Current DMA student wins BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship!
Congratulations to Aaron Hedenstrom, a second-year musical arts doctoral candidate in Jazz Performance at the University of North Texas, for being awarded the first ever BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship!
Summer workshops offered for music students of all ages!
Each summer, UNT's College of Music opens its doors to music students whose ages and levels of experience span a wide range. From elementary school students, to college graduates, students and professionals, those who want to learn more, fine tune their musical skills, or build on their knowledge of music instruction are invited to apply for the College of Music's summer workshops, many of which offer participants the opportunity to perform in public concerts throughout the summer.
UNT Acquires Gene Puerling Collection
The UNT College of Music has received music written by Grammy-winning vocal arranger and renowned vocalist, the late Gene Puerling, along with musical scores, instrumental arrangements and other memorabilia from Puerling’s widow, Helen. The Gene Puerling Collection will reside in the Special Collections section of UNT’s Music Library. The collection will be accessible for the entire UNT community and guests by special arrangement. It will be housed in UNT’s Music Library on the fourth floor of Willis Library. Those who would like to access it should give the Music Library staff at least one day’s notice to make the collection readily available. Full Article Here
Graduate student Drew Zaremba wins $10,000 Inspiration Award!
When Drew Zaremba was a toddler, he told his parents he wanted to play every instrument in the world.He learned the piano at the age of five and picked up the saxophone when he turned 10. He began composing his own music in high school. Now, the jazz studies graduate student plays six instruments and directs the Four O’Clock Lab Band. His largest endeavor yet was founding the Unity Orchestra, an effort that led to his nomination and subsequent win of $10,000 in UNT’s second annual Sherman/Barsanti Inspiration Awards.
UNT's Early Childhood Music program has begun!
Babies and young children will experience the joy of sound and musical learning this summer at the University of North Texas' Early Childhood Music program, which teaches children the foundations of music through interactive games and allows parents to participate in their children's musical education.