College of Music Spotlights

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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.


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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.


Redi Llupa performing Joseph Klein's music

Composition Chair Joseph Klein releases video of composition "Der Saus und Braus"

COMPOSITION CHAIR RELEASES VIDEO: The work by Joseph Klein, Distinguished Teaching Professor and Chair of the Division of Composition Studies, is his 2017 composition, Der Saus und Braus. The piece is played by Redi Llupa.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aboUopRzXj0


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Lucas Willsie (DMA '19) earns faculty appointment at The Swinney Conservatory of Music

UNTCoM's Lucas Willsie (DMA '19) has been appointed to the faculty of The Swinney Conservatory of Music at Central Methodist University in Fayette, MO.


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Eugene Migliaro Corporon Guest Conducts USM Conducting Workshop

CORPORON SPECIAL GUEST CONDUCTOR IN MAINE: Jacqueline Townsend (DMA '18) Director of Wind Studies at the University of Southern Maine hosted UNTCoM's Director of Wind Studies and Regents Professor, Eugene Migliaro Corporon, as he conducted at the culminating concert of the USM conducting workshop.

https://usm.maine.edu/publicaffairs/band-leaders-gather-hone-conducting-skills-usms-school-music

 


Harrison Dearman and Tomas de la Rosa posting at Aspen Music Festival

UNT College of Music Represented at Aspen Music Festival

UNTCoM AT ASPEN: Harrison Dearman, bassist (l) and violist Tomas de la Rosa pose for the camera at the Aspen Music Festival.


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College of Music Announces its first-ever scholarship endownment in Vocal Jazz

VOCAL JAZZ SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCED: The College of Music announces its first-ever scholarship endowment in Vocal Jazz. The grant made to the Division of Jazz Studies is from the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation.

www.ellafitzgerald.com/foundation


Raylin Hooks awarded a Clarinet by François Kloc, Buffet Crampon CEO

Masters Student Raylin Hooks (BM '19) receives the Stanley Drucker Award

ALUMNA/CURRENT STUDENT AWARDED: Raylin Hooks (BM '19) and current MM student, received the Stanley Drucker Award by François Kloc, Buffet Crampon CEO who presented her with a Tradition clarinet.


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MM Student Raylin Hooks awarded Stanley Drucker Award

ALUMNA/CURRENT STUDENT RECEIVES AWARD: Raylin Hooks (BM '19) and current MM student was awarded the Stanley Drucker Award. With the award she received a new Buffet Tradition clarinet.


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Fanfare Magazine praises piano DMA Candidate Dzmitry Ulasiuk

FANFARE MAGAZINE PRAISES UNT PIANO DMA CANDIDATE: Dzmitry Ulasiuk has the rhythmic suppleness of an inner dancer... he phrases with delicately inserted hesitations and slight rubato. Virtuosity comes out in the soft rapid finger work... which he handles with captivating lightness." Huntley Dent reviewing the Centaur recording of Prokofiev's 10 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75. https://dzmitryulasiuk.com https://fanfarearchive.com/


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UNT Faculty participate in Pittsburgh Opera Festival

FACULTY IN PITTSBURGH: Assistant Professor and tenor, William Joyner sang the role of Siegmund while Professor Jonathan Eaton, the UNT Margot and Bill Winspear Chair in Opera Studies, directed Pittsburgh Festival Opera's production of Wagner’s “The Valkyrie.”

https://pittsburghfestivalopera.org/whats-on


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Lindsay Pope (DMA '19) was honored with the 2019 Toulouse Dissertation Award in the Fine Arts field

ALUMNA HONOR: Lindsay Pope (DMA '19) was recently honored with the 2019 Toulouse Dissertation Award in the Fine Arts field. "You were nominated by the Division of Conducting and Ensembles and selected by a university-wide faculty committee... the standard for this award reflects a rather high bar..." Joseph Oppong, Academic Associate Vice Provost.


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Organ Historical Society on Campus

Attendees of the national convention in Dallas (TX) visited the #UNT campus Thursday with a number of lectures and recitals planned and open to the public.

https://organ.music.unt.edu/instruments

https://organhistoricalsociety.org/


Jazz Singers with Director Jennifer Barnes

Jazz Singers invited to perform at 2020 JEN conference in New Orleans

BREAKING NEWS: JAZZ SINGERS TO PERFORM AT JEN: The Board of Directors of the Jazz Education Network has invited the Jazz Singers, conducted by Jennifer Barnes, to perform at the 2020 JEN conference in New Orleans.


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In Memoriam: Maudell Gentry Baker (BM '34), first recipient of music degree of NTSTC

Maudell Gentry Baker (BM '34), first recipient of a music degree from what was then North Texas State Teachers' College, has died. She was 105 years old.


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Professor Scott Tixier included on "The Lion King" Soundtrack

The release of Disney's The Lion King included assistant professor of jazz violin, Scott Tixier (r. in photo), playing the music of composer, Hans Zimmer (l in photo).


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Keyboard Studies in the Limelight

This keyboard advertisement appeared on the inside front cover of the program book for the 2019 Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition held on the campus of one of our colleague institutions in Dallas (TX).


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College of Music Faculty present in Ireland at Mayday Group Colloquium

Sean Powell, Chair of Music Education presented "One-Dimensional Praxis: The Ideology of Performance and Competition in Music Education" https://mdg31.weebly.com/sean-robert-powell.html

Associate Professor Donna Emmanuel and Assistant Professor Crystal Gerrard co-presented "Reconceptualizing Community Engagement: An Ecology of Wholeness" https://mdg31.weebly.com/crystal-gerrard--donna-emmanuel.html


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