Mon, July 29th-Sun, August 4th, 2024

Held at the University of Vermont, Burlington


For instrumentalists and vocalists.

The Value of Jazz Camp's Immersive Learning 

RBH Jazz Camp: Vermont provides a unique immersive experience. Participants learn from world-renowned faculty–including Roni Ben-Hur, Sheila Jordan, and many more–while also building relationships with them and each other, elements key to the Jazz art form. Participants are placed in bands, overseen by a star faculty band leader, with whom they practice throughout the week culminating in a final performance for the community before the week’s end. Band leaders–who are both decorated performers and dedicated educators–also offer individual coaching and instruction, listening sessions and lectures, and nightly performances. This weeklong intensive is designed to promote rapid-paced skill development within an incredibly supportive community of people who love to learn, and most importantly, who deeply love music. 

Programs and Activities

Programs and activities include: 

- Daily ensemble workshops in Jazz, Latin Jazz and Samba Jazz

- Daily vocal workshops

- Daily instrument-specific masterclasses, including a rhythm section workshop for vocalists

- Evening performances by faculty

- Nightly jam sessions

During spare time, participants may enjoy exploring nearby nature paths, lakes and beaches, and visits to town to enjoy local eateries and shopping


Daily Schedule


9-10am: Jazz Ensemble 

10-11: Latin jazz Ensemble

11am-12pm: Samba Jazz Ensemble

12-1: LUNCH

1-2pm: Bop Ensemble

2:15-3:45: Instrumental Masterclasses (piano, reeds, drums, bass and guitar)

3:45-5:30: Rest Hour/Opportunity to explore the beautiful campus grounds and town

5:30-7: DINNER

8pm: Faculty Concert (rotation of performances by the jazz masters)

9pm-12am: Jam Session (for all participants and faculty) 



9-12am: Vocal Workshop with Sheila Jordan & Ray Gallon

12-1pm: LUNCH

1-2:30pm: Rest Hour/Opportunity to explore the beautiful campus grounds and town

2:30-5pm: Rhythm Section Masterclass with Sheila Jordan (and a rhythm section)

5:30-7: DINNER

8pm: Faculty Concert (rotation of performances by the jazz masters)

9pm-12am: Jam Session (for all participants and faculty)


2024 Tuition

This all-inclusive experience is $1960, covering all workshops, a private room, and 3 meals a day.

Dietary accommodations can be arranged. Transportation to and from jazz camp is the participant’s responsibility, but organized in collaboration with the broader group.

Option to secure your own accommodations off-campus for a reduced price.

UVM's Facilities

Accommodations for RBH Jazz Camp Vermont include air conditioned private rooms, most with a private bathroom. The classrooms where participants will spend their days studying are spacious and fully equipped for our various sessions. Nightly jam sessions and faculty performances will take place in our dorm building, making it easy for folks to pop in and out throughout the evening as they wish.

More About Burlington

“It’s easy to find quick outdoor escape right in the city [of Burlington]. Lake Champlain (1 mile from the UVM campus) boasts a beautiful waterfront park, 12-mile bike path along its shoreline, and 3 sand beaches with stunning views. More bike routes and nature trails weave in and around the city.”

“Burlington gets national attention for its music and food scenes–both are Vermont fresh and often accented by the city’s rich ethnic diversity.”

“At the heart of all is Church Street, a pedestrian marketplace featuring brand-names…along with local outfitters and boutiques. Food carts, outdoor eateries, street performers, yoga studios, tea houses and coffee shops–they all contribute to the independent urban vibe you’ve heard about. The city’s many theaters feature local talent along with acts from Broadway and other world stages, while our many studios and galleries leave no question why Burlington is revered for its creative culture.”

From UVM's website: www.uvm.edu