June 5, 2023

Student to San Marcos

University of North Texas PhD student Thomas Rinn has been appointed as Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Music Education at Texas State University, San Marcos.

June 5, 2023

ASCAP Awards Alumnus

Through a national juried competition, Jack Lanhardt (BM ’23) has received a Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award. The American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) Foundation describes recipients as up-and-coming composers and are proud to be a part of their creative journey.

June 5, 2023

Dexter Named Presser Scholar

Matthew Dexter, bass-baritone, received the 2022-2023 Presser Award. Considered the most prestigious undergraduate award in music at UNT, the Presser Foundation Undergraduate Scholar award is presented annually to a student, at the conclusion of his or her junior year, who has shown extraordinary musical and academic accomplishments. The winner is nominated and selected by the UNT music faculty and receives the award from the Presser Foundation, which awards annual scholarships, grants and funds for furthering music education and music in America. The organization was founded in 1916 by Theodore Presser, music publisher and philanthropist.

May 5, 2023

Newest Presser Graduate Scholar Named

The 2023 Presser Foundation Graduate Award winner is Colin Stokes. He is a UNT College of Music PhD student in the Division of Composition Studies. His proposal was titled “Otherness Together, a collaborative intermedia piece exploring issues of racial identity, transnationality, and otherness.” The piece will be created in collaboration with United Arab Emirates-born Palestinian visual artist Qais Assali. According to the Presser Foundation, "The program is designed to encourage and support, in a special way, the advanced education and career of truly exceptional graduate music students who have the potential to make a distinguished contribution to the field of music."

May 5, 2023

Graduate Student Awarded

Vocal DMA student and incoming MBA student in music business, Cherisse Williams, is the recipient of the 2023 Eagle Award: CommUNiTy Activist for an Individual. The award honors a student who “demonstrates a significant and exceptional commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion within the UNT community.” Annually, UNT Student Activities collaborates with the Center for Leadership and Service and Multicultural Center in recognizing students, organizations and advisors. Photo: Lauren Salazar.

April 7, 2023

UNT Wins National Trumpet Competition

UNT won the 2023 National Trumpet Competition - Yamaha College Large Ensemble Division held in Boulder, Colorado. Flanked by competition officials, members of the ensemble are l-r Emily Tourgeman, McKenna Hill, Abby Ward, Tyler Sarver, Guillem Toro Senent, Remy Gilboe, Ben Gerkins and Parker Burkey. Faculty coaches are Caleb Hudson, Raquel Samayoa and John Holt.