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Jazz Improv 2024

Grades 9-Early College
 June 16-22, 2024- 7 days 
Price $945


20% off pay-in-full by March 20th

15% off #ShareArrowbear Discount during April (grace period through May 4th)


10% off with $100 deposit until May 15th


5% off with $100 deposit until June 1st

Sibling and Multiple Session discount-

deduct 20% off the second session of equal or lesser cost

(no deadline for this discount) 


Any remaining session balances must be paid by June 9th


~One discount may be used per session~


Work on effectively creating melodic lines for a given chord structure. 

Open to All instruments.

This session will focus on learning how to play jazz tunes in many styles, with effective strategies for soloing. An extensive jazz background is not required, however basic knowledge of the major scales is recommended. Varying levels of experience will be accommodated; campers will be able to work at their level and progress from there.

Our music staff is made up of professional performers and educators.

Dorms are supervised by 1-2 live-in adult staff members for each sleeping area, and all other camp activities are supervised by additional staff at a ratio of 1 to 12.

Campers are involved with activity leadership and planning.


Objectives for all Arrowbear sessions include:

-Preparing an impressive final concert that involves the whole camp.

-Ending the session with all camp participants knowing, respecting, and supporting each other.


Our methods to reach these goals incorporate:

-An age appropriate session structure.

-Filling our non-musical time with interactive group experiences to help widespread bonding of campers.

-Intercepting ridicule.

-Activities designed to build acceptance and affectionate regard where no one is left out.  

-Supporting the entire camp session becoming friends.

-Encouraging stewardship of our natural surroundings.

2024 Music Staff

Doug Carter

Pianist, keyboardist, composer, educator

Jimmy Emerzian

Saxophonist, Composer, Arranger, Educator


Jacob Wendt
Drummer, Composer, Arranger, Educator

Past Music Staff Has included:

Chris Stevens

Percussionist, Educator at Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Jazz, Music Theory, and Marching Band, Past President of California Alliance for Jazz

Drew Zaremba

Composer, saxophones

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