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[University of Wisconsin-Green Bay News Release]

For Immediate Release:

January 9, 2008

Enrollment open for UW-Green Bay 'Jazz on the Bay' summer camp

GREEN BAY-Students interested in vocal or instrumental jazz can sign up to make music at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Jazz on the Bay Camp scheduled Sunday through Saturday, June 22-28 on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Dr., Green Bay. Students wishing to perform in instrumental jazz ensemble or vocal jazz and gospel choir who will enter grades eight through 12 in fall 2008 are eligible to attend.

Students will choose either the vocal jazz and gospel track or the jazz ensemble track.

Jazz on the Bay is lead by John Salerno and Christine Salerno, who both are performers, teachers, arrangers and composers of music, clinicians, and adjudicators. John Salerno teaches saxophone, composition, and jazz-related classes and directs the Jazz Ensemble at UW-Green Bay. He also directs the annual UW-Green Bay Jazz Fest now in its 38th year. As a saxophonist, he has performed with a variety of notable groups and artists. Chris Salerno has been a vocal jazz educator for 21 years. She directs the UW-Green Bay Vocal Jazz Ensemble and the Lawrence University Jazz Singers. Three of her private jazz voice students won top awards in the 2005 Downbeat Jazz Voice-University category. She also leads her own contemporary jazz and world music group, ZIJI.

Guest faculty for Jazz on the Bay include top teachers and performers from around the state. Students will be treated to a concert featuring the instructors.

The daily schedule includes full ensemble rehearsals, instrument and voice classes, music theory, improvisation, and arranging. Combos formed in Sunday auditions will rehearse daily and perform in the Saturday morning public concert that ends the camp. Outstanding students will be selected to receive scholarships to the 2009 Jazz on the Bay camp.

Students can attend Jazz on the Bay as commuters or as residents.

The commuter fee is $279 and includes instruction and camp tee shirt. Commuters are responsible for their own daily transportation and lunches. Purchase of a meal card is one lunch option.

The resident fee of $549 also includes room and board, supervision by counselors during all non-class hours, and transportation to evening activities. A variety of evening activities is offered.

More information and registration is available online at The telephone numbers for information are (920) 465-2267 or (800) 892-2118.

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08-06 | Contact: Virginia Dell, (920) 465-2144

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