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Baumer String Quartet Residency Concerts

The Baumer String Quartet will spend a week at UNT this February sharing their expertise as international soloists, collaborative artists and members of world-class orchestras through masterclasses, coaching and open rehearsals. The concerts on February 18 and 19 will be highlights of this special week and will include performances with both faculty and students. Known for their technical finesse, warmth of expression and cutting-edge performances, the Baumer String Quartet is not to be missed.


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Introducing Dr. Warren Henry, Interim Dean of the College of Music

Dr. Warren Henry is currently Professor of Music Education and Interim Dean of the College of Music at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Dr. Henry received his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Music Education from the Crane School of Music (Potsdam, NY) and his Ph.D. in Music Education from Michigan State University. He is an active clinician and researcher, and he has presented many sessions at national and international conferences. In 2009, Dr. Henry was named the Outstanding Alumnus of Michigan State University’s College of Music.

Orchestra Concerts- Something for Everyone!

With two full orchestras and visiting ensembles such as the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the UNT College of Music has become a prime source of outstanding orchestral performances.

On Feb. 3, the UNT Symphony Orchestra will perform Gustav Mahler's large-scale Symphony No. 6 in A minor, sometimes referred to as his "tragic" symphony. Mahler's wife wrote at the time of its creation that it was his most personal work, saying both she and Mahler were moved to tears, "so deeply did we feel this music and the sinister premonitions it disclosed." The audience at its 1906 premiere was said to... Read more.

Division of Jazz Studies Welcomes Guest Artists

Jazz lovers have an exciting spring in store as world-renowned artists join UNT musicians for unforgettable performances.

UNT's One O'Clock Lab Band will perform with Grammy-award winning pianist and composer Danilo Pérez on March 3 as part of the Mary Jo and V. Lane Rawlins Fine Arts Series. Pérez, who is this year's Glenn E. Gomez International Artists Endowment for Jazz Studies guest artist, will be a featured soloist for the first half of the concert. His band Panama 500 will be invited to the stage for the second half of the show. The dual performance, featuring lively jazz... Read more.

UNT Opera Celebrates Strong Women

The UNT Opera has chosen a theme of celebrating strong women for this season. "The Mother of Us All," a work that chronicles the life of Susan B. Anthony and her fight for women's suffrage is the centerpiece of the spring 2016 repertoire. The second collaboration between author Gertrude Stein and composer Virgil Thompson, this 20th century modernist opera features the UNT Opera and Concert Orchestra melding together both fictional and non-fictional characters from American History. Performances begin Feb. 26 and run through March 6.

Continuing in the celebration of strong women,... Read more.

DeRosa, several alumni nominated for Grammys

Rich DeRosa, right, the director of jazz composition and arranging studies for the UNT College of Music, has been nominated for a Grammy in the Best Instrumental Composition category for his song “Neil” from the work “Lab 2015.” The composition was played by the UNT ... Read more.

The College of Music Mourns the Loss of Regents Professor Emeritus Cecil D. Adkins

Cecil D. Adkins (January 30, 1932 – November 4, 2015) was born in Red Oak, Iowa on January 30, 1932.  Adkins earned the BFA in organ in 1953 from the University of Omaha, the MM in theory in 1959 from the University of South Dakota and the Ph.D. in theory in 1963 from the University of Iowa.  His thesis was entitled “A Study of Chromaticism in the Works of Chopin.”  His dissertation was entitled “The Theory and Technique of the Monochord.”

He was assistant conductor and arranger for the Fourth Armored Division Band... Read more.

November/December Highlights

DENTON (UNT), Texas – The UNT College of Music fall concert schedule concludes with Mozart's Don Giovanni, a performance by the One O'Clock Lab Band with highly regarded drummer Dennis Mackrel, a night of chamber music presented by the UNT Center for Chamber Music Studies, a tribute to the legendary divas of jazz by the UNT Jazz Singers, and an abundance of holiday music, both in November with a Czech music festival featuring a Czech Christmas mass and in December with two concerts of classic holiday favorites: the return of last year's popular Sounds of the Holidays,... Read more.

7 Events You Don’t Want to Miss This Season!

Musicians and music lovers from around the world will flock to UNT’s College of Music this fall for a variety of concerts, events and international festivals. Classical music, jazz, the best of Broadway and holiday classics are on the program this season starting with the 51st annual American Liszt Festival in September and ending with the popular Sounds of the Holidays concert in December, this year featuring choral music.

Be sure to mark these seven big events on your calendar and check our online calendar for all concerts and events happening at the College of Music... Read more.

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