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The Movie Music of John Williams

UNT Wind Ensemble to present the music of Star Wars and other John Williams favorites


DENTON (UNT), Texas - Just in time for the much anticipated release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the University of North Texas College of Music Wind Ensemble is paying tribute to John Williams, composer of the franchise’s soundtracks. The event, which also will feature music from E.T. the Extra-TerrestrialIndiana JonesJawsSuperman and other well-known Williams compositions, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 (Thursday) in Margot and... Read more.

Sounds of the Holidays

‘Tis the season for UNT College of Music to spread joy with unique takes on holiday tunes

DENTON (UNT), Texas - The University of North Texas College of Music is ringing in the season with drummers drumming and tubas bellowing with UNT Sounds of the Holidays and TUBACHRISTMAS.

At 8 p.m. Dec. 3 (Saturday), UNT Percussion will celebrate the season with UNT Sounds of the Holidays: Twelve Drummers Drumming at the Margot and Bill Winspear Performance Hall in the Murchison Performing Arts Center, 2100 Interstate 35E, Denton. The family-friendly event... Read more.

Roomful of Teeth to serve as 2016-17 artist-in-residence

What: A free performance by Roomful of Teeth, the Grammy-winning vocal ensemble and artist-in-residence at the University of North Texas for 2016-17.

When: 8 p.m. Oct. 17 (Monday)

Where: Paul Voertman Concert Hall, located in the Music Building at 415 Avenue C, Denton.

Cost: Free, but interested guests are asked to reserve their seats at http://www.thempac.com.

Parking: Free parking will be available in lots 4 and 26. View the UNT parking map ... Read more.

Lab bands, jazz ensembles featured at UNT Union Syndicate

The University of North Texas College of Music is celebrating 70 years of jazz by offering free evening and lunchtime jazz performances in the University Union Syndicate, 1155 Union Circle. 

The free weekly concerts are open to the UNT community and the general public. Performances will showcase the UNT College of Music's variety of jazz ensembles at noon on Thursdays and Fridays and 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The One O'Clock Lab Band will kick off the first Wednesday night and Thursday lunchtime events.


The Tuesday at 9 p.m. schedule includes: 

Sept... Read more.

UNT leaders, students to visit Cuba

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- University of North Texas ambassadors – both faculty and students, as well as President Neal Smatresk – are heading to Cuba in May 2017 to pursue educational and cultural opportunities. UNT will be one of the first American universities to collaborate with Cuba.

Smatresk sees the Cuba trip as a chance for UNT to expand its international reach and studies.

"I'm thrilled about the potential to develop research and educational opportunities in Cuba," Smatresk said. "This trip opens the door for collaborations, faculty and student... Read more.

John Richmond named dean of UNT’s College of Music

DENTON (UNT), Texas - John W. Richmond, director of the Glenn Korff School of Music in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been named the dean of the University of North Texas College of Music.

“Dr. Richmond possesses the leadership and experience needed to support and grow the reputation of UNT’s College of Music as one of the largest and most respected comprehensive music schools in the world,” said Finley Graves, provost and vice president for... Read more.

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