UNT offers a variety of summer workshops for all ages

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 11:18

DENTON, Texas (UNT) – The University of North Texas will offer a variety of workshops for students, professionals and families this summer.

Several workshops are offered all summer long through the College of Music for students, professional musicians and teachers. Camp Communicate, from June 9-13, offers children ages 5-12 with speech, language and hearing disorders a chance to make friends and practice communication. Grandparents University, offering an opportunity for grandparents and family members to receive a college experience with their grandchildren, will take place June 19-20. Throughout the month of July, the Mean Green Workshops offer debate workshops for middle and high school students, who can opt to take a one-week camp or all four weeks.
The full listing is below:


Music: June 6-8: Flute! Pre-College Camp Session I for high school level
Instructor(s): Mary Karen Clardy; Deadline May 1
These sessions emphasize musical performance and preparation. Daily classes include warm-up exercises, tone/technique development, and articulation studies, and provide opportunities for interaction of performer and listener. The camp concludes with a concert by members of the class. For information about registration, visit http://www.mkclardy.com/pre-college-camp-session-i.html.

Speech & Hearing: June 9-13 Camp Communicate for children ages 5-12 with speech, language and hearing disorders
Instructors vary; Deadline: first-come, first-served
Through a variety of group activities, children will have the opportunity to make new friends, practice communication in a language-rich environment and have fun. Sponsored by the UNT Speech and Hearing Center, faculty, staff and graduate students organize and run the camp, which will be held at Merritt Bois D'Arc Buffalo Ranch and at the UNT campus Elm Fork Education Center. To learn more, visit http://speechandhearing.unt.edu and click News & Events.

Music: June 9-13: Annual Bradetich Double Bass Masterclass for advanced high school and college level
Instructor(s): Jeff Bradetich; Deadline: May 1
Five days of intense musical training including technique, orchestral and solo playing, and bass ensembles. For information about registration, visit http://music.unt.edu/strings/bradetich-master-class.

Music: June 9-13: Flute! Fundamentals for Teachers for musicians and teachers
Instructor(s): Mary Karen Clardy; Deadline: May 1
Participants can observe master teaching and interact with both teacher and students in daily sessions. Basics of embouchure, breathing, tone production, articulation, and technique are addressed in classes. To register, visit http://www.mkclardy.com/fundamentals-for-teachers.html.

Music: June 9-13: Annual Lynn Seaton Jazz Double Bass Workshop for advanced high school, college, serious amateur and professional level
Instructor(s): Lynn Seaton; Deadline: first-come, first-served, payment due by May 9
For dedicated jazz bass players working on upright technique, developing walking bass lines, small group performance, theory and history. The workshop is open to advanced high school, college, serious amateur and professional bassists. For information about registration, visit http://jazz.unt.edu/?q=node/123.

Music: June 9-20: Conductors Collegium for music teachers of all levels
Instructor(s): Eugene Corporon; Deadline May 1
Music educators of all levels meet to discuss common goals, shared concerns and practical solutions with colleagues, performers and composers. As many as 40 participants will be selected to rehearse and perform on one of four concerts with the UNT Wind Symphony. Comments regarding rehearsal approach and conducting pedagogy will be made on video. Non-conducting participants will follow scores and listen to the clinician. Morning sessions will focus on masterworks as well as rehearsal skills and conducting technique. For information about registration visit, http://music.unt.edu/windstudies/workshops.php.

Music: June 11-13: Annual Beginners and Intermediate Bass Camp for beginning and intermediate students
Instructor(s): Jeff Bradetich, Jack Unzicker, Jessica Gilliam Valls, Carlos Gaviria; Deadline: May 1
For any aged beginner or intermediate player. Lots of playing and lots of fun, with the opportunity to work with Jeff Bradetich, Lynn Seaton and some of the top teachers of young bassists. For information about registration, visit http://music.unt.edu/strings/beginners-and-intermediate-bass-camp.

