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Welcome to the Graduate Studies Homepage. Graduate students play a vital role in the intellectual and musical life of the College of Music in particular and the University of North Texas in general. In order that you achieve your academic and creative goals, you must know the expectations, policies, and procedures that pertain to your particular course of study. This site provides a centralized source of information for graduate students as you pursue your degree. The links to the left provide information pertaining to 1) incoming students, 2) particular areas of study, and 3) current students in general. In addition, please consult the College of Music Graduate Studies Organization, which is accessible on Blackboard Learn. We will use this site to distribute announcements to all current graduate students and you will use it to 1) submit topic proposals for MA, DMA, and PhD theses and 2) to sign up for DMA qualifying exams. Finally, familiarize yourself with the portions of the Graduate Catalog and the Toulouse Graduate School Website that pertain to your degree. The Graduate Studies Office is here to support your progress towards graduation. Please do not hesitate to contact us at music.grad@unt.edu with any questions or concerns.

Dr. Benjamin Brand, Director of Graduate Studies

Dr. Colleen Conlon, Graduate Academic Advisor, (940) 565-2930

Ms. Devyn Dougherty, Assistant to the Director, (940) 565-3721

Offices are in Chilton Hall 211

N.b. Graduate students must use their EagleConnect email address for all UNT-related correspondence.

Graduate Student News

Andrea Recek publishes in Le Jeu D'Adam


Andrea Recek (PhD, musicology) publishes a study of the plainsong in the twelfth-century Play of Adam (Le Jeu d'Adam) in the modern edition of this dramatic text published by Dr. Christophe Chaguinian (Assistant Professor, World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of North Texas).

Salma Bachar and Salwa Bachar to participate in Bach workshops

Salma Bachar (MM, violin) and Salwa Bachar (MM, viola) were both selected to participate in the American Bach soloist workshops for young professionals. The workshops are held annually in San Francisco.



2nd Annual UNT Graduate Exhibition

Congratulations to all of the participants in the 2nd Annual UNT Graduate Exhibition.

Poster Presentations Humanities Category
Abigail Chaplin-Kyzer (MA, music history) - 2nd Place Prize
Jose Torres (PhD, music education) - 3rd Place Prize

Poster Presentation Social and Behavioral Sciences
Eric Wallace (DMA, trombone performance) - 2nd Place Prize

Music Performances
Jennifer Betzer (DMA, harp performance) - 1st Place Prize
Rebecca Arden (MM, harp performance) - 2nd Place Prize
Robert Trusko (MA, composition) - 3rd Place Prize


Hentus van Rooyen wins First Prize

Hentus van Rooyen (DMA, organ performance) won first prize in the graduate division at the annual San Antonio Organ Competition.







Robert Anderson article published in The Musical Times

Robert Michael Anderson's (PhD student, musicology) article ‘Polemics or philosophy? Musical pathology in Eduard Hanslick’s Vom Musikalisch-Schönen was published in the Autumn 2013 edition of The Musical Times.







Eldred Marshall conducts the Black Sea Philharmonic

Eldred Marshall conducted Beethoven's Coriolan Overture and Symphony No. 7 and Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24 with the Black Sea Philharmonic in Constanta, Romania. He will have another guest conducting residency in Fall, 2014.



Jennifer Willis with the Maine Ballet Company

Jennifer Willis (MM, performance) performed as Principal Flute with the Maine Ballet Company's Nutcracker Ballet in December, 2014.









Jessica Morel nominated by Conductor's Guild for the Thelma A. Robinson Scholarship

Jessica Morel (DMA performance, orchestral conducting) was selected by the Conductor's Guild to be nominated for the Thelma A. Robinson Scholarship. The Scholarship is sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs.





Yang Ding wins 2nd place in International Piano Competition

Yang Ding (DMA performance) won second place in the Jacob Flier International Piano Competition in New York and was invited to perform recitals and masterclasses across the United States and China.



Kristyn Son performs at Carnegie Hall

Kristyn Son (DMA-performance) won the American Protégé International Flute Competition and had the honor of performing at Carnegie Hall in the Weill Recital Hall in Spring, 2013.