JUNE 15-21, 2014
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AREAS OF STUDY
The UT Summer Jazz Institute is the place where ALL levels of jazz students can discoverand achieve their jazz potential through the study of jazz in one of four exceptional programs: instrumental jazz, vocal jazz, teacher training and jazz appreciation.
The curriculum is designed to provide fundamental, intermediate and advanced jazz experiences for talented high school, undergraduate and graduate college students, and teachers desiring to refine and develop the pedagogy of jazz, as well as those who want to grow in their appreciation of jazz.
The institute provides a positive and fun learning environment through lectures, master
classes, jam sessions, performances, and even a recording experience. Participants
immerse themselves in improvisation, performance, arranging, and pedagogy with established
professional jazz musician/educators.
2014 Jazz Faculty (Although unlikely, faculty are subject to change)
Vic Juris, guitarist
Gunnar Mossblad, Director, saxophone
Tad Weed, piano
Norm Damschroder, Assistant Director, bass
Dr. Olman Piedra, drums
The instrumental program emphasizes the development of jazz improvisation, style and
composition skills through classes and performance in combos coached by artist faculty.
In addition, master classes, nightly concerts, jam sessions and a recording session
add to the jazz experience.
The vocal program offers a positive environment for vocalists to develop their skills in jazz style, rhythm, scat singing, and Jon Hendricks’ vocalese singing techniques. Ensembles emphasize the vocalist with a combo. The vocal track combines with the instrumental program for master classes, nightly performances, jam sessions and a recording session.
The teacher-training program is designed for current and future music educators interested in teaching jazz. Practical experience is learned through observation of the ensembles and in classes, presentations of jazz pedagogical material for all levels of jazz students, methods and materials for teaching improvisation, conducting a jazz band and various other topics concerning jazz education and program development. Participants may elect to perform or simply observe during the week-long institute. (Note: Special discounts available for teachers - see FEES below.)
Those who are not musicians or music educators may elect to participate in our Jazz Appreciation track. Through listening, observation and some entertaining demonstrations, participants will learn how to listen to jazz and what to listen to. This track is designed for people who would like to know more about America’s classical music.
- 2 p.m. Hotel check-in (if applicable)
- 4-6 p.m. Registration, orientation & ensemble placement
- 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Classes & ensembles
- 2-3 p.m. Lunch
- 3-5 p.m. Classes & ensembles
- 6-7:30 p.m. Concert/presentation
- 7:30 p.m. Social time
- 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Classes & ensembles
- 2-3 p.m. Lunch
- 3-4 p.m. Classes & ensembles
- 4 p.m. Dinner & Concert
- 10:30 a.m. Closing Program
WE ARE AN ALL-INCLUSIVE CAMP, and will find a place for everyone who is interested in participating in the camp.
Parental permission is required for anyone under than 18.
ALL Potential participants must complete and submit:
- Online registration and application
- An audition mp3 or recommendation from a music teacher, band director or private teacher speaking to your general level of playing (see audition requirements below for specifics)
- A non-refundable application fee of $50
Completed applications are processed within two weeks of receipt, and applicants will be notified of the results by e-mail. For full consideration, applications should be postmarked by June 1, 2014 Applications may be accepted after that time if space is available.
For performing participants: Even if you have a recommendation from your music teacher, we encourage you to submit a recording in MP3 format to give us a better idea of your level. This will assist us in planning the groups and adjunct faculty to give you the best experience possible. Ideally a medium swing tune and song of contrasting style and feel would be excellent. If you are new to Jazz, simply a few favorite scales or even a classical piece is acceptable.
This can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include your name in the body of the email…and on the recording before you start playing.
NO MP3 is required for the Teacher Training or Jazz Appreciation (Non-performing) tracks.
Application Fee - $50 (Due by June 1, 2014)
A $25 late fee will be assessed on applications received after the due date. All Institute participants, including those who may receive scholarship support, are required to pay the application fee. Online registration and application
Institute Tuition Fee - $450 (does NOT include application fee) At least $200 of the tuition must be paid by June 1. The remainder must be paid by Friday, June 13, or you cannot participate. The tuition fee covers all course materials and lunch daily. Dinner is on your own.
Discounts for Teachers- Educators attending the institute can get a REBATE of $50 per student (up to 4 students) that attend the Institute from their school. Discount will be rebated back to you.
Housing (optional) - If you need a place to stay, we have an arrangement with Ramada Hotel and Conference Center, 3536 Secor Road, Toledo, OH. All rooms are double occupancy (two double beds per room). You can stay in a room by yourself, designate a roommate or ask us to assign one for you. Having a roommate will cut the cost in half! If 3 or 4 people share a room, the savings are even greater. However, you must designate your roommates up front and each is responsible for their share of the bill. If your roommates are not attending the Summer Jazz Institute, you are responsible for the room cost as if you were reserving the room by yourself.
ROOM RATES FOR THE WEEK
Cost below is the flat rate per person. Room rate, fees and continental breakfast (per person) are included. Shuttle transportation between the Ramada and the University is also included.
- 1 Person Occupancy - $400/week - Assumes only 1 person will occupy the room, or that others sharing the room are not attending the Summer Jazz Institute.
- 2 Person Occupancy - $200/week - Assumes 2 people will occupy the room. Designate a roommate who is also attending the Summer Jazz Institute or we can assign one to you, if possible. If not, you are responsible for the single occupancy rate.
- 3 Person Occupancy - $130/week - Assumes 3 people will occupy the room who are attending the Summer Jazz Institute. You must designate valid roommates or you will be responsible for the single occupancy rate.
- 4 Person Occupancy - $100/week - Assumes 4 people will occupy the room who are attending the Summer Jazz Institute. You must designate valid roommates or you will be responsible for the single occupancy rate.
Transportation between the hotel and the Institute is provided at no additional cost.
- June 1, 2014 - Application and application fee are due (after this date, a $25 late fee will be assessed)
- June 10, 2014 - $200 portion of the tuition must be paid
- June 13, 2014 - ALL REMAINING FEES ARE DUE!
How to Pay Your Fees
- Online when you register NOTE: You do not need to pay at the time of registration, but you can--all or in part. If you choose not to pay at the time of registration, you can pay later by check or use the payment option below to pay fees online at any time, observing all payment deadlines. Please register first before using the online payment feature below.)
- In person: Department of Music office - UT Center for Performing Arts (PA1030)
- By phone: 419.530.5072
- By Mail:
UT Summer Jazz Institute
Dept. of Music MS 605
The University of Toledo
2801 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, OH 43606
Forms of Payment*
We accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards.
Make checks payable to "UT Dept. of Music"
Do not mail cash.
Please call the UT Department of Music - 419.530.2448 or contact