Welcome to the Division of Music History, Theory, and Ethnomusicology

Frank Heidlberger, Chair

The Division of Music History, Theory, and Ethnomusicology is a vibrant contributor to the College of Music. MHTE maintains a full range of academic programs from the bachelor's to the doctorate. In fact, the Ph.D. program, celebrating more than a half-century of activity, was the first in the university. Today more than 70 students are enrolled in its graduate programs.

The division offers the B.A. in Music with an emphasis in Music History; the B.M. in Music Theory, the Master of Arts in Music with concentrations in musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, and musicology with an emphasis in early music performance; the Ph.D. in Music with concentrations in music theory, and musicology.

As a hub of academic activity, the division fosters a wide range of projects and initiatives. Students are encouraged to take advantage of our faculty's vast expertise in historical musicology, theory, and ethnomusicology. Division faculty members have been recognized with significant awards for outstanding teaching, research, service and the promotion of diversity in teaching and across campus. Read More


Area Coordinators:
Danny Arthurs, Music Theory
Steven Friedson, Ethnomusicology
Margaret Notley, Music History

For additional information about our programs, please contact Prof. Frank M. Heidlberger, division chair, at frank.heidlberger@unt.edu.

MHTE News and Events

September, 2014

Joel Lester Residency, September 24-28

All lectures are open to the public.


Wednesday, 9/24

12:00-1:20pm - MUTH 6680 (Theory Pro-seminar, Jackson) - Music Building, Room 290

Lecture Title: "Some Thoughts on Prolongation and Voice Leading in Post-Tonal Music."


2:00-2:50pm - MUTH 5350 (Analysis & Performance, Jackson) - Music Building, Room 288

Lecture Title: "Listening to and Performing a Violin Sonata."


4:00-5:00pm - MHTE Division lecture - Music Building,  Room 321

Lecture Title: "Outer Form, Inner Form, and Other Musical Narratives in the First Movement of Beethoven's op. 14 no. 2."

Lecture followed by a reception in the Green Room. 


Thursday, 9/25

3:30-4:50pm - MUTH 6710 (Analytical Systems I, Heidlberger) - Music Building, Room 321

Lecture Title: "A Half-Century Perspective on the History of Music Theory."


Friday, 9/26

1:00-1:50pm - MUTH 5550 (Professional Writing, Slottow) - Music Building, Room 2006

Lecture Title: "Writing about Music Theory"


2:00-2:50pm - MUTH 5370 (Analytical Techniques III, Schwarz) - Music Building, Room 2006 

Lecture Title: "Bartok's 'Diminished Fifth' (Mikrokosmos #101) and the Octatonic Scale"


Saturday, 9/27

9:15am-5:40pm - GAMuT conference, Music Building, Recital Hall.  

2:00pm - 3:00pm - Joel Lester Keynote address: "From 'a' to "The."

For more details about the conference, visit The GAMuT Conference page

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