International Student Musician Exchange Program between Bordeaux, France & Houston, Texas
The camp includes daily classroom instruction, ensemble playing, and private master classes by professional musicians and jazz educators.
Limited partial scholarships are provided by:
- University of Houston-Downtown
- Houston Professional Musicians Association – Local 65-699
- Commission on Black Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas
- The Kemah Boardwalk
- Applicants must be between the ages of thirteen (13) and nineteen (19).
- Applicants must pass a music reading and/or improvisation audition.
- Applicants must agree to regularly attend rehearsals and performances.
- Note: Applicants who are enrolled in a secondary school music program will be allowed to give that program precedence over Young Sounds’ functions. Young Sounds is intended to compliment rather conflict with existing music programs.
Benefits to Participants
- Participants will receive professional training while being associated with the University’s Civic Jazz Orchestra, top quality professional musicians, and the world’s largest organization of professional performers.
- Participants will perform concerts throughout the area. Some concerts will feature nationally and internationally known guest soloists such as Clark Terry, Kirk Whalum, Tony Campise, and Marvin Stamm. Previous performances include the Texas Jazz Festival in Corpus Christi, the Annual Kemah Boardwalk Jazz Festival and the bi-yearly International Musicians’ Association meeting in Las Vegas.
- Participants will have an opportunity to participate in intensive rehearsal and clinic sessions with top professional musicians.
More information: www.uhd.edu/academic/colleges/humanities/arts_humanities
Report from Musique de Nuit, Bordeaux – in French only