Do drum students need to bring a full drum set?

Drum students do not need to bring full drum sets. We do however strongly recommend that drummers bring cymbals, a hi-hat clutch and a stick bag (sticks, brushes, mallets etc). Please contact our office if you are unable to bring those items.

Do piano students need to bring a keyboard?

Piano students are not required to bring a keyboard. However, if they would like to bring a keyboard for use in their dorm room, or have a keyboard they prefer in their ensemble they are welcome to bring one.

Can I pay by check?

Yes! Payment by check is actually preferred. You can make the check out to Litchfield Performing Arts and send it to:
Litchfield Performing Arts
PO Box 69
Litchfield, CT 06759

Please note that payment (for non-scholarship students) is due June 1st. We ask that all forms be remitted then as well.

What time should we arrive on Sunday?

We recommend that students plan to arrive between 10 and 11am. This will make sure they have enough time to complete the instrumental and theory assessments and get settled into their dorm room.

When do I pick my student up?

During sessions 1, 2 and 3 the final student concerts are on Friday evening and start around 6:30pm. We will have a checkout table set up through the entire concert so students can checkout at any time, before or after performing. We post the performance schedule during the week. Students not staying for the following session must check out Friday evening.

Students of session 4 are welcome and encouraged to stay for the festival weekend. There will be times to Checkout out throughout the weekend, including Friday and Saturday. Final checkout is by 10am at the Canterbury school campus on Sunday.

Will students need spending money during the week?

If staying between sessions, students should have money for weekend trips in town. During the week extra spending money is for snacks or faculty CDs they wish to purchase. We recommend $10-30 per week of extra spending money. Meals are provided during camp and festival weekend. Laundry costs are included in tuition for weekend stays.

Are dorms separated by age?

Dorms are gender separated and loosely separated by age. Roommate assignments are always the same, or within 1 year of age where possible. Residential Assistants live with students in the dorm to help everyone out and ensure a fun and safe environment.

How do I send a package or letter to a student at camp?

Please address the package to:
Student Name c/o Litchfield Jazz Camp 101 Aspetuck Ave, New Milford, CT 06776

How do I contact Camp?

The camp office phone number is 860-210-3970 (active only during camp sessions). The nurse can be reached directly at or 860-488-3997 (active only during camp)

Do students need to buy tickets to the festival? Do parents?

Students do not need to purchase festival tickets, as this is included with tuition. Make sure students hold onto their nametags from camp as this will serve as their entry ticket at the festival grounds.

Parents do need to purchase tickets to enter the festival grounds. However, the checkout location for checking out during the festival grounds will be located near the main gate so you will not need to purchase tickets to pick up your student. During camp registration we will also have a limited time offer for parents to purchase lawn tickets at a discounted rate.

What time are the student concerts?

A student concert is given at the end of each session (Friday nights). End of session student concerts are held on campus. Click here to download a PDF map of the campus, and be sure to check the student concert schedule when it is posted to see when and where your student is performing. Click here to download driving directions to campus.
Student concert schedules will be posted in your online account for download as soon as they are available! Be sure to check back here during the week (Thursday at the latest).
Students from session 4 have the opportunity to perform at the festival on the student stage with their ensemble. Open jam sessions are held as well and students from all sessions are welcome to attend and perform. A full schedule of the festival performance times will be posted here as well prior to the festival.

Will the student concert be live-streamed?

This year we will be live-streaming the student concerts via Facebook live. This will allow parents, family and friends who are unable to attend the concert to watch online. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for details on how to access the live stream.


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