UNT to offer a variety of programs this summer

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 21:04

The University of North Texas offers summer programs to fit the needs and interests of North Texans, from innovative science programs to inspiring arts and humanities programs.

For your convenience, we have included a list of UNT summer highlights below. The list is in chronological order by program start date. For more information on any of these summer programs, contact UNT News Service at news.service@unt.edu or 940-565-2108.


June 4 – 8

Future Bilingual Teachers Academy

UNT Campus

UNT and the Fort Worth Independent School District jointly host a summer camp introducing bilingual high school students to the field of teaching and encouraging them to consider a career in bilingual education. About 30 Fort Worth high school students who are proficient in English and Spanish, are in good academic standing and have shown an interest in teaching are chosen to attend the Future Bilingual Teachers Academy.

June 5 - June 9

Flute! High School Masterclass

UNT’s College of Music

A class for high school flutists, these sessions emphasize musical performance and preparation. Daily classes include warmup exercises, tone/technique development, vibrato and articulation studies, and provide opportunities for interaction of performer and listener. The masterclass concludes with a concert by members of the class.

June 10 - June 14

13th annual Lynn Seaton Jazz Double Bass Workshop

UNT’s College of Music

This intimate workshop is limited to 15 upright bass players. The Lynn Seaton Jazz Double Bass Workshop will offer an intensive week of study and performance opportunities for the jazz upright bassist. Classes include bass line development bass ensembles, and daily sessions on technique. Also, participants will have an opportunity to perform with a rhythm section and be coached. Outstanding faculty concerts will be presented throughout the week. It concludes with the Friday evening Bass Bash concert where all the participants will perform. The Lynn Seaton Jazz Double Bass Workshop is open to advanced high school (14+), college, professional and serious amateur bassists.

June 10 - June 14

26th annual Bradetich Double Bass Masterclass

UNT’s College of Music

These classes offer a highly concentrated week of study for aspiring bassists. The classes include daily two-hour sessions dealing with technique, orchestral repertoire and the interpretation of solo literature. In addition, bass ensembles are rehearsed throughout the week. All full participants will have the opportunity to perform with piano accompaniment and will be videotaped during the solo classes. The master classes end with a grand finale concert featuring ensemble performances by the participants and solo performances by Jeff Bradetich and Lynn Seaton. These unique master classes are open to well-qualified high school and college students and young professionals. Also welcome are string teachers and older individuals who seek to rejuvenate their love and knowledge of the double bass.

June 10 - June 14

Camp Communicate

The Meritt Bois D'Arc Ranch, 2946 Ganzer Road West, Denton, TX 76207

Camp Communicate is a fun-filled summer day camp experience designed for children ages 5 to 12 years with speech, language and hearing disorders. Through a variety of group activities, children have opportunities to make new friends and practice communication in a language-rich environment. The campers participate in traditional camp activities, such as nature walking and fishing at The Meritt Bois D'Arc Ranch in Denton on Monday through Thursday. Then the campers will have the opportunity to dig for fossils at the ELM Fork Education Center on Friday. 

June 10 - June 14

Flute! Fundamentals for Teachers

UNT’s College of Music

Fundamentals for Teachers is a workshop for performers and teachers interested in developing teaching and performing skills. Participants can observe master teaching and interact with artist Mary Karen Clardy and students of all levels in daily sessions. Basics of embouchure, breathing, tone production, musical phrasing, articulation, vibrato and technique are addressed in the workshop

June 10 - June 13

Marching Percussion Camp

UNT’s College of Music

The UNT Marching Percussion Camp trains high school percussionists each summer in the tradition of the world renowned North Texas Drumline. Improve performance in a skill level based ensemble. Receive expert guidance from established teachers and 10 hours a day of instruction.

June 10 – July 19


UNT's Discovery Park

Now in its ninth year, UNT Computer Science and Engineering Summer Camp programs offer week-long day camps for high school-aged students hosted at UNT's Discovery Park campus. The camp features numerous hands-on activities and experiments in robotics, mobile app development, game development, engineering design, critical thinking and computer programming. Eight camp sessions will be offered this summer, including Robocamp, XBox Game Camp and a new AppCamp. The Robocamp for girls program won the Metroplex Tech Titan of the Future-University Level award in 2010, which recognizes higher education institutions that encourage students to choose engineering and technology-related disciplines.

