UNT Jazz Combo Workshop

The 2023 UNT Jazz Combo workshop will be held on July 9-14, 2023.

Registration is currently closed and will open on December 1, 2022 at https://app.getacceptd.com/untmusicworkshops.

2023 UNT Jazz Combo Workshop Faculty will be determined in the future.

For information about the workshop content, curriculum, or itinerary, contact Alan Baylock, (703) 967-1785; email: alan.baylock@unt.edu. For information regarding housing, meals, or payments, contact us at jazzworkshop@unt.edu.

The Jazz Combo Workshop is open to musicians of all levels (minimum age - 14) and provides comprehensive studies in jazz combo playing and improvisation. 

The curriculum includes: combo, faculty concerts (each evening), jazz history and listening, jazz theory (basic to advanced) master class instruction on bass, drums, guitar, piano, saxophone, trombone and trumpet, student concerts and student jam sessions.  

The workshop begins with registration from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, followed by a brief opening meeting and faculty concert at 3 p.m. Combo placement auditions will take place Sunday afternoon. These auditions are meant to evaluate a participant's skill level in that moment to adequately place them in a combo grouping of similarly skilled players. It is not necessary to prepare any special music for this audition, but we do recommend continuous practice of common chord changes and improvisation.

On Friday, all participants will perform in a public combo concert at the UNT Voertman Hall (parents are encouraged to attend). The performance will end no later than 5 p.m.

Registration & Fees

  • Tuition $595
  • Lodging
    • Double room (shared bath) $175 for 5 nights (Sunday, July 9 through Thursday, July 13; workshop concludes Friday night), $35 each additional night (before or after)
    • Single room (shared bath) $225 for 5 nights (Sunday, July 9 through Thursday, July 13; workshop concludes Friday night), $45 additional night each (before or after)
  • Meals $145 for 16 meal plan
    • No option for additional meals. Those who require extra nights lodging can pay cash at dining hall or go off campus (under 18 with supervision)
  • Parking on campus: $15
  • Under-18 supervision fee $35
  • Acceptd.com application fee $20

Registration policies

  • Full payment is due at the time of registration.
  • Refunds, less the processing fee determined by getacceptd.com and the credit card processor, Stripe, can be made up to one month before the workshop (June 9).
    • Between one month before the workshop (June 9) and two weeks before the workshop (June 25), refunds will be made less a $200 fee and the processing fee.
    • After June 25, 2023, no refunds will be made.
    • No refunds will be made if a participant is dismissed from the workshop for violating UNT policy or workshop rules explained on the first day of the workshop.
  • The reason for these policies and deadlines is that the number of staff who must be hired and trained varies according to the expected enrollment, which is determined by the number of participants who commit to the registration process.
  • Enrollment will be limited. Once that number of completed registrations with full payment is reached, no new applications can be started. Applicants who are at the in-progress stage because full payment has not been made constitute the waiting list. As spots open up, waiting list participants will be contacted in the order of their date of registration.

For further information about workshop registration, contact the Jazz Studies office at jazzworkshop@unt.edu.
For further information about the workshop content, contact Alan Baylock, (703) 967-1785; email: alan.baylock@unt.edu
 

For piano, guitar, bass, and drums, enrollment will be limited to 14 participants on each instrument. Once that number of completed registrations with full payment is reached, no new applications for those instruments can be started. Applicants who are at the in-progress stage because full payment has not been made will constitute the waiting list. As spots open up, waiting list participants will be contacted in the order of their date of registration.

The reason for these policies and deadlines is that the number of staff who must be hired and trained varies according to the expected enrollment, which is determined by the number of participants who commit to the registration process.

Typical Daily Schedule
9:00 - Theory/Improvisation
10:00 - Listening/Jazz History
11:00 - Combo
Noon - Lunch
1:30 - Instrumental Masterclass
3:00 - Combo
4:30 - Individual Free Time
5:00 - Supper
7:00 - Faculty Concert
8:30 to 9:50 - Student Jam Session