Jazz Combo Camp

UNI Jazz Combo Camp will be held June 16-21, 2024.

This will be a week-long exploration of jazz music for high school students, including performances, workshops, jam sessions, master classes and more, offering a curriculum that covers jazz style, improvisation, theory, ear training, and performance through daily combo rehearsals and two concerts.

The camp is intended for high school students, those going into 10th grade and above, and instructors.

Cost for the week for a resident camper (staying with us on campus) is $600 and includes an air-conditioned dorm room, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Cost for commuters is $450 and includes lunch and dinner. An early bird discount of $25 off is available for those who register prior to May 1st! 


  • Combo rehearsals (2 each day)
  • Masterclasses with an artist on your instrument
  • Ear training/transcription classes
  • Theory classes
  • Jam sessions
  • Nightly concerts

Registration Information

Registration Deadline: June 1, 2024

Mailing Address:
Jazz Combo Camp
University of Northern Iowa
115 Russell Hall
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0246

Fax:  319-273-7470

Questions? Call 319-273-2024

Students are advised to register on one instrument only. This should be the instrument on which they feel most comfortable. Students registering on more than one instrument will be placed on an instrument according to instrumentation needs of the camp. Once placed, students will NOT have the option of changing instruments.

You must be checked into camp by 4 p.m. Sunday, June 16. If not you will be placed in the least experienced combo group. Drummers MUST provide their own drums. Guitarists and bassists MUST provide their own amplifiers and cable. If you play a bari sax, bring a bari with you.

Due to the nature of the camp, slots for each instrument are limited. Several instruments fill up quickly, particularly saxophone. ALL slots will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Register early to insure a place.