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A Musical
Education of Note

A Musical Education of Note

The UNT College of Music is one of the world's largest and most respected comprehensive music schools. The college offers fully accredited degrees from the bachelor's to doctoral levels and is home to the world's first jazz studies program.

The music faculty is made up of internationally acclaimed artists and scholars in composition, conducting, ethnomusicology, music education, music history, music theory and performance. The College of Music enriches the community by producing more than 1,000 diverse concerts and recitals annually. Distinguished UNT music alumni can be found around the globe in impressive, award-winning careers across a wide-range of music professions.

About UNT

A student-focused public research university, UNT is designated a best university by Forbes and is the largest, most comprehensive in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. With excellent academics and distinguished faculty, we are the choice of 37,000 students. We offer 100 bachelor’s, 83 master’s and 37 doctoral degree programs.

UNT College of Music offers:

  • An enduring focus on innovation. In the 1940s, we offered the nation’s first degree in Jazz Studies, and today we boast a Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia, one of the most unique and recognized centers of its kind.
  • A legacy of success, with accomplished alumni all over the world, including many award-winning performers, composers and scholars.
  • A thriving community of gifted musicians in one of the largest music schools in the country. Our students also are academically talented; we have the largest percentage of Honors College students and National Merit Scholars at UNT.
  • The opportunity to learn through collaboration with other outstanding musicians in 70 student ensembles, including specialized groups such as Baroque Orchestra and Nova, our new music ensemble.
  • More than 300 practice rooms, seven performance halls and one of the nation’s largest music libraries.
Leslie Kupetz

“I found my home in the College of Music as well as the Denton community. I didn’t know anyone when I first came to UNT, but through the Green Brigade Marching Band and living in Bruce Hall, I found my music family here at UNT.”

Leslie Kupetz

Music Education student