Workshops, Camps & Masterclasses

Summer 2021 Camps & Workshops Schedule


The UNT College of Music is continuing to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and is currently not allowing minors on campus. The safety of our campers, staff, and UNT community is our top priority. A number of virtual camps/workshops will be offered (see below for details). In the event that face-to-face camps/workshops are able to be offered, we will post updates on this webpage. Thank you for your support of the UNT College of Music Camps. We are looking forward to seeing you all again when it is safe to do so.

Pirastro Strings Elite Soloists Program | TBA

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) | TBA

Instructors: Elizabeth Chappell

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


Flute! Middle School Day Camp - June 5 2021 I MOVED TO ONLINE FORMAT

Instructors: Mary Karen Clardy

Class Format (In Person/Virtual) will be determined at a later date pending CDC and UNT guidelines.

Join this fun class to develop your tone, technique, articulation, vibrato, breath control, practice routines, and sightreading skills for improved auditions and chair placements!

Contact: Mary Karen Clardy, 940.565.3722, studio telephone, mkclardy@sbcglobal.net
Apply here. To start an application, select Area, then Program from the pulldown menus on the upper left.

 


Marching Percussion Camp | TBA


Keyboard Percussion Workshop | TBA


Conductor's Collegium | ONLINE

The University of North Texas Wind Studies faculty are delighted to announce the return of the summer Conductors Collegium. More information on the Conductor's Collegium can be found here.


21st Annual Lynn Seaton Jazz Double Bass Workshop | ONLINE

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

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


34th Annual Bradetich Double Bass Masterclass | TBA

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 on the 33rd Annual Bradetich Double Bass Masterclass.

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


Vocal Jazz Educator Seminar | ONLINE

Instructors: Jennifer Barnes

More information on the Vocal Jazz Seminar

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


All State Choir Camp | CANCELLED

Instructors: Jessica Nápoles, Director

The UNT College of Music is continuing to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and is currently not allowing minors on campus. Therefore, at present we will not be offering the All State Choir Camp for Summer 2021. The safety of our campers, staff, and UNT community is our top priority. We will post updates on the website: https://choircamp.music.unt.edu  Thank you for your support of the UNT All State Choir Camp. We are looking forward to seeing you all again when it is safe to do so.

More information on the All-State Choir Camp

For questions, email allstatecamp@unt.edu.

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


Vocal Jazz Workshop | CANCELLED

Instructors: Jennifer Barnes

More information on the Vocal Jazz Workshop

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

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


Drum Major and Student Leadership Camp | TBA

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

Registration contact: info@studentsleading.org


Jazz Combo Workshop | CANCELLED

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 | TBA

Two-day Workshop for Singers and Instrumentalists

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


Davy Mooney Jazz Guitar Workshop | NOT OFFERED 2021

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 1 I TBA

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 | TBA

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.


Flute! Masterclass in Repertoire and Performance June 11-13 2021 | MOVED TO ONLINE FORMAT

Instructors: Mary Karen Clardy

Class Format (In Person/Virtual) will be determined at a later date pending CDC and UNT guidelines.

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

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


UNT International Jazz Strings Workshop | ONLINE

Open to all levels. Each day will be covering a different topic to provide the basics of improvisation on orchestral string instruments other than double bass. Includes jazz vocabulary, phrasing, ear training, bow articulations, and left-hand techniques, and solo development, as well as discussions of live performance amplification and EQ. Build your repertoire by exploring jazz standards. Participation is capped at 30, so register early.

THE WORKSHOP INCLUDES:

  • A copy of Scott Tixier's book (Source Material for Jazz String Improvisation)
  • 5 morning virtual 2-hour lectures
  • 5 afternoon virtual 2-hour group masterclasses Faculty: Scott Tixier and Special Guests. Previous guests included violinists Jean-Luc Ponty and Regina Carter

Cost: $500 USD

Contact Information: Scott.Tixier@unt.edu, jazzworkshop@unt.edu, 940-565-3743 https://jazz.unt.edu/workshops