*Monday, June 15 through Friday, June 19, 2015*

NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR, STEPHEN ANDERSON: Dear workshop participants, we look forward to the 2015 Summer Jazz Workshop which will run Monday-Friday June 15-19. The workshop has filled up very quickly this year, with over 100 participants registered by 4-20-2015.  At this point we have to carefully consider the instrumental needs for each group, and consequently we have temporarily capped enrollment for the following instruments while we are waiting for those who have registered to confirm their attendance by paying their fees: 


  • all performers


  • Music Journalism/Jazz History section of MUSC 364

For all performers hoping to enroll, we will keep your application on a wait list while we are waiting on those enrolled to confirm their attendance. We thank you for your patience while we work through the application process, and we very much look forward to the workshop this summer.     

-Dr. Stephen AndersonDirector


General Information

The UNC Summer Jazz Workshop is a unique five-day jazz 12-06 UNC Jazz Camp -119program (Monday, June 15 through Friday, June 19, 2015) catering to students of a variety of ages—from middle school 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.  Starting in 2015, the workshop there are three ways to participate in the UNC SJW workshop:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 with Dr. Anderson and Professor Ketch 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.
  3. As a student in the Jazz History/Music Journalism Through12-06 UNC Jazz Camp -35 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).

The details of the daily schedule are provided below.  Each evening, Monday through Thursday, guest artists and faculty will perform.  All concerts are free and open to the public. On Friday from 4:30-7:15pm, the student combos will perform in the final concert.  Refreshments are served each afternoon throughout the week in the Kenan Music Building Rehearsal Hall for participants in the workshop.