June 10 - June 21

Conductors Collegium

UNT’s College of Music

The Collegium presents the opportunity for instrumental music educators of all levels from around the world to meet and discuss common goals, shared concerns and practical solutions with colleagues, performers, and composers. The format is designed to allow maximum flexibility in examining topics that are of paramount interest to the participants. The goal of the Collegium is to help participants broaden their perspectives by providing an environment that creates a positive opportunity for dialogue, investigation and exchange.

June 12 - 14

13th annual Beginners and Intermediate Bass Camp

UNT’s College of Music

Beginning and Intermediate players of the double Bass will join the North Texas Bass Camp on Wednesday, June 12 for three days of fun, participation and instruction.  Playing, practicing and performing will abound and students will enjoy the week-ending game of “Double Bass Jeopardy.”   Participants will have the opportunity to work with Bradetich as well as outstanding teachers Jessica Gilliam-Valls – Austin, TX, Jack Unzicker – UT - Arlington, and Carlos Gaviria - Stephen F. Austin University.

June 13 - June 15

CLAREssentials High School Clarinet Workshop

UNT’s College of Music

This three day summer workshop is designed for advanced high school clarinetists and presented by University of North Texas clarinet faculty members John Scott, Kimberly Cole Luevano, Deborah Fabian and Daryl Coad. Planned activities include daily group warm up sessions; daily technique classes devoted to improvement of fundamental skills; masterclasses; clinic on instrument care and repair taught by UNT’s Instrumental Technician, Ann MacMillan; clinic on reed care and adjustment; chamber music ensemble performance with daily coaching and preparation for the Workshop Finale Recital; evening recitals presented by UNT faculty members; and a workshop Finale Recital.

June 17 - July 19

Elm Fork Education Center Summer Camps

UNT Campus, EESAT Building

UNT's Elm Fork Education Center hosts a number of week-long summer programs for young scientists. The camps are open to children in second through eighth grades. Attendees will explore topics including archaeology, physics, technology, geology, astronomy, chemistry, environmental science and forensics.

June 17 - June 21

Marimba Workshop

UNT’s College of Music

This marimba workshop is designed for high school marimbists and college students as well as professionals and educators. Participants will enjoy private lessons and master classes with world class instructors. The workshop will also include ensemble, technique and literature sessions as well as student and ensemble recitals.

June 17 - June 21

String Orchestra Day Camp

UNT’s College of Music

The string orchestra summer camp is offered each summer during the month of June. Elementary, middle school and high school orchestras (grades 2 to 12) rehearse under the direction of guest public school teachers. Music theory and history are also taught as a part of the program. Approximately 125 students and six teachers participate.

June 20 - June 21

Grandparents University

UNT Campus 

Grandparents and grandchildren ages 7 to 12 can earn a Grandparents University degree by "majoring" in two of 10 topics during the two-day program. Topics include astronomy, robotics, acting, chemistry and more.  Participants also have the opportunity to spend the night in a UNT residence hall to experience college life.

June 20 - June 23

Drum Major Camp

UNT’s College of Music

Participants will receive conducting training from Nicholas Williams, Associate Director of Wind Studies - University of North Texas and Amanda Drinkwater, Director of Bands at Marcus High School.  The SASI conducting curriculum is a fresh, modern approach to marching band. Participants will receive innovative, corps style marching training from Jeremy Spicer, Associate Director of Bands and Director of the Marching Band at Cedar Park High School. Participants will receive leadership training from Ron Morrison, SASI, CEO and Director of Fine Arts for Pearland ISD.  The SASI leadership & empowerment curriculum is a fresh, modern approach to leadership.

