How to Apply
To apply for the workshop, all students must first submit an application through the link provided above.
- For those who wish to apply for the Community SJW for non-college credit, the process is handled by Dr. Anderson and no further action is required.
- For those who wish to enroll in MUSC 364 to receive college credit who are not current UNC students, once the SJW application is approved by Dr. Anderson, there is a separate process that is handled through UNC Summer School that allows students to receive college credit by being admitted to UNC Summer School on a “Visitor” status. This process is detailed at http://summer.unc.edu/application-and-admission/#apply and involves creating a Guest ID account, submitting letters of recommendation, providing proof of residency status, and submitting a separate application to UNC Summer School. UNC Summer School will not accept application materials for non-UNC students after June 1 annually, so if you plan to enroll in the workshop for college credit, it is important to submit all materials to them early.
- Current UNC students who are applying for MUSC 364 may simply register for the course through Connect Carolina once the application is approved by Dr. Anderson. Summer school registration begins mid-February each year.
APPLICATIONS TO ATTEND THE WORKSHOP ARE RECEIVED FROM JANUARY 1 TO JUNE 15 ANNUALLY, AND REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ONCE THE WORKSHOP FILLS. For performers, acceptance into the workshop is based upon the merit of the application information and previous experience. Internally, we also have to consider how many performers of each instrument type we can admit in order to balance out the number of combos that we can offer (i.e., so that we don’t admit 42 saxophonists but yet only have 2 bassists and 3 drummers attending etc.).
All participants who are applying to perform in a combo are expected to know the basic fundamentals of how to play their instrument, and to be musically literate in basic music notation and harmony (e.g., key signatures, can play major and minor scales and major and minor chords in 12 keys etc.).
Dr. Stephen Anderson, D.M.A., Workshop Director
Professor, Jazz Studies and Composition
Department of Music, CB #3320
The University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3320
http://artiststephenanderson.com (artist website)