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    OUSD Summer Music Camp 2023

    The Oakland Summer Music Camp is free for current Oakland middle school music students
    who have successfully completed at least 1 year of middle school music.

    June 5-23, 2023
     Roosevelt Middle School
    8:30-2:30 Monday-Friday
    (There will be an extended day option)


    Registration is closed

    Final Performances in the Roosevelt Middle School Courtyard

    (Entrance on 20th Street near the intersection of 20th Avenue)



    Welcome to the homepage of Oakland Summer Music. Our summer program now has three distinct tracks...

    • Oakland Summer Jazz
    • The Michael Morgan Summer Strings Program
    • Everything Guitar

    We will all be together on the Roosevelt Middle School Campus. Everyone begins the day together in our outside amphitheater with morning singing, special performances, and announcements to warm us up. The rest of the day will be spent in large and small group ensembles in addition to our movement class in the jazz tradition. This summer we will have an enhanced track for high school musicians/mentors as well. We will enjoy meeting a multitude of renowned guest visitors who are experts at performing for and working with young musicians.

    There is no cost for our OUSD students! If you would like to make a donation to summer music through EBAYC, follow this link. Donations EBAYC

    In the weeks preceding camp it will be a good idea to be playing, practicing, and listening.  The more  you practise, the better the experience will be.  You also might want to check out some of the amazing jazz offerings on YouTube - search for Lee Morgan, Art Blakey, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, or any of your favorite jazz musicians.

    Jazz Learning Resources

    For questions please email randy.porter@ousd.org or fillmore.rydeen@ousd.org

    or call: 510-685-4907 or 510-842-7850

    We look forward to seeing you there!


    Randy Porter, Lead Teacher Jazz Summer Camp

    Phil Rydeen, Principal Jazz Summer Camp