For the first time, the 2016 UNT Vocal Jazz Summer Workshop will be preceded by a pre-workshop “Vocal Jazz Educator Seminar” on Friday and Saturday, June 17 – 18, 2016. It will be led by UNT Director of Vocal Jazz Jennifer Barnes and phenomenal award-winning high school educator, Curtis Gaesser (Folsom High School, Folsom, CA) on the campus of the University of North Texas. The content will be packed full of content relevant to high school and college-level teachers who either are already working with students on vocal jazz or are thinking about starting to explore vocal jazz with their students: rhythm sections, repertoire, sound reinforcement, rehearsal techniques, auditions, warm-ups, etc., and everyone will come away with materials to take home with them and use in their teaching immediately. Attendees will also have the option of staying for the 5-day workshop at the conclusion of the seminar for even MORE immersion in all things vocal jazz. We’re so excited to offer this, and will have more details coming in mid-January, so stay tuned, but in the meantime, SAVE THE DATE!

Further details and registration form will be available on the UNT Jazz Website by mid-January 2016!