David Portillo, (MM ’05) tenor, has created the role of Jonathan Harker in John Corigliano’s Lord of Cries at the Santa Fe Opera. The libretto is by Mark Adamo, conducted by Johannes Debus and directed by James Darrah. Photo: Curtis Brown.
The University of North Texas College of Music is the largest public university music program in the United States and one of the most globally respected. It offers fully accredited degrees from the bachelor to doctoral levels and is home to the world’s first jazz studies degree program now in its 75th year. Faculty include internationally acclaimed artists and scholars in composition, conducting, ethnomusicology, music education, music entrepreneurship, music history, music theory and performance. The college presents more than 1,000 concerts, recitals and master classes annually. Students perform in more than 70 ensembles in nine campus venues and can be viewed worldwide via free live streaming. UNT music alumni can be found around the world in impressive, award-winning careers across a wide-range of music professions.