Jazz Band
Jazz Band

Jazz Band at the Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha

Join Us in 2016

2016 Music for All Summer Symposium
Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
June 27 - July 2, 2016 • Leadership Weekend June 25-27

“Everyone knows you are going to have an incredible time at the MFA camp this summer! Look at the new things that the Jazz faculty have done this past year alone! I consider the teachers that work with you on a daily basis the most important element of why you should choose to go to a camp.” – Mark Buselli, Jazz Division Coordinator

The student Jazz Division at the Summer Symposium delivers techniques that can be put to immediate good use at home. Whether beginners looking to get started in playing jazz, or seasoned jazz cats wanting to get to the next level by working with the very best, the Symposium has a place for every student. Music for All's curriculum provides time with leading educators and immerses students in hands-on, experiential learning opportunities.

What Students Will Experience

  • A curriculum delivered with a collective, fine-tuned music teaching philosophy.
  • Ensemble rehearsal
  • Improvisation
  • Master classes for all instruments standard in the jazz ensemble
  • Jazz history
  • Exposure to world-class musicians

Students come away from camp with much more insight into the music, the art of performing and the art of experiencing jazz! Students meet and get to know others from across the country who share their love of music making and jazz especially. Each jazz ensemble performs in concert at the end of the week for fellow campers, family and friends on the final Saturday.

Personal Growth

Participants experience a national faculty, national standards and a safe, away-from-home collegiate campus experience. Leadership is the theme that runs throughout the camp curriculum.

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2015 Jazz Faculty

Mark Buselli

Director of Jazz Studies at Ball State University
Coordinator of the Music for All Jazz Division

Scott Belck

Trumpet, Yamaha Performing Artist
University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music
Author of Modern Flexibilities for Brass
Toured with GRAMMY  winner/funk legend Bootsy Collins

Tom Brantley

Trombone, Yamaha Performing Artist
University of South Florida
Toured England Jazz Festivals as a Jazz Trombonist
Guest artist and faculty at the Eastman School of Music

Sammy K

Drums, Yamaha Performing Artist
GRAMMY-nominated LA Drummer and Educator
DownBeat Award winner - Jazz, Pop, and Big Band categories
Played on cuts used by Disney; Dalai Lama Awakening; Monday Night Football; United Nations, and Mythbusters

Jeff Rupert

Saxophone, Yamaha Performing Artist
University of Central Florida
Tour with Kevin Mahogany and Judy Carmichael
Soloist and producer of Flying Horse Records' Do that Again!
Pegasus Distinguished Professor at the University of Central Florida

Luke Gillespie

Indiana University

Jeremy Allen

Indiana University


What do you need to bring?

  • Pair of blue jeans, white shirt and tie for your final performance.
  • Your instrument, with your name, address and school marked on the case.
  • Any necessary supplies or accessories, such as reeds, neck straps, valve oil, etc.
  • Comfortable clothes (shorts, jeans & shirts): please note that you will be in air conditioning for the majority of your day.
  • Guitar and Bass students do not need to bring amplifiers, these will be provided. However, Guitar and Bass students should bring a cable to connect their instrument to the amplifiers provided. No cables will be available for your use.
  • Please do NOT bring your own drum set. Bring sticks, brushes, a practice pad, and ride, crash and hi hat cymbals.