Division of Conducting and Ensembles


College of Music ensembles appear regularly at prestigious state, national and international conferences including the American Choral Directors Association, the College Band Directors National Conference, the Music Educators National Conference, the International Association of Jazz Educators, the Boston Early Music Festival, the National Collegiate Choral Organization, and many others.

Division of Jazz Studies

The UNT One O'Clock Lab Band is the centerpiece of the program, which offers bachelor and master of music degrees in jazz studies. Eleven faculty, each renowned and respected in the field, instruct almost 400 majors in areas of applied instrumental performance, vocal jazz and composition/arranging. Almost 75 majors are recipients of endowed jazz scholarships.

Division of Keyboard Studies


  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Music with a major in performance and specialization in Piano Pedagogy
  • Master of Music with a major in performance specialization in collaborative piano
  • Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts all with a major in performance and specialization: Piano, Organ, Harpsichord

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Division of Music History, Theory and Ethnomusicology

It sponsors a lecture series that annually attracts scholars from throughout the world, regularly invites short residencies from major figures in the disciplines, and in recent years has hosted important international conferences on Strauss, Berlioz, and 500 years of printed music.

It publishes Theoria, a journal devoted to historical aspects of music theory.

Annually the division conducts study abroad opportunities in Eastern Europe, Africa, and China.

Division of Vocal Studies

Faculty and students of the Division of Vocal Studies regularly perform in opera, concert, and recital both on and off-campus. For a listing of UNT events, go to: calendar.music.unt.edu

Recent guests include Darren Keith Woods and Joseph Illick of Fort Worth Opera, Matthew Horner of IMG Artists, Ann Baltz of OperaWorks, and David Brock of Texas Christian University and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.

Alumni of the Division of Vocal Studies include:

Guest Artist/Faculty Recital: Yuri Anshelevich, cello and Steven Harlos, piano

uri Anshelevich
Russian-born cello
virtuoso Yuri Anshelevich was born into a musical family, and made his
recital debut at the age of 9. Five years later, he had already earned a
place to study at the famed Moscow State Conservatory, graduating with
highest honors in 1960. He won First Prize in the Cello Division of the
All-Russian Competition, which led to studies with Mstislav
Rostropovich, one of the greatest cellists of the 20th century.