Faculty

February 6, 2023

Music Education Faculty Published

Crystal Lynn Gerrard-Ramirez, Assistant Professor of Music Education, published an article, “Denying America”: Vivian’s Counterstory of Undocumented Status," in the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education.

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January 5, 2023

Faculty Receives Major Commission

Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano, Dave Meder, announced as a recipient of a commission from Chamber Music America’s New Jazz Works for Denton, Texas-based Psalmic Echoes Quartet. New Jazz Works ‘provides grants to U.S. jazz ensembles to create, perform, and if desired, record new works.’ It’s supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

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January 5, 2023

Faculty and Phd Student Publish

UNT faculty Jessica Nápoles, Professor of Choral Music Education, Jamey Kelley, Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education and Music Education PhD student, Thomas J. Rinn, publish article, “Burnout and Perceived Agency Among Texas Choir Teachers,” with SAGE Publishing and Journal of Research in Music Education.

December 5, 2022

Grammy Nominations 2023

Alumni and faculty from across UNT colleges and schools were nominated or part of projects nominated in the 2023 awards (people with UNT ties in bold):

BEST ARRANGEMENT (INSTRUMENTAL or A CAPELLA)
Kings Return — “How Deep is your Love”
College of Music faculty member Rosana Eckert (producer) and College of Music alumnus Vaughn Faison (Kings Return member)

BEST CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
College of Music Alumnus Jeff Coffin — “Between Dreaming and Joy”
College of Music Alumni Michael League, Shaun Martin, Justin Stanton, Chris Bullock and Mike Maher of Snarky Puppy — “Empire Central”

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
UNT Alumna Maren Morris — “Humble Quest”

BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE
UNT Alumna Maren Morris — “Circles Around This Town”

BEST COUNTRY SONG
UNT Alumna Maren Morris — “Circles Around This Town”

BEST LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE ALBUM
Remy Le Boeuf’s Assembly of Shadows — “Architecture of Storms”
College of Music faculty member Philip Dizack (trumpet)

BEST NEW ARTIST
UNT Alumnus Tobe Nwigwe

BEST OPERA RECORDING
Metropolitan Opera — “Fire Shut Up In My Bones”
College of Music Alumna Latonia Moore as Billie

BEST TRADITIONAL POP ALBUM
College of Music Alumna Norah Jones — “I Dream of Christmas (Extended)”

December 5, 2022

Faculty And Alumna Perform With Cleveland Orchestra

The weekend of November 17, 2022, faculty countertenor Daniel Bubeck and mezzo-soprano Josefina Maldonado (BM ‘19), were soloists performing John Adams' nativity oratorio, El Niño with Johns Adams conducting The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus.

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