Central PA Friends of Jazz

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

Saxophonist/educator Steve Wilson and vibraphonist Stefon Harris will head the faculty:

The Camp will be a four day event this year and will feature a major concert on the Friday evening with guests Steve Wislon & Stefon Harris and the Camp's Student Concert on Saturday evening. 

Central PA Friends of Jazz - Jazz Camp from Jason Fifield on Vimeo.

Our 2015 Camp Photo: 


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

with 87 students attending - our thanks to Messiah Music Department Chairman 

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

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2016 Camp Artist/Educators


 Steve Wilson - sax     Stefon Harris - vibes

Paul Bratcher - piano   Kirk Reese - piano

Steve Meashey - bass       Jeff Stabley - drums   &  MORE!

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 Hosted by Messiah College's Music Department Chairman, Dr. William Stowman, the 15th annual  resident/commuter Central PA Jazz Camp is for students aged 10 to 21.  This year the camp will be 4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS  and feature a major concert on Friday evening with our guest educators Stefon Harris and Steve Wilson  

There is no audition required to attend the camp, just a desire to learn the art of improvisation. Students of all instruments and voices are welcomed.  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 artist/educators Steve Wilson & Stefon Harris heading the faculty this year and are looking forward to having our fourth Camp in the beautiful High Center at Messiah College.  

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The 2016 Camp Brochure :

Faculty Bios 

2016-CAMP-BROCHURE (side A)

Camp Schedule, Tuition

2016-CAMP BROCHURE  (side B)

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To register ONLINE with Messiah College and Secure Payment

Click HERE!!



To 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 -

& private donors for supplying scholarships to deserving students.

Please join these contributors in supporting our annual Camp!  (see below)


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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!

Go To Our Online Store and click on the Jazz Camp Fund

To donate using your PayPal Account - click on the donate button below.




The 2016 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!