2019 details coming soon! See 2018 information to get an idea about our advanced instrumental track.
advanced instrumental track
lead by Camila Meza
"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.
The New York Times has described her as "A bright young singer and guitarist with an ear for music of both folkloric and pop intention, Camila Meza has connected with a strong peer group since moving to New York from her native Santiago, Chile, in 2009" and adds “"Ms. Meza brings an appealing combination of lightness and depth to all the material, singing in a bright, clear voice against the agile stir of a first-rate band. Her improvising, on electric or acoustic guitar, is serious business . . ."
On Downbeat Magazine "Meza delivered pure, unaffected vocals, sung alternately in Spanish and English, that flooded the subterranean space with a genuine warmth and uplifting spirit. When she soloed on numbers like 'Para Volar,' 'Emerald' and the enchanting title track of her Sunnyside debut, Traces, it was clear that this triple threat from Santiago, Chile, had more to offer than just a beautiful voice, thoughtful lyrics and refreshing stage presence."
And All About Jazz have stated “Meza's reputation as a talented triple-threat-guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter/composer proved true . . ."