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, after submitting the application through the link above, the process is handled by Dr. Anderson and no further action is required.
- Current UNC students who are applying for MUSC 364 for college credit 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.
- 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 which is explained below.
ENROLLING IN MUSC 364 – FOR NEW OR VISITING UNC STUDENTS
For students who are seeking college credit for the workshop who are not continuously enrolled at UNC, there is a second application process through UNC Summer School (http://summer.unc.edu/) that will enable you to be admitted to UNC Summer School and to receive college credit. This process is detailed at https://summer.unc.edu/visiting-students and involves a few steps, including:
- Documenting NC residency status
- Creating a Guest ID account and submitting an application to UNC Summer School at the following link…https://applynow.unc.edu/apply/
- Submitting letters of recommendation
Please note that UNC Summer School will not accept application materials for visiting 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.
Erin Mosely (Erin_Moseley@unc.edu) is the registrar for Summer School, and she can assist you with this process. For rising high school seniors or adults in the community who will not continue on in the fall as regular UNC students, you will apply to Summer School under “Visiting Student” status. Once you have been approved with Visiting Student status, we will enroll you in the course. At that time, you will be eligible to pay for the applicable $879 (projected in-state) or $2,880 (projected out-of-state) tuition fee through a separate campus pay portal, UNC’s “Connect Carolina.” The course will technically fall under “Summer Term II” though our workshop dates do not coincide directly with Summer Schools Summer term II.
Tuition money is paid directly to the university for tuition purposes only and is not received by the Summer Jazz Workshop in any form. After you are admitted to UNC Summer School as a visitor, then you will be sent information that will enable you to pay for college tuition through the Cashier’s Office (https://cashier.unc.edu/), but you can also reach out to them directly to pay the tuition after you are admitted to Summer School. Please feel free to reach out to Becca Clemens (Associate Director, firstname.lastname@example.org), Erin Mosely (Summer School Registrar Erin_Moseley@unc.edu) or me with any questions that you may have.
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.).