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UNT faculty, students busy with Summer tours, workshops

June 26, 2013

Welcome back to University of North Texas Chair of Jazz Studies; Jazz History; and Interim Director of Graduate Studies John Murphy, and the UNT Jazz Quartet (Juan Chaves, trumpet, Marcos Merino, piano, Dave Farrell, bass, and Justin Heaverin, drums), from their 12-day trip to Colombia to play and give workshops at the University Jazz Festival in Medellin, Colombia!

During the day we taught at a workshop for college-aged students. In the evening we attended concerts at the jazz festival and played one concert as part of the series.
“During the day we taught at a workshop for college-aged students,” said Murphy. “In the evening we attended concerts at the jazz festival and played one concert as part of the series.”
Vocal Jazz Workshop (as of June 13, this workshop was filled.)
June 23–June 28
Instructor(s): Jennifer Barnes, Rosana Eckert, Greg Jasperse, Gary Eckert
The UNT Vocal Jazz Workshop is the premier summer workshop of its kind. We will celebrate our 18th anniversary with the 2013 workshop, June 23-28, in Denton, Texas, on the University of North Texas campus. The workshop begins with registration on Sunday, June 23, at 3 p.m. and concludes with a final concert on Friday night, June 28, ending at 9 p.m.Friday, June 28:  UNT Vocal Jazz Workshop Final Concert in Kenton Hall at 7 p.m. – FREEInformation on tuition fees as well as room and board can be found on the registration form linked at the top of this page. All experience levels are welcome, from age 14 – 99!

Also, feel free to visit and “Like” our brand new Facebook page for the most recently updated information at:
http://www.facebook.com/UntVJSummerWorkshop

For one intense week, participants are involved in every aspect of vocal jazz (and only vocal jazz), from solo and ensemble performance to improvisation, pedagogy, and jazz theory. Educators may attend a daily class devoted to vocal jazz directing, programming, and rhythm section.

  • Everyone is placed in ensembles according to their age and experience. (Middle school through educators and other music professionals. You’ll receive your music to prepare in advance!)
  • Ensembles rehearse daily, preparing for the Friday evening public concert.
  • Classes in theory and improvisation begin with the basics–everyone solos.
  • Solo coaching sessions prepare singers for their evening solo performances.
  • Music educators will have a session each day with Jennifer Barnes that will focus on topics including repertoire, performance aesthetics, rhythm section and sound reinforcement equipment.Workshop faculty for 2013 include:
    • Jennifer Barnes (Director of Vocal Jazz at UNT, professional singer/arranger/clinician)

      Jennifer Barnes - Director of Vocal Jazz.

      Jennifer Barnes – Director of Vocal Jazz.

    • Rosana Eckert (UNT vocal jazz faculty, professional singer and recording artist)
    • Greg Jasperse (Los Angeles-based freelance vocalist, composer, arranger, clinician)
    • Michael Palma (UNT jazz faculty, professional pianist, composer and recording artist)

    For further information, contact Jennifer Barnes by e-mail: jennifer.barnes@unt.edu

Jazz Winds Workshop (Saxophone, Trumpet and Trombone Workshop)

Jul 8–Jul 13
Instructor(s): Mike Steinel, Jay Saunders, Rodney Booth, Tony Baker and Steve Wiest

University of North Texas College of Music Jazz Studies

University of North Texas College of Music Jazz Studies

Note: on June 10, The Winds Workshop enrollment is CLOSED for SAXOPHONES.
July 8-13, 2013UNT Jazz Winds Workshop 2013 Registration FormFor information regarding curriculum contact Mike Steinel – (940) 565-3758 or (940) 565-3743 or by email: michael.steinel@unt.edu.

The UNT Jazz Winds Workshop provides saxophone, trumpet and trombone players of all levels (minimum age – 14) with a comprehensive and intensive curriculum devoted to jazz. Working in an intimate setting with master educator/performers students will study a wide variety of topics.

