Students in the City Verses Summer Camp will participate in up to 4 hours of workshop/lecture-style sessions Monday–Friday, and a final share of their work on Saturday, July 30, 2022.

Week 1:
Introduction to the cross-disciplinary collaborative process of creating jazz poetry. The majority of the time will be spent with faculty and students in their specific discipline (jazz or poetry), learning the foundations of composition such as melody, harmony, rhythm, imagery, within each genre. Students who choose the hybrid track collaborate starting in the first week

Week 2:
Students will be paired in small groups to explore and create their own original work, guided by faculty.

At the end of each week, students will be invited to participate in a casual, open-mic style performance among their peers and instructors.

City Verses Summer Camp Timeline:
Timeline subject to change due to the COVID-19 outbreak

June 19, 2022: Registration due
July 18, 2022: Orientation
July 18 – 29, 2022:
Full camp
July 30, 2022:
City Verses Culminating Performance at Rutgers-Newark University