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Mr. Pavel Wlosok

Pavel Wlosok


David Orr Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts

School of Music

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.3261
Office: 471 Coulter Building
Personal Website:


Pavel Wlosok, a Czech born American pianist, award winning composer, arranger and educator, received his classical education in piano performance and composition at the Conservatory of Music in Ostrava and Janacek Academy in Bmo, and earned bachelor and master degrees in jazz studies at the University of North Texas in Denton. Since August 2002, he has been professor in jazz, and Commercial Music and Audio Production aka CMAP at WCU.<br><br>While at UNT he served as pianist-composer for the One O’clock Lab Band and as solo pianist for the UNT Wind Symphony, touring with the ensemble in Europe and North America. In June 2007, WCU’s Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet performed Wlosok’s original commissioned piece “Five Miniatures for Brass Quintet” at Carnegie Hall in New York City.<br><br>Pavel’s original compositions have been performed in the Americas, Europe and Japan, and he has been a frequent lecturer at international summer jazz camps in central Europe. He is the 2000 International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE) Gil Evans Fellowship recipient and has performed and/or recorded with jazz greats Jeff Ballard, Bob Berg, Randy Brecker, Paul Bollenback, Paquito DeRivera, Dennis Dotson, John Ellis, Jon Faddis, Joel Frahm, Danny Gottlieb, Wycliffe Gordon, Tim Hagans, Louis Hayes, Conrad Herwig, Denis Irwin, Ingrid Jensen, Sheila Jordan, Victor Lewis, Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano, Rick Margitza, Jason Marsalis, Donny McCaslin, Dave Pietro, Rufus Reid, John Riley, Bob Sheppard, Ed Soph, Bobby Watson, Kenny Wheeler and many more.<br><br>Pavel has had five Jazz albums released between 2012 and 2018 on European label New Port Line: “Live At The Grey Eagle – Jubilee Suite” (2012) with John Riley on drums and Mike McGuirk on double-bass, “Czechmate” (2013) featuring Joel Frahm on tenor and soprano saxophones, “Alternate Reality” (2014) featuring Grammy Award winner Donny McCaslin on tenor saxophone, “Smile Baby Smile” (2016) with guest guitarist Paul Bollenback, and a solo release "Respectfully Yours" (2018) paying homage to his hero jazz composers. He has also released two more albums “Storyteller” (2018) featuring Rick Margitza on tenor saxophone and “Never Too Old For Love" (2020) with guest vocalist Carly Johnson accompanied by the Wlosok/McGuirk/Riley trio. All of Pavel's records are available through his website at as well as online stores such as iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby as well as available for direct streaming via iTunes Music, Spotify, and Rhapsody.<br><br>Since 2015 Pavel has been serving as pianist and choir director at the United Memorial Methodist Church in Franklin, NC. <br><br>Pavel and his wife Andrea, a classical pianist and piano teacher, live in Sylva, NC along with their three daughters.


  • MMUS, University of North Texas, Jazz Studies
  • BM, University of North Texas, Jazz Studies

Teaching Interests

Anything related to jazz music and pedagogy, music theory, composition and arranging, song-writing, and piano instruction, including classical field of study. In addition, ability to teach recording arts, including tracking, mixing, mastering, publishing, and production as well as use of vintage analog technologies such as tracking via vintage analog boards by Studer, Calrec, Cadac, or Neve and recording to reel to reel 1/2" analog machine.

Research Interests

Pianist (solo and chamber music), accompanist, composer, arranger, church pianist and choir director, producer and mixing/mastering audio engineer, researcher of jazz and contemporary music styles.

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