Music: June 16-19: Marching Percussion Camp for high school students
Instructor(s): Mark Ford; Deadline: May 19
The UNT Marching Percussion Camp trains high school percussionists in the tradition of the world-renowned Green Brigade Drumline. The workshop includes 10 hours a day of instruction and performance in a skill level-based ensemble. To register, visit http://music.unt.edu/percussion/summer.  

Music: June 16-20: UNT Keyboard Percussion Symposium (Formerly the UNT Marimba Workshop) for high school, college and professional level
Instructor(s): Christopher Deane; Deadline May 19
Activities include private and group lessons with world class instructors, master classes, clinics, student and faculty performances, and technique labs focused on all aspects of keyboard percussion performance including grip methods (Traditional, Stevens, Burton and Six-Mallet grip) and extended performance technique. High school participants will play in keyboard percussion ensembles directed by Symposium faculty. For information about registration, visit http://music.unt.edu/percussion/extras.

Music: June 16-20: String Orchestra Day Camp (Grades 2-9)
Instructor(s): Rebecca Roesler; Deadline June 6
Students rehearse in elementary and middle school orchestras under the direction of guest conductors – Elementary String Class (pre-string orchestra); Elementary Orchestra (grades 4-5); Middle School Orchestra (grades 6-9). Students, who must have a minimum of nine months of string playing experience prior to the camp, also receive instruction in music theory and music history classes. To register, visit https://music.unt.edu/connect/orchestra-summer-day-camp.

Family: June 19-20: Grandparents University for grandparents or other family members and their grandchildren, ages 7-12
Instructors vary; Deadline: May 26
Participants pick two out of 10 "majors," where they get hands-on experience learning about robotics, computer animation, astronomy, veterinary medicine, apparel merchandising, storytelling and more. To register, visit http://call.unt.edu/GU. For information, call 940-565-3481 or email Andrea.Tuckness@unt.edu.

Music: June 19-22: Drum Major Camp marching band workshop for drum majors and student leaders
Instructor(s): Nick Williams; Deadline first-come, first-served
Current or future drum majors and student leaders will receive training in conducting, innovative marching and teaching, and leadership as well as specialized instruction. To register, visit http://www.studentsleading.org/enrollment_center/.

Music: June 20-21: Vocal Pedagogy Workshop for college students and vocal instructors
Instructor(s): Stephen Austin; Deadline June 1, late registration available with fee
The workshop addresses the training of the younger singer, including how to eliminate excessive breathiness, teaching the male high voice and extending the range, teaching young sopranos and mezzos to sing successfully above the staff and more. To register, visit https://music.unt.edu/connect/vocal-pedagogy-workshop.

Music: June 20-22: Flute! Repertoire and Performance Masterclass for advanced performers
Instructor(s): Mary Karen Clardy; Deadline June 1
These sessions emphasize musical performance and preparation. Daily classes include warm-up exercises, tone/technique development, articulation studies, interaction of performer and listener, and the master class concludes with a concert by members of the class. For information about registration, visit http://www.mkclardy.com/repertoire-and-performance-2014.html.

Music: June 20-28: UNT Summer String Institute for students through college level
Instructor(s): Julia Bushkova, Philip Lewis, Felix Olschofka, Gary Levinson (masterclass), Susan Dubois, Daphne Gerling, Ellen Rose (masterclass), Elizabeth Morrow, Nikola Ruzevic, Eugene Osadchy (masterclass), Anatolia Ioannides and John Hipple ; Deadline May 23
Pre-college and collegiate sessions are being offered to all ages. These include master classes, clinics, faculty-student recitals, mock auditions, wellness and stress reduction sessions, and Region and All-State audition preparation. In addition to private lessons, chamber music experience will provide a platform for students to communicate with each other through music as the universal language. To register, visit https://music.unt.edu/connect/unt-summer-string-institute.

