Day Camps


Summer Jazz Ensemble

Cranbrook’s long established relationship with the performing arts plus the beautiful and historic Cranbrook campus provide ample creative energy to a variety of unique summer musical programming.  World-class musicians from a broad range of disciplines are brought to Cranbrook campus to provide intensive, hands-on instruction to talented young musicians.  Small group and class sizes emphasize personal attention and maximize opportunities for the development of each student’s skills.

About the Camp

(coed, grades 6-10) Grade levels are defined as entering grades in Fall 2018.

This widely acclaimed music program offers students an opportunity to study their instruments in small groups with outstanding professional jazz musicians. This program has been highly successful in providing students with opportunities to explore the art of improvisation on their instruments as well as providing exposure to jazz band literature.
Summer Jazz Ensemble is open to all students who play "Big Band" instruments: alto, tenor and baritone saxophones, trumpet, trombone, lead and bass guitars, piano/synthesizer and drum set. Nationally recognized jazz artists and educators are available to work with the students in this ensemble. Enrollment in certain sections will be limited to a first-come first-served basis.

Ideally, students should have at least two years of experience in a band program. However, considerations can be made. Please contact us to discuss. 

UPDATE 2018: All percussion positions have been filled for both weeks.

Tuition and Fees
  • Tuition: Full (2 Weeks) $605; Half (1 Week) $380
  • Fees: Rush Enrollment if within 21 days prior to start of session $35 (one time per camper per season)
  • Option: Monthly Payment Plan 
For more information on the Schools’ camps, request information or contact Special and Summer Programs at or (248) 645-3674.

Dates, Times & Locations

Full Session
June 18 - June 29, 2018

Half Sessions
June 18 - June 22, 2018
June 25 - June 29, 2018

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School - Cranbrook
Music Building

Cranbrook Schools

·39221 Woodward ·Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304
Cranbrook Educational Community admits students and makes its services, activities, and education programs available to students without regard to sex, race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected status as required by state or federal law.

Cranbrook Schools is a private college prep boarding school located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, near Detroit, consisting of three schools; an elementary school with a private preschool, a single gender middle school with a distinct boys middle school and girls middle school, along with a co-ed college prep private boarding high school. Cranbrook is regarded as one of the top private schools in Michigan. Many of Cranbrook’s students attend top universities and colleges.

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