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Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp Hits 25 Years

Jazzed Magazine • News • January 17, 2013

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The Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp will celebrate its 25th anniversary as it returns to Illinois’ North Central College July 21-27, 2013.  Founded in 1989, the camp provides a unique educational experience for aspiring jazz vocalists in an intensified, one-week course of study and skills development conducted by an outstanding artist faculty of professional performing and recording artists.  The camp has been featured on the PBS national news program “The News Hour with Jim Lehrer,” HDNET-TV, WGN-TV and WTTW Channel 11 Chicago.

The camp’s international reputation draws students from all parts of the U.S. and Canada, Europe and Asia.  Daily activities include workshops in jazz improvisation, performance styles and techniques and solo performance preparation as well as artist master classes, vocal jazz history and music theory.  There are also nightly faculty artist concerts, informal student jam sessions, and a final concert featuring each participant performing with the Staff Rhythm Section.

Tuition is $650; housing and meals are available for an additional $300.  Enrollment begins March 1. Further information is available on the camp’s website,

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