Boston Northshore

Brazilian/Jazz Immersion

Under the direction of master Jazz and Brazilian vocal artists and musicians, our vocal program seamlessly integrates Jazz and Brazilian repertoire.  Students are encouraged to bring tunes they want to dig into, and to select new repertoire they'd like to explore.  Working towards our end-of-week performance, the vocal program integrates:


  • Group & individual coaching with focus on song interpretation and phrasing

  • Technique and intonation 

  • Scat singing 

  • Jazz Harmony / Theory for Vocalists 

  • Chart Development / Arranging

  • Percussion for Vocalists

  • Vocal / Instrumental Collaboration 

  • Portuguese pronunciation (for those opting to sing  in Portuguese) 

In this context, students will have opportunities to rehearse with faculty accompanist, faculty rhythm section, as well as participating instrumentalists in trios, combos, etc.


Faculty - Boston Northshore

Our Summer 2023 faculty will be announced late Fall 2022.  Faculty in previous years have included such luminaries as:


Overview of the Week

SMJ Website Photo - VOCAL Group w Joyce
SMJ Website Photo - VOCAL Group w Joyce

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Our week typically begins on a Sunday wth afternoon registration followed by dinner, and our Meet & Greet / Faculty Presentation.  Our daily schedule has a built-in mid-day break for relaxing, practicing, private lessons, swimming, biking, etc..  Evenings include faculty-led jams with teachers joining in to add to the fun.    Highlights include our SMJ Cabaret/Jam (teachers join in), Faculty Performance, and of course, our student concert.   Program activities culminate on Friday.   On-campus check-out is the following (Saturday) morning.


Our schedule is designed to allow exchange of faculty between instrumental and vocal program. 

Lodging & Meals

Boston Northshore
Boston Northshore

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On-campus lodging is available in the Hawthorne Residence Hall. Constructed in 2008, it is comprised of apartment-like ‘pods’ – each with a living area, kitchen,  bathroom. While bedrooms are doubles, they can be used as a single. In each unit there is double/sink vanity outside the bathroom. Linens and towels are not provided.  


On-campus lodging fees include meals which begin with Monday dinner and end with Saturday breakfast.  Participants can select standard, pescatarian or vegan fare.  Accommodations can be made for dietary restrictions and allergies. 



The Wylie Inn and Conference Center, a 5-minute walk, is directly across the road.  B&Bs, motels, hotels and Airbnb’s are also available in Beverly, and nearby towns on the North Shore (i.e., Salem and Manchester-by-the Sea) for those who prefer to stay off campus.  


If you stay off campus, you have the option of signing up for lunches and/or other meals prior to program start.


Fees & Policies




We offer packages that include tuition, 6 nights lodging,  and meals from Sunday dinner through and including Saturday breakfast. ​

  • Double Room: $TBA 

  • Single Room:  $TBA


SMJ typically offers discounts for early bird registration and referrals. 

A limited number of partial scholarships / financial aid are available based on merit and financial need.  



 50% upon registration  

 *feel free to inquire about installment plan 


  • Zelle 

  • Venmo (no fee if drawn from your bank account or debit card) 

  • Credit Card (2.9% surcharge) 

  • Check 



Our program is a small program. In light of this, in the event you are unable to attend you have the option of applying your payment to next year’s camp (excluding lodging/meals) or to find a sub to fill your reserved music spot and your lodging/meal reservation.  



Proof of vaccination and booster updates must be submitted prior to attendance.  Completion of registration and payment will confirm that registrant agrees to follow Covid-related policies of both Endicott College  and Samba Meets Jazz Workshops.



Endicott College, Beverly, MA

College of the Atlantic
College of the Atlantic

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Boston Northshore
Boston Northshore

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Endicott College, Beverly, MA

Situated on the Atlantic Ocean, Endicott boasts a beautiful and walkable campus.  Our sessions will be held in the Mannin Center for the Arts.  A modern state of the art facility for arts education, it is  a stunning structure inside and out.  We’ll have use of its concert hall, classrooms, and 5 piano practice rooms,  from 8:30am to 11:00pm.   


When we’re not in the Arts Center, we’ll have free access to the school’s modern gymnasium and beach across the road. 

About Boston Northshore Area

Singing Beach -  Manchester By The Sea
Singing Beach - Manchester By The Sea

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Singing Beach -  Manchester By The Sea

Endicott College is located just outside the town of Beverly, Massachusetts, which is 16 miles north of Boston.  It is one of several seaside resort towns located on Boston’s North Shore, often referred to as Boston’s “Gold Coast,” including:  Marblehead, Rockport, Glouster, and Newbury Port.   


The college sits adjacent to three of Beverly”s sandiest and most pleasant beaches. These are bayside beaches, great for sunning and splashing, but not roaring with surf.  



Getting To & From


Endicott College 

376 Hale Street

Beverly, MA 01915


Beverly, MA is easily reached via plane, train or bus to BOSTON.  From Boston, options are to take taxi/uber to the College or the T-Line Train to Beverly, where you can grab a taxi.


Getting Around Campus & the Area 


Endicott is a very walkable campus.  If driving to, or on campus, there is parking at the Arts Center, dining hall and our dorms. The town of Beverly is a 5-minute car ride from our campus.  Taxis are easily available, but it’s always easy to get a ride.