July 8 - July 14

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Schedule

Move in: Sunday, July 7 from 9am – 12pm

All Program Check-in:  Monday, July 8 at 8 am

Monday – Friday: 9am – 9pm

Move out: Saturday, July 15 from 9am – 12pm

Tuition 2018

Holiday Early Week Tuition: $1400

Early Bird Week Tuition: 

  • New Student – $1595
  • Returning Student – $1495

Regular Week Tuition:

  • New Student – $1745
  • Regular Student – $1645

Deposit Deadline: June 1

Deposit: $300 (included in tuition)

Evening Activity: $50 (included in tuition)

Dorm & Meal Plan: 

     $750 per week | 4 occupancy room including meal plan

     $900 per week | 2 occupancy room including meal plan

     *Must cancel by June 1

Typical Day

Residential Program Attendees: Breakfast then shuttle

Instrument Specific Master Class: 9 am – 11 am

Big Band rehearsal #1: 11 am -12 pm

Lunch: on campus

Big Band rehearsal #2: 1:30 pm – 3 pm

Combo & Improv: 3 pm – 5 pm

Dinner: 5 pm – 6:30 pm

Evening Concert: 7 pm – 9 pm


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Gordon Goodwin

Having amassed 21 Grammy nominations, four statues and three Emmy wins, Gordon Goodwin is the most decorated big band leader in the 21st century. He is leader of Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, an internationally known ensemble with a reputation as one of the most exciting large ensembles in jazz.

The BPB has released seven critically acclaimed records, its most recent being Life in the Bubble, which garnered four Grammy Nominations, and won the Grammy for “Best Large Ensemble Album.”

Gordon’s composing for film and television has garnered him three Emmy Awards. He has written and worked with artists like Ray Charles, Christina Aguilera, Johnny Mathis, John Williams, Natalie Cole, David Foster, Sarah Vaughan, Mel Torme, and Quincy Jones, to name a few. His charts are played all over the world, and along with his method books and CDs, have been a robust source of inspiration and learning for thousands of young musicians.

Goodwin is the host of a popular new radio program called “Phat Tracks with Gordon Goodwin,” airing weekends on KJAZZ, America’s jazz and blues station. His newest recording “An Elusive Man” is due for release in fall 2016.


Faculty 2017

Saxes

Eric Marienthal

Sal Lozano

Brian Scanlon

Jeff Driskill

Jay Mason

Trumpets

Wayne Bergeron

Dan Fornero

Dan Savant

Trombones

Andy Martin

Charlie Morillas

Francisco Torres

Craig Gosnell

Bass

Kevin Axt

Guitar

Andrew Synowiec

Percussion

Joey DeLeon

Drums

Ray Brinker

Piano

Gordon Goodwin


There are three really good ways to get better as a musician.

One is to practice a lot, all day, and every day. That’ll do it.

Another is to get yourself a really good teacher, someone who challenges you and inspires you.

Another way is to play with people that are better than you are.

We can’t help you with suggestion 1, you pretty much have to commit to that one on your own. But we might be able to help with suggestions 2 and 3.  Because in July of 2018 Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat  Camp is coming to the Los Angeles College of Music, and we want you to be a part of it! You will be able to learn about jazz up close and personal with the members of the Grammy-winning Big Phat Band.  You’ll get valuable advice from master musicians like Wayne Bergeron, Eric Marienthal, Andy Martin and all the amazing musicians in the BPB. We’ll be covering big band ensemble concepts, improvisation and combo playing, instrument master classes, career advice and more. Plus, every night you’ll enjoy a private concert from some of best musicians that Los Angeles has to offer, including the Little Phat Band and the Big Phat Band. This is a valuable opportunity to grow as a musician, meet new friends and rub elbows with some of the best musicians in the world. What’s not to like! Slots for this awesome camp are limited so don’t delay! See you in July at Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Camp!

Application & Audition Guidelines


Application

Choose your instrument and level below. The level you choose should be the level you feel most comfortable playing and will be used for ensemble placement. Recordings do not need to be professional but should be a visual of the student playing. Don’t forget to include your headshot!