Central PA Friends of Jazz

The 2016 Central PA Jazz Camp will be held at Messiah College from June 15-18, 2016

Saxophonist/educator Steve Wilson will head the faculty:

The Camp will be a four day event this year and will feature a major concert on the Friday evening and the Camp concert on Saturday evening.  More details soon...

Our 2015 Camp: 


The 2015, 14th Annual Central PA Jazz Camp was held June 17-19

at Messiah College, Mechanicsburg PA (near Harrisburg)

with 87 students - our thanks to Messiah Music Department Chairman 

Dr. William Stowman for administrating our most successful Camp ever.

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2015 Camp Artist/Educators


sung ragonese


 Helen Sung - piano     Jonathan Ragonese- saxophone

Tim Thompson - brass      Kirk Reese - piano

Steve Meashey - bass       Jeff Stabley - drums   &  MORE!

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Special guest student performers / lecturers

Nazir Ebo and Immanuel Wilkins


 Hosted by Messiah College's Music Department Chairman, Dr. William Stowman, the 14th annual three day resident/commuter Central PA Jazz Camp is for students aged 10 to 21.  There is no audition required, just a desire to learn the art of improvisation.  Classes, performances and rehearsals will be held in the new High Center at Messiah College and feature studies in jazz history, master classes, theory, composition, arranging, jam sessions, ear training, and much more!  

We are very pleased to have the brilliant pianist Helen Sung, trumpeter Tim Thompson, & saxophonist Jonathan Ragonese on the faculty this year and are looking forward to having our third Camp in the beautiful High Center at Messiah College.


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The 2015 Camp Brochure :


Faculty Bios and Basic Information

2015-CAMP-BROCHURE (side A)

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Camp Schedule, Tuition

2015-CAMP BROCHURE  (side B)

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To register ONLINE with Messiah College and Secure Payment


Click HERE!!


Register via U.S. Mail with personal check  - print out this form



General Information - Accommodations: 

Resident participants will stay in Messiah College residence halls and eat their meals at the College's dining hall.

Commuters also eat in the dining hall.


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For more information:

please call 717-540-1010 or email friends@friendsofjazz.org


 Our thanks to the Olewine Family Fund for their generous underwriting of the Camp again this year

and to Penn National Insurance - The Hall Foundation -

Phoenix Design & private donors for supplying scholarships to

deserving students.



Pay for Camp Tuition with PayPal

Resident Camper - $350.00


Commuter Camper - $250.00


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There are many interested students who are unable to attend the Jazz Camp because of a lack of  financial resources.  Please give generously and help students learn about the art of jazz and improvisation!  Any amount is greatly appreciated!




The 2015 Central PA Jazz Camp will reside in the new

High Center at Messiah College - it will be a great experience for all!

Please tell your jazz loving students to plan to attend the

Jazz Camp this year!