THE ONLY HIGH SCHOOL RESIDENT CAMP IN THE COUNTRY SOLELY
DEDICATED TO THE STUDY AND PERFORMANCE OF LATIN JAZZ
THE ROBERTO OCASIO FOUNDATION
ROBERTO OCASIO LATIN JAZZ CAMP
Bobby Sanabria, Artistic Director/Artist-In-Residence
Case Western Reserve University
For Music Students in Grades 8-12 (incl current grads)
Requirements: Basic music background, middle-school and above level. Ability to read music.
(Background in jazz and Latin fields helpful but not required.)
Percussion, Brass, Woodwinds and All Instruments (incl piano, guitar, bass, violin);
Drumset; Afro-Cuban Percussion (incl congas, timbales, bongo, auxiliary percussion);
Brasilian percussion (incl surdo, repinique, ganza, agogo)
Students required to bring own instruments and be responsible for them.
(Exceptions TBD for large difficult-to-transport instruments.)
6 DAYS & 5 NIGHTS w/ 24-HR SUPERVISION
(By RO Foundation and CWRU Adult Counselors)
GROUP INSTRUCTION & SECTIONALS
COMBO STUDY AND JAM
PERSONAL CONSULTATION (Private instruction available)
REHEARSALS, PUBLIC CONCERT
THEORY, HARMONY, IMPROVISATION
HISTORY OF THE RHYTHMS, MUSIC, & LEGENDARY ARTISTS
EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS, CHARTS,
OFFICIAL CAMP T-SHIRT
DORM ACCOMMODATIONS and ALL MEALS
TBD – Final Application Deadline
TBD – Discounted Tuition Deadline – TBA
TBD – Full Tuition – TBA
TBD – Financial Assistance Deadline
Note: Tuition excludes airfare and other travel expenses.
The Roberto Ocasio Latin Jazz Camps
Case Western Reserve University: June 9-14, 2019, June 10-15, 2018, June 25-30, 2017, July 3-8, 2016, July 12-17, 2015; June 22-28, 2014
Cleveland State University: July 7-12, 2013; July 8-13, 2012;
Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music: July 11-16, 2011; July 11-16, 2010; July 12-17, 2009; July 8-11, 2008; July 10-13, 2007;
Lake Erie College: July 19-21, 2006 ; July 28-29, 2005
Overview & History
The Camp is an unusual summer environment for students from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds to learn the fundamentals of Latin-American rhythms and their relationship to jazz and all music. The Camp, bringing students from outside of Ohio as well as from Greater Cleveland and Northeast Ohio, is purposely set on a college campus to provide a taste of a campus-resident experience and to plant the seed and encourage the goal of college or other higher learning.
The Camp music program is designed to introduce and to broaden and enhance students’ existing skills and knowledge. Class sizes are conservative to permit significant personal attention. The agenda includes the technical aspects of playing, composition and improvisation in the various styles in Latin Jazz; the history of the continuum; and analysis of the rhythmic aspects (in particular, “la clave”). The curriculum typically includes bossa nova and Brasilian jazz as well as mambo/salsa. It is an intense packed week of study and playing—the faculty provides a daily schedule of group and individual instruction, music theory, improvisation, rehearsals, and special sessions as well as evening jam sessions with professional artists. Professional musicians and music educators also come to campus to present programs to the students. In addition to classroom and outdoor study locations, learning will include the field trip with Bobby Sanabria for students to experience the genre. Whether formal class time or informal off-hours, serious or fun, everything in the Camp schedule has a purpose relating to the music and culture and to learning and living Latin Jazz.
Latin Jazz Concert
Fulfilling its mission to community, The Foundation produces a popular free public Latin Jazz Concert associated with the Camp, which includes the genre’s most illustrative and historically significant songs performed by Camp students, faculty, and guests and directed by Artistic Director/Artist-In-Residence, Bobby Sanabria, seven-time Grammy® nominee and world-renowned Latin jazz performer and educator. The concert repertoire not only teaches the students but also educates and entertains a big audience from all cultures and parts of Greater Cleveland as well as other communities within and outside of Ohio.