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The Annual Young Jazz Artists' Music Camp

Young Sounds of Houston is a program developed through the highly acclaimed University of Houston-Downtown Civic Jazz Orchestra to create a high-quality jazz orchestra from top middle and high school musicians throughout the greater Houston metropolitan area. Young Sounds is a joint effort of UHD and the Houston Professional Musicians' Association, Local 65-699 and is endorsed by the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada.

The camp includes daily classroom instruction, ensemble playing, and private master classes by professional musicians and jazz educators. Limited partial scholarships are:


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.



Young Sounds of Houston
Robert Wilson Director, UHD Civic Music Program Camp Director


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Last updated or reviewed on 2/16/12

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