October 10, 2022

Just Announced: Music Education Graduate Appointed to Board of Regents

The Office of Governor Greg Abbott announced the appointment of alumna Lindy Rydman (’72, Voice/Music Education) to the University of North Texas System Board of Regents. She is co-owner of Spec’s Wines, Spirits and Finer Foods and President of the Spec’s Charitable Foundation which has been generous in its support of UNT student scholarships, underwriting of the multi-GRAMMY nominated One O’Clock Lab Band and for significant facilities enhancements to what is now the Spec's Charitable Foundation Courtyard in the College of Music.

October 10, 2022

Alumna Joins Faculty

Collaborative piano alumna Lauren Koszyk (MM'20) joins the faculty of Opera Seme in Arezzo, Italy this summer. She is serving as opera coach, collaborative pianist and Music Director for Opera Seme's production of Umberto Giordano's opera “Mese mariano.”

October 10, 2022

Graduate to Arizona

Kelsey Nussbaum (MMEd, 2018; PhD, Music Education, 2021) has been appointed Assistant Professor of Music Education – Strings (tenure-track) at the Fred Fox School of Music at the University of Arizona. She also serves on the National String Project Consortium board and as vice-chair of the American String Teachers Association's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

October 10, 2022

Alumnus Receives Milken Prize

Grant Harbison, (MM ’10), was recently presented a Milken Educator Award. He is director of bands at The Academies at JHS, Jonesboro, Arkansas. The presentation was part of the Milken Family Foundation’s 35th tour surprising outstanding educators with the award.