College of Music Spotlights

UNT Jazz Guitars in performance

UNT Jazz showcased in downbeat magazine

The October issue of DownBeat Magazine - James Hale writes, "New Era: UNT Adapts in Highly Competitive Field." See page 108.


Dave Meder and New Piano

Yamaha Music USA and Metroplex Piano are providing a new, 7-foot Yamaha S7X grand piano in Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano, Dave Meder’s studio this academic year.

YAMAHA CORPORATION REPRESENTED AT UNT: Yamaha Music USA and Metroplex Piano are providing a new, 7-foot Yamaha S7X grand piano in Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano, Dave Meder’s studio this academic year. He was named a Yamaha Artist in August. Pictured (l-r) Tommy Edds, Regional Institutional Director for Metroplex Piano, Dave Meder, Darren Speir, Metroplex Piano owner and Dean John Richmond.


Jessica Napoles conducting ensemble

Jessica Nápoles, Interim Chair of Conducting & Ensembles, invited to conduct High School Honors Mixed Chorus at Carnegie Hall

CHORAL FACULTY TO CONDUCT IN NYC: Jessica Nápoles, Interim Chair of Conducting & Ensembles, has been invited to conduct the High School Honors Mixed Chorus at Carnegie Hall in March 2020 as part of the Honors Performance Series through World Strides. She was invited to conduct the High School Honors Women’s Chorus in 2019 and asked to return in 2020.


Dave Meder in formal atire overlooking city

Dave Meder, UNTCoM Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano, has become a YAMAHA Artist

In the announcement, he is described as a "sublime jazz pianist... A consummate musician and inspired educator."


Nick Williams posing in front of University of Melbourne sign

Nicholas Williams (BM '97, MM '04, DMA '09) has begun his position as Associate Professor of Music/Conductor of Wind Ensembles at the Melbourne Conservatory of Music at the University of Melbourne

ALUMNUS NEWS: Nicholas Williams (BM '97, MM '04, DMA '09) has begun his position as Associate Professor of Music/Conductor of Wind Ensembles at the Melbourne Conservatory of Music at the University of Melbourne.


Book Cover of Taken by the Devil by Margare Notley

Professor of Music History Margaret Notley's Book to be released as part of AMS Studies in Music

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS TO RELEASE FACULTY BOOK: Professor of Music History and Coordinator of Music History, Margaret Notley's, book, Taken by the Devil: The Censorship of Frank Wedekind and Alban Berg's “Lulu,” will be released in September as part of the AMS Studies in Music, the official series of the American Musicological Society.


Kari Adams Headshot

Kari Adams' article, "Changes to Spacing Preference in Ensembles of Varying Size: A Pilot Study," to be published in the International Journal of Research in Choral Singing

PHD STUDENT ARTICLE ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION: Kari Adams' article, Changes to Spacing Preference in Ensembles of Varying Size: A Pilot Study, to be published in the International Journal of Research in Choral Singing.


Solar Panel Field

Jie (Jackie) Gao (DMA '17), violin, was the 2018 Gold Award Winner for associate producing “Treasures of the Earth: Gems, Metals and Power,” a documentary, science & technology feature on NOVA and PBS

Jie (Jackie) Gao (DMA '17), violin, was the 2018 Gold Award Winner for associate producing “Treasures of the Earth: Gems, Metals and Power,” a documentary, science & technology feature on NOVA and PBS. Presented by the New York Festivals, this award honors creative excellence worldwide


UNT College of Music Class of 2023 posing

Welcoming the Class of 2023

More than 250 incoming Freshmen gather during First Flight 2019. Among these distinguished young musicians are 10 National Merit Scholars.

#UNTproud


Besnik Abrashi headshot

Besnik Abrashi wins first prize at the 2019 International Clarinet Association Young Artist Competition

1ST PRIZE WINNER: Besnik Abrashi, the first prize winner in the 2019 International Clarinet Association Young Artist Competition.


Megan Bailey headshot

DMA Student Megan Bailey won the tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Trumpet/High Brass at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi

DMA STUDENT APPOINTED TO FACULTY: Megan Bailey, DMA student in trumpet, has won the tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Trumpet/High Brass at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi.


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