

Commuter Camper Fee:

Fees include: Camp Tuition, Camp T-shirt, Recreational Activities & Group Photo.
  • Tuition:  $230
  • Deposit: $50 (Due at the time of registration)
  • 1/2-hour Private Lessons (optional): $20

Camp Meal Plan (Optional)

  • Lunch Only:  $47
  • Lunch/Dinner:  $97

Optional meal plans may be added up to 12pm Wednesday, June 17. After this date the option for adding or changing meal plans will no longer be available. With evening activities planned we suggest you consider adding the lunch/dinner meal plan. All meals, except Sunday dinner, are eaten at the Food Zoo located in the Lommasson Center.  On Wednesday the campers will be going to lunch at Caras Park during Out-To-Lunch.  If your child is not participating in the optional meal plan, make sure he/she brings lunch money that day.

Resident Camper Fee:

Fees include: Camp Tuition, Room & Board, Camp T-shirt, Recreational Activities & Group Photo.
  • Tuition:  $460
  • Deposit: $100 (Due at the time of registration)
  • 1/2-hour Private Lessons (optional): $20

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received prior to 5pm, Friday, June 5 will receive a full refund of all monies paid.  Please allow 4-5 weeks for processing refunds of personal checks.  Cancellations received prior to 5pm, Friday June 12 will receive a refund less your paid deposit. After June 12, all fees paid will be forfeited.  For registration questions, please contact Kevin Griggs at (406) 370-8730 or via email at

Mail all camp forms and Payment by June 7, 2019

UM School of Music
Attn:  Kevin Griggs
32 Campus Dr
Missoula, MT  59812-7992
(406) 243-2441
Attn:  Kevin Griggs

Subject: Music Camp Forms