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: 940-369-3708
Fax: 940-565-2002
Email: Sebastian.Zaberca@unt.edu

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

Summer 2020 Camps & Workshops Schedule

Pirastro Strings Elite Soloists Program

May 29, 2020 to June 5, 2020

Instructors: 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 15, 2020. Thanks to the generous support of Pirastro Strings, this program offers free tuition, room and board.

Contact: Bass Camp Coordinator, tammy@bradetichfoundation.org


String Orchestra Day Camp (Grades 2-10)

June 1, 2020 to June 5, 2020

Instructors: Elizabeth Chappell

Contact: Elizabeth Chappell, elizabeth.chappell@unt.edu

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


Marching Percussion Camp

June 7, 2020 to June 11, 2020

For more information, visit https://percussion.music.unt.edu/marching-percussion-camp

Contact: Mark Ford, mark.ford@unt.edu


Keyboard Percussion Workshop

June 8, 2020 to June 12, 2020

Conductor's Collegium

June 8, 2020 to June 19, 2020

The University of North Texas Wind Studies faculty are delighted to announce the return of the summer Conductors Collegium, hosted from June 8th through 19th, 2020 - https://windstudies.music.unt.edu/conductors-collegium


Vocal Pedagogy Workshop

June 12, 2020 to June 13, 2020

Instructors: Stephen F. Austin

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

For further information: Stephen.austin@unt.edu 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

June 12, 2020 to June 14, 2020

Instructors: 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, mkclardy@sbcglobal.net

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


20th Annual Lynn Seaton Jazz Double Bass Workshop

June 15, 2020 to June 19, 2020

Instructors: Lynn Seaton

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 https://jazz.unt.edu/doublebassworkshop

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


33rd Annual Bradetich Double Bass Masterclass

June 15, 2020 to June 19, 2020

Instructors: 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.

Click for more information.

Contact: Bass Camp Coordinator, untbasscamp@unt.edu.


Vocal Jazz Educator Seminar

June 18, 2020 to June 20, 2020

Instructors: Jennifer Barnes

For more information visit http://jazz.unt.edu/vocaljazzedseminar

Workshop Director & Contact:  Jennifer Barnes, Jennifer.Barnes@unt.edu


All State Choir Camp

June 20, 2020 to June 23, 2020

Instructors: Jessica Nápoles, Director

For more information, click here. 

For questions, email allstatecamp@unt.edu.

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


Vocal Jazz Workshop

June 21, 2020 to June 26, 2020

Instructors: Jennifer Barnes

For more information visit http://jazz.unt.edu/vocaljazzworkshop

Workshop Director & Contact:  Jennifer Barnes, Jennifer.Barnes@unt.edu

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


Drum Major and Student Leadership Camp

June 25, 2020 to June 28, 2020

For more information, visit https://www.studentsleading.org/drum-major.

Registration contact: info@studentsleading.org


Jazz Combo Workshop

July 5, 2020 to July 10, 2020

Instructors: Davey Mooney, Lynn Seaton, Alan Baylock, Philip Dizack, Quincy Davis, Dave Meder, Nick Finzer, Rob Parton, and others

For more information visit http://jazz.unt.edu/combo-workshop

For Curriculum contact: Davy Mooney (David.Mooney@unt.edu)
For more information: 940-565-3743

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


Alexander Technique

July 11, 2020 to July 12, 2020

Two-day Workshop for Singers and Instrumentalists

For more information about the workshop, contact Phyllis Richmond pgrichmondAT@gmail.com.


Davy Mooney Jazz Guitar Workshop

July 12, 2020 to July 17, 2020

Instructors: Davy Mooney

Dr. Davy Mooney is a world-renowned jazz guitarist and educator who records for Sunnyside Records and is a Benedetto Artist, and also a D'Addario artist. He brings his deep knowledge of the jazz guitar tradition, broadly defined, to the Jazz Guitar Workshop. The workshop focuses on the jazz guitar idiom, but students with backgrounds in other styles who have an interest in broadening their knowledge of jazz guitar are also welcome to attend. There is limited space in the workshop, and the spots are first-come/first-served, so register today to secure your place! First ten applicants get a D'Addario welcome pack!

You can learn more about Davy Mooney at www.davymooney.net

To apply, please visit https://app.getacceptd.com/untmusicworkshops


UNT Summer String Institute Session I

July 12, 2020 to July 19, 2020

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 http://ssi.music.unt.edu.

Contact: untssi@unt.edu

To apply, click here. To start an application, select Area of either Strings or Keyboard, then select a specific Program from the pulldown menus on the upper left.


UNT Summer String Institute Session 2

July 19, 2020 to July 26, 2020

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 http://ssi.music.unt.edu.

Contact: untssi@unt.edu

To apply, click here. To start an application, select Area of either Strings or Keyboard, then select a specific Program from the pulldown menus on the upper left.