Music: June 22-27: Vocal Jazz Workshop for vocalists of all experience levels and music educators
Instructor(s): Jennifer Barnes, Rosana Eckert, Greg Jasperse, Gary Eckert; Deadline first-come, first-served, payment due by May 23
Participants are involved in every aspect of 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. Ensembles rehearse daily, preparing for the Friday evening public concert. 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. For more information about registration, visit http://jazz.unt.edu/vocaljazzworkshop.

Debate: June 22 to July 26: Mean Green Workshops debate camps for middle and high school students
Instructors vary; Deadline: June 1
The workshops are for students who are currently competing, or want to compete, in Lincoln-Douglas, public forum, congressional and policy debate tournaments. Workshops are offered in all four of these areas of debate, as well as in advanced oral interpretation and public speaking.  More than 200 students attend each summer from Texas and other states, making the Mean Green Workshops the largest debate summer program in Texas. Students may register for one to four weeks of workshops, which are throughout July. To register or for more information, visit http://www.meangreenworkshops.com/workshops.php#.

Music: June 25-28: CLAREssentials High School Clarinet Workshop
Instructor(s): Kimberly Cole Luevano, John Scott, Deborah Fabian, Daryl Coad; Deadline June 2, with early registration discount by May 12
This is an intensive, educational and fun workshop designed for advanced high school clarinetists. Daily events include group warm-ups, clinics addressing refinement of fundamental skills, masterclasses, chamber music coaching and evening recitals. The workshop concludes with a finale recital presented by chamber music groups. For information about registration, visit http://music.unt.edu/clarinet/claressentials.

Music: June 27-29: Flute! Pre-College Camp Session II for high school students
Instructor(s): Mary Karen Clardy; Deadline June 1
These sessions emphasize musical performance and preparation. Daily classes include warm-up exercises, tone/technique development, and articulation studies, and provide opportunities for interaction of performer and listener. The camp concludes with a concert by members of the class. For information about registration, visit http://www.mkclardy.com/pre-college-camp-session-ii.html.


Music: July 9-12: All State Choir Camp for high school students
Instructor(s): Alan McClung; Deadline June 15
The camp includes various rehearsals over four days culminating with a recording session/concert on Saturday afternoon. There will also be a dance, recreation night and talent show. To register, visit https://music.unt.edu/connect/all-state-choir-camp-registration.

Music: July 13-18: Jazz Combo Workshop for musicians of all levels, ages 14 and up
Instructor(s): Mike Steinel; Deadline first-come, first-served
The workshop provides comprehensive studies in jazz combo playing and improvisation. The curriculum includes combo, faculty concerts each evening, jazz history and listening, jazz theory, masterclass instruction, student concerts and jam sessions.  For information about registration, visit http://jazz.unt.edu/node/125.

Music: July 16-19: MS/JH (Jr. High/Middle School) Honor Choir Camp
Instructor(s): Alan McClung; Deadline July 12
The camp includes sessions that cover topics such as voice, pitch and rhythm development; rehearsals and an afternoon concert on Saturday. There will also be a game night, talent show and dance. Registration deadline: July 12. To register online, visit http://music.unt.edu/choircamp/midlevel/.

Music: July 22-26: Mariachi Summer Camp for high school students
Instructor(s): Donna Emmanuel; Deadline first-come, first-served
Camp participants will rehearse and learn about mariachi music. The camp culminates with a concert the final afternoon. Special guest instructor, Sr. Jose Hernandez, founder of Mariachi Sol de Mexico, will also teach students.


Music: Aug. 2-3: Alexander Technique for adult singers and instrumentalists
Instructor, Phyllis Richmond; Deadline July 20
Participants will also have the opportunity to experience Alexander Technique in a workshop setting, taught by Phyllis Richmond, M.A., MSTAT. Ms. Richmond will introduce the principles and practices of Alexander Technique that enable musicians to stop creating unnecessary tension and effort; improve posture, coordination, and breathing; and perform with increased comfort and ease by using the whole body in a new way. Find more information at http://music.unt.edu/downloads/documents/AlexanderTechniqueUNT_Summer2014.pdf

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