2018 details coming soon! See 2017 information to get an idea about our advanced instrumental track.
advanced instrumental track
lead by Michael Zilber
"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.
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.
San Francisco Bay Area based saxophonist and composer Michael Zilber is described by NEA Jazz Master David Liebman as “one of the best players and composers around anywhere. Period!” The Canadian-born ex-New Yorker, an Origin Records Recording Artist, has 11 albums to his name as a leader or co-leader, including 2015's "Live Beauty", named one of Downbeat Magazine's top CDs of that year. His current release, Originals for the Originals with New York greats David Kikoski, James Genus and Clarence Penn, is receiving major radio play and has been hailed by a number of jazz critics as his best and most personal recording. In addition, he has co-led a highly praised and recorded quartet with virtuoso guitarist John Stowell this past decade. As a sideman, among other projects, he is currently a key player/composer in the Bay Area's best big band, the ESO as well as in Erik Jekabson's Stringtet. With a Doctorate in Composition from NYU, Zilber teaches composition, advanced improvisation and ensembles at the CJC and directs the Jazzschool Advanced Workshop, named the country's best HS small group 12 of the past 14 years by Downbeat.