Juilliard in Aiken is coming in early this year, bringing along some outreach programs and concerts for the community.
Next week, students ages 13 to 18, will work with Juilliard Jazz students and faculty on their techniques and performance skills and styles.
They will then come together with the faculty for a concert at the USC Aiken Etherredge Center on June 14 at 7 p.m.
“Having the campers present a public concert at the end of the Jazz Camp allows them to use the performance skills they just learned and gives them more confidence about playing. At the same time, it gives the entire community a chance to be part of the Jazz Camp and to appreciate why it’s important for Aiken to host it,” said Janice Jennings, Juilliard in Aiken advertising, publicity and promotions committee chair.
On Tuesday at 7 p.m., the faculty and USC Aiken Jazz Band will do a concert, as well. The program “Jazz Under the Stars” will be held at the Etherredge Center.
Both are free and open to the public.
This year, the camp will be held in only four other places in the nation.
“We encourage everyone to come out, enjoy some exceptional music and support these talented, hardworking young people,” Dee Crawford, Jazz Camp committee chair, said in a release. “The camp is such a great thing, both for them and for the community. We want to show them that we’re behind them in every way.”
The camps are held at USCA, 471 University Parkway.
For more information, visit www.juilliardinaiken.com or call 803-648-1438.
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