UNO Jazz Camp featuring the Jim Widner Big Band
COVID Update: UNO Jazz Camp personnel are working closely with UNO's Office of Health Security to formulate a safe plan for the 2021 Camp. Decisions are expected to be made in March at which time registration will open. Please check this website regularly for updates or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
Make plans now to attend the 2021 Camp June 6-11!
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Click here for FAQ's about the online registration process, which will be available in early March.
Registered campers please check this website frequently for updated final camp details, audition music, and the online Jazz Camp Theory Placement Exam.
Online ticket sales for the final camp concert will be available by early May.
What to bring:
- Instruments including amps, drum kits
- Folding Music Stand
- Students will need lunch or money for lunch in the Food Court
- Students are not allowed to leave campus for lunch
Fees and Tuition
Student tuition and fees are $400 after May 15. Prior to May
- Theory Classes
- Improvisation Classes
- Group Listening
- Five concerts with the Jim Widner Big Band
A $25 group discount will be applied if 10 or more students from the same school register by May 15!
- A limited number of partial, need-based scholarships are available
- Omaha Public School students should contact their band director directly regarding a special UNOPS Jazz Camp Scholarship opportunity
- Non-OPS students should fill out this form by May 1 to be considered for scholarship assistance
Jim Widner Big Band Concerts
The Jim Widner Big Band will perform at 1:00pm Monday through Thursday. These concerts are free and open to the public.
Final Camp Concerts
The final camp concerts featuring all camp participants plus the Jim Widner Big Band will take place at 4:30pm and 7:30pm on Friday. Tickets are required. A $10 ticket is good for one or both Friday concerts. Ticket sales will be online only. Parents will be notified on which concert their child will perform on Sunday night after auditions.
Sunday, June 6
|1:30 - 5:00 P.M.||Registration and Auditions. Students will be e-mailed an exact time for their audition.|
Monday-Friday, June 7-11
|8:00 A.M.||Meeting for ALL campers in the Strauss Concert Hall (Monday Only)|
|8:30 - 9:20 A.M.||Ear Training Class|
|9:30 - 10:50 A.M.||Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal, Sectionals, or Listening Lab|
|11:00 - 11:50 A.M.||Masterclasses|
|12:00 - 12:50 P.M.||Lunch|
|1:00 - 1:50 P.M.||Jim Widner Big Band Concerts (The UNO Band will perform Friday at 1:00pm)|
|2:00 - 3:20 P.M.||Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal, Sectionals, or Listening Lab|
|3:30 - 4:30 P.M.||Improvisation Class|
|4:30 P.M.||Camp Concludes (Monday-Thursday)|
On Friday classes conclude at 3:20 P.M. and the final concerts will begin at 4:30 P.M. and 7:30 P.M.
Students will perform as the opening act for the internationally known Jim Widner Big Band in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Concert Hall at 4:30 P.M. or 7:30 P.M. on Friday, June 11. Family members, teachers and friends are encouraged to come support the students as they demonstrate their improved skills and share a concert with one of today's hottest jazz bands!