UNT alumni win Grammy Awards
UNT alumni were involved in several groups that took top honors at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards on January 26, 2014. Here is a complete list of winners and nominees:
Symphony Orchestra and Grand Chorus Perform April 23
The Symphony Orchestra and Grand Chorus, led by David Itkin and Jerry McCoy, join forces on April 23 to present a program of dramatic, large-scale masterworks written during the last 150 years. Linda Di Fiore, Regents Professor of Voice, gives her farewell performance as a UNT faculty member in Brahms’ haunting Alto Rhapsody for alto, male chorus, and orchestra, and the symphony presents one of Stravinsky’s earliest masterpieces, L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird). The program will also include contemporary composer J.A.C. Redford’s elegy Rest Now, My Sister for choir and orchestra and Poulenc’s Gloria featuring UNT faculty member Carol Wilson (soprano) with the combined ensembles.
New Album Release Features Music of Joseph Klein
DENTON (UNT), Texas — A College of Music faculty concert will feature works of acclaimed composer and UNT professor Joseph Klein.
Denton Mayor Proclaims One O'Clock Lab Band Day
On the evening of November 19, 2013, Mayor Mark Burroughs of Denton Texas designated that day as One O'Clock Lab Band Day in an official proclamation ceremony at the Denton City Hall. The current One O'Clock Lab Band as well as Steve Wiest, John Murphy, Assistant Dean Raymond Rowell, Katy Kinard and Craig Marshall were in attendance along with Floyd Graham's daughter Pati Haworth. Graham founded of the Aces of Collegeland, the fore-runner to the One O'Clock. Council person Pete Kamp was instrumental in arranging for the proclamation.
UNT Jazz Singers Perform With Janis Siegel
One of the brightest stars of vocal jazz came to campus this spring for two performances with the UNT Jazz Singers in Voertman Hall. Best known as the lead singer of The Manhattan Transfer, Janis Siegel has garnered 9 Grammy wins and 17 Grammy nominations. She has generated more than a half dozen solo albums and numerous collaborative projects during her career, and has amassed a large international fan base and earned consistently high critical praise.