June 21 - June 22

Vocal Pedagogy Workshop

UNT’s College of Music

This year’s workshop will particularly address the training of the younger singer, including: How to get your student past the college screening auditions so commonly required; How to properly eliminate excessive breathiness; How to teach the male high voice and extend the range; How to get your young sopranos and mezzos to sing successfully above the staff; Young singers will be invited to attend at no charge if accompanied by their voice teacher. They will be offered the opportunity to sing in Master classes and observed lessons given by Dr. Stephen F. Austin.

June 21 - June 23

Flute! Repertoire and Performance Masterclass

UNT’s College of Music

Repertoire and Performance Masterclass is a performance class for advanced performers, and these sessions emphasize musical performance and preparation. Daily classes include warmup exercises, tone/technique development, vibrato and articulation studies, providing opportunities for interaction of performer and listener during the class and concluding with a concert by members of the class.

June 23 - June 28

College of Music – Vocal Jazz Workshop

UNT’s College of Music

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 professionals. You'll receive your music to prepare in advance.) Ensembles rehearse daily, preparing for the Friday evening public concert.

June 30 - July 27

The Mean Green Workshops (Debate Camps)

UNT Campus

A summer program at the University of North Texas for high school students who are currently competing, or want to compete, in Lincoln-Douglas, public forum and policy debate tournaments, and who want to increase their skills in parliamentary procedure, writing and researching legislation, and congressional strategy to compete in mock legislative assemblies.  More than 200 students attend each summer from Texas and other states, making the Mean Green Workshops the largest debate summer program in Texas. For the first time this year, one-week workshops in oral interpretation and public speaking will be offered, and students may choose from a commuter option as well as the residential option.

July 7 – July 27

TAMS Summer Mathematics Institute

UNT Campus

SMI is an intensive mathematics program designed for highly motivated middle and high school students who wish to accelerate their mathematics education. Students attend daily classes taught by experienced and certified mathematics teachers in algebra I, algebra II, geometry and pre-calculus. The classroom setting is highly interactive and adapted to each individual student's ability and pace. Students live in a residence hall at UNT. During their free time in the evenings and on weekends, participants have the opportunity to interact with other academically driven peers in fun, educational and recreational activities and field trips.

July 8 - July 13

Jazz Winds Workshop (Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone)

UNT’s College of Music

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 will learn Big Band playing, Jazz improvisation, Combo playing, sight reading, technical development, Jazz history, Jazz theory and basic Jazz style.

July 10 - July 13

All-State Choir Camp

UNT’s College of Music

Led by Dr. Alan McClung with principal conductor Dr. David Childs, the high-school camp includes sectional rehearsals, sign-singing rehearsals and full rehearsals leading up to a recording session and concert. There will also be a variety of camp activities, such as a talent show and dance.

July 11 – July 12

ASM Materials Camp

UNT Discovery Park

Now in its third year, the ASM Materials Camp is designed to expose enthusiastic high school students to the world of materials engineering and nanotechnology. Participants will study the latest materials using advanced microscopes, learn how to change the behavior of materials by controlled heating with high temperature furnaces and surface modification using lasers, and processing of polymer and glass materials.  

July 14 - July 19

Jazz Combo Workshop

UNT’s College of Music

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 advance) master class instruction on bass, drums, guitar, piano, saxophone, trombone and trumpet, student concerts and student jam sessions. All participants will perform in a public combo concert at the UNT Recital Hall (parents are encouraged to attend).

July 17 - July 20

Middle School/Junior High Honor Choir Camp

UNT’s College of Music

Designed for incoming seventh, eighth and ninth grade students, the camp covers voice, pitch and rhythm development, diction and compositions, and includes voice coaching as well as activities, such as a talent show and dance. The camp ends with a concert in the Murchison Performing Arts Center.

July 25 - Aug. 2

Piano and Organ Wellness

UNT’s College of Music

The seminar encompasses the mind, the body and the spirit by combining the Taubman Approach, Alexander Technique, Bodymapping, Developmental Fitness, Meditation, Pilates and T'ai Chi among other disciplines. Now in its 12th year the seminar is for both pianists and organists. Seminar sessions are designed to pertain to both pianist and organists, with special sessions just for organists.




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