All Students
Big Band Playing, Jazz Improvisation, Combo Playing, Sight Reading, Technical Development, Jazz History, Jazz Theory, and Basic Jazz Style

Brass Players (Trumpet, Trombone, and Euphonium)
Developing the Upper Register, Developing Endurance, Equipment, Embouchure Development and Maintenance, Section and Lead Playing

Saxophonists (Alto, Tenor and Baritone)

Rodney Booth - Full-time adjunct instructor

Rodney Booth – Full-time adjunct instructor

Equipment (Reeds and Set-ups), Technique Development and Maintenance, Embouchure

  • The workshop begins with registration a 1 p.m. Monday, July 8, followed by an opening faculty concert and organizational meeting at 3 p.m. Faculty concerts will be presented each evening beginning Tuesday, July 9 through Thursday July 11. At 1 p.m. Saturday, July 13, all participants will perform in a public concert in UNT Kenton Hall (parents and family are encouraged to attend). The performance will conclude no later than 5 p.m.

The UNT Jazz Winds Workshop Faculty

Trumpet

  • Mike Steinel – Internationally recognized jazz trumpeter and educator (UNT faculty member).
  • Jay Saunders – former lead trumpet with Stan Kenton (UNT faculty member)
  • Rodney Booth – former jazz trumpeter with Woody Herman, Dallas free-lance musician (UNT faculty member)

Trombone

  • Tony Baker – Internationally recognized jazz trombonist and educator (UNT faculty member)

    UNT/Courtesy photo Jazz saxophone professor Brad Leali and his Jazz Orchestra will be part of Sunday’s “Gospel Meets Jazz: A Black History Celebration” at the University of North Texas.

    UNT/Courtesy photo
    Jazz saxophone professor Brad Leali and his Jazz Orchestra will be part of Sunday’s “Gospel Meets Jazz: A Black History Celebration” at the University of North Texas.

  • Steve Wiest – former trombonist w/ Maynard Ferguson (UNT faculty member)

Saxophone

  • Brad Leali – Saxophonist with Harry Connick Orchestra (UNT faculty member)
  • Shelley Carrol – Saxophone with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (UNT alumnus)

FAQs: visit http://jazz.unt.edu/node/122

Jazz Combo Workshop

Jul 14–Jul 19
Instructor(s): Mike Steinel
Note on May 31: The combo workshop enrollment is full for drumset, guitar and piano.UNT Jazz Combo 2013 Registration formFor information regarding curriculum contact Mike Steinel (940) 565-3758 or (940) 565-3743 or by email: michael.steinel@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. Sunday July 14, followed by a brief opening meeting and faculty concert at 3 p.m. Auditions will take place Sunday evening at 7p.m. Beginning at 1 p.m. Friday July 19, all participants will perform in a public combo concert at the UNT Recital Hall (parents are encouraged to attend). The performance will end no later than 5 p.m.

UNT Jazz Combo Workshop Faculty

Jazz guitarist Fred Hamilton

Jazz guitarist Fred Hamilton

Tony Baker – Trombone
Rodney Booth – Trumpet
Mike Drake – Drums
Will Campbell – Saxophone
Fred Hamilton – Guitar
Steve Jones – Saxophone
Stefan Karlsson – Piano
Brad Leali – Saxophone
Richard McClure – Guitar
Bob Morgan – Jazz History
John Murphy – Jazz History
Lynn Seaton – Bass
Ed Soph – Drums
Jeff Eckels – BassLynn Seaton
Mike Steinel – Trumpet

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

UNT Associate Professor Mike Steinel teaches Jazz Improvisation, Pedagogy of Improvisation, and Jazz Trumpet Masterclass.

UNT Associate Professor Mike Steinel teaches Jazz Improvisation, Pedagogy of Improvisation, and Jazz Trumpet Masterclass.

For General Information contact David Pierce:
Phone: 940-565-4092
Fax: 940-565-2002
david.pierce@unt.eduAttn: David Pierce
UNT College of Music
PO Box 311367
Denton, TX 76203-1367

 

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