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One O'Clock Lab Band with Dennis Mackrel

The College of Music's One O'Clock Lab Band welcomes noted jazz drummer and highly respected composer/arranger and conductor Dennis Mackrel to the University of North Texas. Mackrel will perform with the One O'Clock Lab Band at 8 p.m. on Nov. 24 (Tuesday) in Winspear Hall in the Murchison Performing Arts Center, located at 2100 Interstate 35E in Denton.

"Dennis is one of the finest drummers in jazz today. Anytime our... 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.

Thursday Night Music on the Square

DENTON, Texas (UNT) – Students and faculty from the University of North Texas' College of Music will perform classical, jazz, world and other genres this fall as part of the Thursday Night Music series at UNT on the Square.

The performances take place from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning Sept. 10 at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St.

The series has attracted visitors from Denton's historic downtown square who may not otherwise visit the gallery, said Herbert Holl, director... Read more.

UNT Opera presents Don Giovanni

DENTON (UNT), Texas – College of Music students bring to life the tale of the legendary libertine and seducer Don Juan in UNT Opera's production of Don Giovanni, a two-act opera with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

The opera will be performed in Italian with English supertitles at 8 p.m. Nov. 6 and 13 (Fridays) and 3 p.m. Nov. 8 and 15 (Sundays), with a special discounted performance at 3 p.m. Nov. 14 (Saturday) in the Lyric Theater at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, 2100 I-35E Frontage Road. UNT Opera Music Director Stephen Dubberly presents an "In The Know"... Read more.

UNT's Early Childhood Music Program

What: Early Childhood Music Program for children from birth through 5 years old. Parents and guardians participate in the sessions with their children, who experience musical learning through play.

When: Families may register for one of two 10-week sessions held Fridays and Saturdays starting Sept. 18 and 19.

Where: Room 115 in the College of Music Annex, at the corner of Avenue C and Highland in Denton

Cost/Registration: ... 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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