UNC Summer Jazz Workshop
The UNC Summer Jazz Workshop is a unique five-day jazz program (Monday, June 20 through Friday, June 24, 2022) catering to students of a variety of ages—from middle school (rising 8th grade) and high school students, to college students and adults who want to study and be immersed in a high-paced jazz program which provides instruction in jazz theory, improvisation, small group playing, and group lessons.
There are three ways to participate in the UNC SJW workshop:
- As a performer in the Community Summer Jazz Workshop (non-college credit). Students in the Community SJW have separate music theory and jazz improvisation courses in the morning and early afternoon, and they join together with the MUSC 364 students to perform in jazz combos and participate in group lessons later in the afternoon.
- As a performer in the MUSC 364 Summer Jazz Workshop (3.0 college credit hours, satisfying the “Experiential Education” requirement at UNC). This portion of the workshop is available to rising high school seniors, college students, and adults. MUSC 364 students study jazz theory and jazz improvisation during the morning hours, and they join together with the Community SJW students to perform in jazz combos and participate in group lessons in the afternoon.
- As a student in the Jazz History/Music Journalism Through Social Media (non-performance track) of MUSC 364. These students will study jazz history and learn basic music skills, as well as music journalism using social media. Students in this track are not required to perform in a combo throughout the week or to perform in the final student concert (3.0 college credit hours, satisfying the “Experiential Education” requirement at UNC).