Dr. Jack Unzicker, Assistant Professor of Double Bass at the University of Texas at Arlington, is an active educator, orchestral and chamber musician, and soloist. In addition to heading the double bass studio, Dr. Unzicker has also taught Music History, Music Literature, Music in Film, Beginning and Advanced String Music Education, Ear Training, and Music Appreciation at the University of Texas at Arlington. Previously, he has served on the faculties of Texas Tech University, Tarleton State University, Texas Woman’s University, North Texas Double Bass Camps, and Hong Kong Youth Music Camp. He has performed, adjudicated, and presented at the International Society of Bassists, American String Teachers Association, and Texas Music Educators Association Conventions and is featured in articles on playing and teaching the double bass in The Strad and Strings Magazine.
Dr. Unzicker 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), Dallas Chamber Orchestra, Dallas Wind Symphony, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, and the Metropolitan Classical Ballet. He also performs regularly with the Dallas Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and Dallas Opera. Dr. Unzicker is an ardent and sought after chamber musician, performing with Amici di Corde San Marco, Caminos Del Inka, Chamber Music Festival Saugatuck, Gyros String Quintet, Orqesta Divertimento (Costa Rica), and Santa Fe Pro Musica. Dr. Unzicker’s recent concerto performances include three seminal works of Giovanni Bottesini, Concerto No. 2 in B Minor, Passione Amorose, and the Gran Duo Concertante.
Dr. Unzicker received his DMA and MM from the University of North Texas and BMus from Western Washington University.