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UNI to host Jazz Combo Camp for students and educators June 22-27

June 5, 2003

Chris Merz, assistant professor of music, (319) 273-3077
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A Jazz Combo Camp for students and educators will be hosted by the University of Northern Iowa School of Music June 22-27.

Offered for the third year, the camp curriculum will include two daily combo rehearsals; instrumental master classes with group instruction by professional musicians; theory and improvisation, taught on three levels to meet the varying needs of students; and ear training and transcription, including learning to write jazz solos from recordings.

The camp facilitators are Christopher Merz, UNI assistant professor of music, saxophone; Brent Sandy, freelance musician from Iowa City, trumpet; Rich Medd, band director, Iowa City West High School, trombone; Bob Dunn, UNI adjunct instructor in music, guitar; Robert Washut, UNI professor of jazz studies, piano; Mark Urness, assistant professor of music at Lawrence University, Appleton, Wis., bass; and Jonathan Mele, freelance artist from New York City, drums.

For more information, contact Christopher Merz at or (319) 273-3077.