The UNT College of Music supports several centers for research and performance.
Denton citizens of all ages love music, so it’s not surprising that the community has embraced the New Horizons Band program.
Every semester, music education students from the University of North Texas teach small group or large ensemble sectionals with the band in a mutually beneficial partnership.
For some Denton families, the financial challenges of involving a child in band—renting a musical instrument, purchasing music and supplies, and paying a private teacher—are insurmountable. The College of Music is working to even the playing field by helping low-income students get a successful start in music through the Start Up the Band program.
The award-winning UNT String Project provides a fun, mutually beneficial learning experience for students in grades 2-9 and UNT music education majors.
Each fall, the UNT Music Building fills with the sound of more than 200 elementary children tooting, squeaking and laughing as they try out musical instruments for the first time at a very different kind of petting zoo – one that doesn’t feature animals, but includes drums, flutes, horns, violins and other orchestral instruments.
The admission process for conducting applicants will consist of two stages. The materials outlined below are to be submitted by the first Monday in December to the College of Music, Office of Admissions/Auditions.
Our alumni hold positions with prominent orchestras across the nation: