• Loved every minute of it. Definitely coming back next year. I have found a new tribe!
    — Letitia Burton

  • It was amazing! Possibly the best musical/social experience of my life.
    — Erik Deutch

  • Loved every minute of it. Definitely coming back next year. I have found a new tribe!
    — Letitia Burton

  • It was amazing! Possibly the best musical/social experience of my life.
    — Erik Deutch



advanced instrumental track

lead by Ingrid Jensen

"Invest yourself in everything you do. There's fun in being serious."
                                                     — John Coltrane


This 2-hour group intensive offers advanced students a week-long opportunity to study and play together under the tutelage of our esteemed Artist in Residence.

Designed for a maximum of 12 instrumentalists, this program provides advance instruction in a focused immersive setting. The Advanced Instrumental Track culminates with a performance on the last Saturday of camp.

Daily Schedule:
3-4: Master Class
4:15-5:15: Each class conducted by a different faculty member each day

Note: If accepted into this program you may not join a combo, however you are welcome to audition/join the Piano Intensive.

In some cases there will be more than one student per instrument.
All instruments welcome.

About the Audition:
Attend the audition for your instrument and let the auditioners know you would like to be considered for the Adv Instrumental Track. We will be choosing the most advanced players.

Ingrid Jensen

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Born in Vancouver and raised in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Ingrid Jensen has been hailed as one of the most gifted trumpeters of her generation. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 1989, she went on to record three highly acclaimed CDs for the ENJA record label, soon becoming one of the most in-demand players on the global jazz scene. After playing and teaching in Europe in the early 90's, Ingrid settled in New York City where she joined the Grammy-nominated and winning big bands of Maria Schneider and Darcy James Argue, as well as leading her own quintet, quartet and organ trio. Most recently Ingrid has been performing with the Grammy-winning Terri-Lyne Carrington and her Mosaic project, and the Juno-award winning Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra. 

Jensen is a dedicated jazz educator, having taught trumpet at both the University of Michigan and Peabody Conservatory and filling guest artist positions with prestigious University and professional big bands around the world. She was the youngest professor in the history of the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz, Austria, where she served as trumpet professor in the jazz department in her early twenties. She is currently on faculty at the Manhattan School of Music and Purchase College of Music, both in New York.

Some of her many performances and recordings include playing with Clark Terry, Bob Berg, Esperanza Spaulding, Lionel Hampton, George Garzone, Geoffrey Keezer, Geri Allen, Corrine Bailey Ray (on Saturday Night Live), Jeff "Tain" Watts, Gary Thomas, Dianne Reeves, Branford Marsalis, Sarah Mclachlan, the Stockholm Jazz Orchestra, Carnegie Hall with the New York Women’s Orchestra and Rufus Reid’s Quiet Pride project.

Guest artist visits over the past ten years have included some the following prestigious Universities and Colleges: Berklee College of Music, Dartmouth College, Lawrence University, University of New Mexico, Colorado State University, University of Oregon, Temple University, Paris Conservatory, BYU University in Utah, USC and more.

Ingrid has been a regular guest director with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, serving as mentor and leader of the all-star high school groups which tour the US on jazz outreach missions. The most recent tour included a performance in Mississippi with the legendary Herbie Hancock and a humbling visit to the many inner-city schools in the area.

Summer guest teaching stints include the Centrum Jazz Workshop, The Dave Brubeck Institute, The Maryland Summer Jazz seminar, the Banff Jazz Workshop and the NYSF summer camp in upstate New York.

See Youtube (Ingrid Jensen + trumpet) for recent live productions and interviews, and www.ingridjensen.com for more touring dates and other information.