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Milt Hinton Institute for Studio Bass - NJPAC Arts Education

It’s all bass, all the time at the Hinton Institute

Dive into an immersive week of master classes, performances, small ensemble work, studio sessions, lectures and workshops on the Montclair State University campus. Explore jazz, classical, early music, slap, Latin and electric in a non-competitive environment. Learn from some of the planet’s best bass players on our acclaimed faculty. Trade tips and techniques with other student musicians. Find your people — the ones who inspire you, motivate you and will be your creative community for years to come. Leave at the end of the week with a greater love of music and a deeper understanding of your place within it.

About Milt Hinton
This program is named in honor of the legendary jazz bassist, a prolific performer and studio musician whose long career intersected with countless greats, including Louis Armstrong, Pearl Bailey, Cab Calloway, Diahann Carroll, Sam Cooke, Bing Crosby, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand. (Just to name a few.)

Application qualifications:

• Bass players ages 14 – 18
• All levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced)
• All genres (jazz, classical and more)
• Tuition is $1250
• Application deadline: June 7, 2024
• Faculty to be announced.
• For more information, contact

Camp Type: Sleepaway / Overnight Camp, Performing Arts, Music

Visit our booth at the 2024 NJ Camp Fairs:

  • Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit (Sat, Jan 20, 2024, 12-3PM)
  • Livingston Mall, Livingston (Sat, Jan 27, 2024, 12-3PM)
  • Bergen Town Center, Paramus (Sat, Feb 3, 2024, 12-3PM)
  • Montclair Art Museum, Montclair (Sun, Feb 4, 2024, 12-3PM)



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