Dr. Jack Unzicker
Assistant Professor of Double Bass, String Music Education, Music Theory
Location: FA 254
Mailing Address: UTA Box 19105
Dr. Jack Unzicker, Assistant Professor of Double Bass at the University of Texas at Arlington, is an active educator, orchestral and chamber musician, soloist, and conductor. He is currently the principal double bassist of the Dallas Chamber Symphony and Plano Symphony Orchestra. He has performed as principal of the AIMS Festival Orchestra (Graz, Austria), Caminos del Inka, Caprock Pro Musica, Dallas Chamber Orchestra, Dallas Wind Symphony, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Classical Ballet, Orquestra Divertimento (Costa Rica), Santa Fe Pro Musica. Dr. Unzicker has performed on four continents and across the United States. He also performs with the Dallas Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and Dallas Opera.
In addition to heading the double bass studio at the University of Texas at Arlington, Dr. Unzicker's courses include Music History, Music Literature, Music in Film, Beginning and Advanced String Class, Ear Training, and Music Appreciation. Previously, he has taught on the faculties of Texas Tech University, Tarleton State University, Texas Woman’s University, North Texas Double Bass Camps, Hong Kong Youth Music Camp, Jack Unzicker Double Bass Workshop (Juneau, Alaska), and as a guest artist at the University of Oklahoma and Valparaiso University. He has performed and lectured at the International Society of Bassists, American String Teachers Association, and Texas Music Educators Association Conventions. Dr. Unzicker is featured in articles on playing and teaching the double bass in The Strad and Strings Magazine.
Dr. Unzicker received his Doctor of Musical Arts, Master of Music Degree, and the Outstanding Graduate Student in Strings Award from the University of North Texas. He received his Bachelor of Music Degree, magna cum laude, and the College of Music Outstanding Graduate Award from Western Washington University. He has studied additionally at the Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and the Henry Mancini Institute.