UNT Jazz Combo Workshop

Registration for the 31st Annual UNT Jazz Combo Workshop at The University of North Texas is now open at https://app.getacceptd.com/untmusicworkshops.

July 14-19, 2024

For information about the workshop content, curriculum, or itinerary, contact Alan Baylock, alan.baylock@unt.edu. For general camp questions, email music.camps@unt.edu or call 940-369-6541.

Faculty will be announced soon!

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 jazz theory and improvisation (basic to advanced); jazz history and listening (basic to advanced); jazz combo rehearsals; master class instruction on bass, drums, guitar, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, vibraphone, and violin; faculty concerts (each evening); and student concerts and 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. Combo placement auditions will also 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 (family and friends are encouraged to attend). The performance will end no later than 5 p.m.

TUITION & FEES

  • Tuition - $675 (includes workshop t-shirt)
  • Lodging - Participants lodging on campus will arrive Sunday, July 14 and depart Friday, July 19
    • MINORS: Double room w/ shared bath - $200 for 5 nights (July 14-July 18; workshop concludes Friday night)
      • $50 additional night each (July 13 and/ or July 19)
    • ADULTS: Single room w/ shared bath - $250 for 5 nights (July 14-July 18; workshop concludes Friday night)
      • $60 additional night each (July 13 and/or July 19)
  • Meals $150 for 16 meal plan
    • No option for additional meals. Those who require extra nights lodging can pay cash or card at dining hall or go off campus (under 18 with supervision)
  • Parking on campus - $15
  • Under-18 supervision fee - $40 (only for minors residing on campus)
  • Non-refundable application fee - $30

REGISTRATION & REFUND POLICIES

  • Full payment is due at the time of registration.
  • Refunds requested by June 14, 2024 will be honored less a processing fee (2.9% of total paid + $0.30) and the $30 non-refundable application fee.
  • Refunds requested by June 30, 2024 will be honored less a $200 administrative fee, a processing fee (2.9% of total paid + $0.30), and the $30 non-refundable application fee.
    • We are unable to process refunds requested after June 30, 2024.
    • No refunds will be made should a participant be dismissed from the workshop for violating UNT policy or workshop rules provided 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 piano, guitar, bass, and drums, enrollment will be limited to 15 participants on each instrumentAdditional instruments may also be limited at any time throughout the registration window based on the number of applications received. 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.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

  • June 10, 2024

TYPICAL DAILY SCHEDULE
9:00am - Theory/Improvisation
10:00am - Listening/Jazz History
11:00am - Combo
12:00pm - Lunch
1:30pm - Instrumental Masterclass
3:00pm - Combo
5:30pm - Dinner
7:00pm - Faculty Concert
8:30 to 9:50pm - Student Jam Session

**We are currently full for drums, guitar, piano, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, and trumpet for summer 2024. Please email music.camps@unt.edu to be placed on the waitlist.

Additional questions? Please contact music.camps@unt.edu or (940) 369-6541.