Workshops, Camps & Masterclasses

Each summer, UNT’s College of Music opens its doors to music students whose ages and levels of experience span a wide range. From elementary school students, to college graduates, students and professionals, those who want to learn more, fine tune their musical skills, or build on their knowledge of music instruction are invited to apply for the College of Music’s summer workshops, many of which offer participants the opportunity to perform in public concerts throughout the summer.

For general information about workshops, camps and masterclasses:
Phone: 940-565-4092
Fax: 940-565-2002

Mailing Address:
Attn: Anne Oncken
UNT College of Music
PO Box 311367
Denton, TX 76203-1367


Summer 2019 Camps & Workshops Schedule


Pirastro Strings Elite Soloists Program

Friday, May 24 through Friday, May 31, 2019

Instructor(s): Jeff Bradetich
The Elite Soloists Program will accept only 5 students by audition to study with Jeff Bradetich. Daily lessons and solo classes will be held in a highly individualized program. Last year’s class included participants from major orchestras and young professionals. To apply, send a CD or DVD of two different solo works to Jeff Bradetich, 1155 Union Circle #311367, Denton, TX 76203 by March 1, 2019. Thanks to the generous support of Pirastro Strings, this program offers free tuition, room and board.

Contact: Bass Camp Coordinator,

String Orchestra Day Camp (Grades 2-10)

Monday, June 10 through Friday June 14, 2019

Instructor(s): Elizabeth Chappell

Contact: Elizabeth Chappell,

To apply, click here.  To start an application, select Area, then Program from the pulldown menus on the upper left.

UNT Percussion Camps

1.) Keyboard Percussion Workshop

Monday, June 10 through Friday, June 14, 2019

2.) Marching Percussion Camp

Sunday, June 9 through Thursday, June 13, 2019

Contact: Mark Ford,

Vocal Pedagogy Workshop

Friday, June 14 through Saturday, June 15

Instructor(s): Stephen F. Austin

This year the workshop will focus on traditional voice building leading to growth and development.

For further information: 940-369-7214

To apply, click here.  To start an application, select Area, then Program from the pulldown menus on the upper left.

Flute! Repertoire and Performance Masterclass

Friday, June 14 through Sunday, June 16, 2019

Instructor(s): Mary Karen Clardy

Flute! Repertoire and Performance Masterclass is a performance class for advanced performers, and these sessions emphasize musical performance and preparation. Daily classes include warmup exercises, tone/technique development, articulation studies, interaction of performer and listener, and the master class concludes with a concert by members of the class.

Contact: Mary Karen Clardy, 940.565.3722, studio telephone,

To apply, click here.  To start an application, select Area, then Program from the pulldown menus on the upper left.

19th Annual Lynn Seaton Jazz Double Bass Workshop

Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21, 2019

The workshop will offer an intensive week of study and performance opportunities for the jazz upright bassist. Classes include bass line development bass ensembles, and daily sessions on technique. Also, participants will have an opportunity to perform with a rhythm section and be coached. Outstanding faculty concerts will be presented throughout the week. It starts with registration early Monday morning and concludes with the Friday evening Bass Bash concert where ALL the participants will perform. The Lynn Seaton Jazz Double Bass Workshop is open to advanced high school (14+), college, professional, and serious amateur bassists.

Prof. Lynn Seaton has established himself as one of the leading performers and teachers of jazz bass in the world today. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his Annual Jazz Double Bass Workshop. This intimate workshop is limited to 15 upright bass players. (The UNT Combo Workshop accepts electric and upright bass players.) These spots are first-come/first-served, and thus your spot is not fully secured until you have made your Final Payment and completed registration.  

There is more information on the UNT Jazz web page

32nd Annual Bradetich Double Bass Masterclass

Monday June 17 through Friday, June 21, 2019

Instructor(s): Jeff Bradetich and Jack Unzicker
For advanced high school and college aged bass students. Five days of intense musical training including technique, orchestral and solo playing, and bass ensembles.

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Contact: Bass Camp Coordinator,

19th Annual Beginners and Intermediate Bass Camp

Tuesday June 18 through Friday, June 21, 2019

Instructor(s): Gudrun Raschen, Jessica Valls, Carlos Gaviria
For any aged beginner or intermediate player. Lots of playing and lots of fun with the opportunity to work with some of the top teachers of young bassists.

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Contact: Bass Camp Coordinator,

Vocal Jazz Educator Seminar

Thursday, June 20 through Saturday, June 22, 2019

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Workshop Director & Contact:  Jennifer Barnes,

Drum Major and Student Leadership Camp

Thursday, June 20 through Sunday, June 23, 2019

Instructor(s): Nicholas Enrico Williams, Jeremy Spicer, Manuel Maldonado

For more information, visit

Registration contact:

Vocal Jazz Workshop

Sunday, June 23 through Friday, June 28, 2019

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Workshop Director & Contact:  Jennifer Barnes,

All State Choir Camp

Sunday, June 30 through Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Instructor(s): Jessica Nápoles, Director

For more information, click here. 

For questions, email

To apply, click here.  To start an application, select Area, then Program from the pulldown menus on the upper left.

Jazz Combo Workshop

Sunday, July 7 through Friday, July 12, 2019

Instructor(s): Mike Steinel and Davy Mooney

For more information visit

For Curriculum contact: Davy Mooney (
Registration and Housing contact: John Murphy (
For more information: 940-565-3743

UNT Summer String Institute

Session 1: Sunday, July 14 through Sunday, July 21, 2019
Session 2: Sunday, July 21 through Sunday, July 28, 2019

Director: Dr. Felix Olschofka
Associate Director: Dr. Daphne Gerling

The UNT Summer String Institute is a two-week long workshop for violinists, violists, cellists, double bassists, and pianists offering private lessons, chamber music, orchestra, clinics, and masterclasses. Students can choose only one session or attend both. For more information visit


Summer Harp Masterclass

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Instructor(s): Jaymee Haefner
The UNT Summer Harp Masterclass is a one-day harp immersion event which takes place UNT’s Voertman Hall in the College of Music.  The day includes masterclasses by Dr. Jaymee Haefner, and a performance wellness clinic by Dr. Sajid Surve. The event is appropriate for all ages and all levels of harpists, beginners through advanced players.

Contact: Jaymee Haefner, 940-565-3739,

 To apply, click here.  To start an application, select Area, then Program from the pulldown menus on the upper left.