COTA CAMPJAZZ - June 25 to July 02, 2017
Camp was awesome! Click here, here, or here for photos and video!

  • Camp Jazz
  • Camp Jazz
  • Camp Jazz
  • Camp Jazz
  • Camp Jazz
  • Camp Jazz
  • World class jazz instruction...
  • Lively, fun learning experiences...
  • Individual attention....
  • Unique experiences...
  • Meaningful and fun learning...
  • COTA CampJazz!

 COTA CampJazz is supported by The Castle Inn, the Deer Head Inn,
East Stroudsburg University, The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain,
and community members like you. Click here to support Camp Jazz.


  • Bill Warfield - Trumpet

  • Sam Burtis - Trombone

  • Jay Rattman - Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute

  • Brenda Earle - Piano and Voice

  • Evan Gregor - Bass

  • Spencer Reed - Guitar

  • Dr. Sherrie Maricle - Drums

  • Kent Heckman - Red Rock Recording

COTA Camp Jazz embraces all instrumental and vocal learners age 12 and up. Applicants can apply at the beginner, intermediate, or advanced level. Every day, campers will receive focused instruction as they rehearse in combos and study improvisation, theory, ear-training, history and more. Campers also have the option to participate in jam sessions, take private lessons, and choose from a variety of special electives such as composition, arranging, technology, and music business.Throughout the week, our world-class faculty and special guests will be presenting master classes and offering in-depth Q & A's on "all things jazz." Camp Jazz culminates on Saturday with each combo recording at the renowned Red Rock Recording Studio, followed on Sunday by our "COTA Camp Jazz Presents" performance, featuring all camp combos and special guests.

Master Classes:

  • Monday - Bob Dorough - Performance

  • Tuesday - Dave Liebman - Transcription

  • Wednesday - Bobby Avey - Composition

  • Thursday - Dr. Matt Vashlishan - Al Cohn Memorial Jazz Collection

  • Friday - Marko Marcinko - Latin Jazz

Historic Delaware Water Gap, PA Campus:

  • Deer Head Inn (the oldest continuously running jazz club in the country)

  • The Castle Inn

  • Red Rock Recording Studio

  • Al Cohn Memorial Jazz Collection at East Stroudsburg University's Kemp Library

Tuition, Room & Board:

  • The CampJazz registration period is closed for 2017.
  • The Scholarship deadline for 2017 has passed.
  • Housing is no longer available for the 2017 camp.