SXU-Southside "Virtual" Summer Jazz Camp

Monday through Friday, July 13-17, 2020

Group chat, Google Hangouts, and other forms of digital communication

Saint Xavier University is pleased to announce its Fifth Annual SXU-Southside Summer Jazz Camp will still happen this summer, running from July 13-17, 2020 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Due to COVID-19, this year's jazz camp will be hosted entirely in a digital format, providing students with access to daily workshops, lessons, masterclasses and even participate in our "virtual" ensemble and online concert all from the safety of their homes.

The camp is open to students in grades 6-12. The SXU-Southside Summer Jazz Camp provides students with the opportunity to learn from and work with an outstanding group of jazz educators who are dedicated to helping them gain their confidence and improve on their abilities as section players, improvisers and sight-readers.

The SXU-Southside Summer Jazz Camp is open to students of all levels of experience regardless of whether they are new to jazz or looking to expand their horizons. This year, all students will participate through various forms of digital communication with our camp educators and clinicians. Students will have new material everyday to practice and share throughout the week.

We recommend that all students have access to either a computer, tablet or other device that can reliably view the material that will be posted each day. Students will also be asked to record themselves each day and upload or email their content to our faculty. This can be via phone, computer, or other devices with a working camera and microphone.

The SXU-Southside Summer Jazz Camp welcomes students of all instruments, including trumpet, trombone, saxophone, piano, string bass, guitar, vibraphone and drums.

This is unknown territory, but we are dedicated and motivated to give the students the best jazz experience possible!


The cost of attending the camp is $25 per student. This will include a T-shirt that will be mailed to each camper to wear for their final virtual concert performance.

Register by using the form below. Any questions can be sent to

Refund Policy

Cancellations made 14 days prior to the camp start date will receive a refund less a 25% administrative fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations received less than 14 days prior to the camp start date. In the event the camp is canceled by SXU, a full refund will be provided. In order to request a refund, please send an email with the subject line "Refund Request" to