There is no audition for acceptance to the camp. As long as space is available, all who apply are accepted. In order to assess and match student’s playing abilities, and to make sure that we provide a comfortable combo experience, there will be an audition for all workshop participants on Sunday afternoon (7/7/2019). In addition, a brief jazz theory placement test will also be given. We do not have specific audition material as students will be asked to play a selection of their own choice.
SUPERVISION & HOUSING
In addition to our teaching faculty, our UTA summer jazz workshop counselor(s) will help guiding campers in all camp activities. Counselors are experienced and well trained for this important task, and will stay in the workshop dorm (this year in Arlington Hall), and will make sure that minors have supervision at all times. Specific information for minors will be available to download on the jazz camp home page.
UTA will provide pianos and a limited amount of drum sets and guitar/bass amps (first come-first serve). However, we will be in touch closer to the start of the camp regarding the need for drum sets and amps, as we may need to ask students to bring their own equipment. Trumpeters, saxophonists, trombonists and guitarists must bring their own instruments, cases, and all necessary supplies such as reeds, valve oil, mutes, patch-chords, etc. Drummers also need to bring cymbals, sticks and brushes. Music stands will be available to all students.
Meal plans can be purchased on our camp registration page at $145 (full weekly plan with 15 meals). For those who do not pre-pay must pay as you enter the dining hall each day (debit/credit card, or cash.)
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO CAMP?
Cash: A suggested amount of $30-40 is recommended for snacks, etc., throughout the week. Automobile registration weekly fee of $5 (cash) is required if you plan to leave a car on campus. We will take care your parking passes on the check-in date, July 7.
Dormitory needs for boarders: towels, washcloths, bed linens for twin size bed, pillows, and toiletries
Rehearsal and Class Needs: instruments plus cases (clearly mark your case with your name), pencils & manuscript paper. Brass players should bring mutes that they own.
Clothing Needs: Appropriate nice clothes for the concert on Friday afternoon. Appropriate daytime clothing (shorts, tennis shoes, T-shirts, etc.) As Texas weather in July is HOT, we are happy to announce that all of our activities will take place indoors!
Students who wish to take a private lesson during camp may do so at the cost of $25 per half hour. Lessons should be scheduled with the instructor and students should pay the instructor directly.
ARRIVING BY PLANE
Students traveling to the Dallas Fort Worth area by plane may either fly into DFW International Airport (15 minutes from UTA) or Love Field (45 minutes from UTA). Those students requiring ground transportation to and from the airport must make their own arrangements.