UNT International Jazz Strings Workshop

Registration for the UNT International Jazz Strings Workshop at The University of North Texas is not currently open, but check back here in the fall! https://app.getacceptd.com/untmusicworkshops.

One of his generation’s extraordinary talents, Prof. Scott Tixier has made a name for himself as a violinist-composer of wide-ranging ambition, individuality and drive — “the future of jazz violin” in the words of Downbeat Magazine and “a remarkable improviser and a cunning jazz composer” in those of NPR.

Prof. Tixier has brought his annual workshop instruction to an online format at the University of North Texas. This workshop is limited to 30 string players of orchestral instruments other than upright bass. For upright bass players, please see the Lynn Seaton Double Bass Workshop. 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.

You can learn more about Professor Tixier on his website http://www.scott-tixier.com/.

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.


  • A copy of Scott Tixier's book (Source Material for Jazz String Improvisation) 
  • 5 morning 2-hour lectures
  • 5 afternoon 2-hour group masterclasses

Registration & Fees

  • Tuition $595
  • Lodging
    • Double room (shared bath) $175 for 5 nights, $35 additional night each
    • Single room (shared bath) $225 for 5 nights, $45 additional night each
  • 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 (May 18).
    • Between one month before the workshop (May 13) and two weeks before the workshop (June 1), refunds will be made less a $200 fee and the processing fee.
    • After June 1, 2022, 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.

For general camp questions, you can email music.camps@unt.edu or call 940-369-6541.
For further information about the workshop content, email Scott Tixier at scott.tixier@unt.edu.