The UCSD Jazz Camp is designed for students ages 14 to Adult.

We require students to have developed a minimum of an intermediate level of proficiency on their instruments, and to have had some prior experience with performing jazz. To demonstrate proficiency, students are required to submit YouTube videos along with their applications.

Prior to attending Jazz Camp, students who have been admitted to the program will participate in live Placement Auditions. Following these auditions, students are organized into two levels, either Intermediate or Advanced, for most camp segments. Placement is based not on age but on level of musical proficiency and student interest in particular styles of jazz.