College of Music in the News

October 10, 2022

Composition Professor Receives Fellowship

Jon Nelson, Professor of Composition, received a University of North Texas Institute for the Advancement for the Arts Faculty Fellowship (IAA) for 2022-2023. The IAA allows faculty members a semester of leave to pursue creative research in the arts to promote artistic and creative expression at UNT.

October 10, 2022

Davy Mooney New Book

Assistant Professor of Jazz Guitar's newest book, “Into the Labyrinth, An Anatomy of Position Playing for Jazz Guitar” released by Mel Bay Publications Inc.

TCDA Scholarship winners
October 10, 2022

TCDA Scholarships

The Texas Choral Directors Association has granted scholarships to University of North Texas undergraduate students Sarah Barrow, Elizabeth King, Madison Pfaffenberger and Maryn West.

October 10, 2022

Alumna Wins Jeopardy!

University of North Texas music education and flute graduate, Emily Fiasco (BM ’12), won the July 13 episode of Jeopardy! She is also cousin to UNT College of Music development support coordinator, Phillip Marion (BM '14). She is shown here on set with host Mayim Bialik (l).

October 10, 2022

Alumnus Wins

The American Viola Society announced the winner of the 2022 Maurice Gardner Competition for Composers. First Prize was awarded to Daniel Sabzghabaei (BM '14, Honors College), for “Under This Blue of My Land” for viola and voice to be performed at the 2022 AVS Festival and the 47th International Viola Congress.

October 10, 2022

El Paso Jazz Girls Turns Five

Founded by University of North Texas alumna, Amanda Eckery (BM ’16, Honors College), El Paso Jazz Girls is recognizing its 5th Anniversary. In an effort to help celebrate, the UNT College of Music recently forwarded nine instruments for their student use.

October 10, 2022

Bubeck to Sing May Festival

Countertenor and University of North Texas lecturer, Daniel Bubeck, was among the soloists singing El Niño composed and conducted by John Adams at The May Festival with the Festival Chorus, Youth Chorus and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

October 10, 2022

Musicology Student Receives Grant

Emily Hicks wins grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). She’ll be working in Germany on her project, “Music of Augsburg: The Cultural Impact of Civic Musicians in Early Modern Germany.” She will visit the Stadtarchiv Augsburg and the Staats-und Stadtbibliothek Augsburg, to examine the Augsburger Baumeisterbücher (city council financial documents), guild books and craftsmen files related to musician employment from the era.

Senior Seth Carter
October 10, 2022

Tuba Student to be Featured

Senior, Seth Carter, has been invited to be a featured recitalist at the 2022 The United States Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Conference as a Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival Artist Division Gold Medalist. Seth is a University of North Texas double major in tuba performance and music education.

October 10, 2022

UNT at TMEA 2023

Conducted by University of North Texas alumnus Clinton Hardy, (MMED ’18), Trinity Springs Middle School Varsity Treble Choir has been invited by the Texas Music Educators Association to perform at the 2023 state convention in San Antonio.

October 10, 2022

Faculty Performs Three World Premieres

University of North Texas Associate Professor of Harp, Jaymee Haefner, along with colleague Matt Milewski, recently premiered three works at the American Harp Society, Inc. national conference in South Dakota. In a concert entitled “Stringscapes” Crimson Duo performed Libby Larsen’s, “…snow-haze, moonlight,” Jeffrey Paul’s “The Dust in My Eyes, the Cracks on My Hands” and Kirsten Soriano, Composer's “Aqua Luminous.”

Youtube 40k subscriber graphic
October 10, 2022

Youtube at 40k

The University of North Texas College of Music YouTube Channel subscribers now total 40,000. The channel has been viewed more than 11 million times during its lifetime averaging more than 125,000 monthly visits looking at and listening to more than 500 videos. Join the crowd from across the globe and subscribe FREE now below.

Tenor, Vineel Garisa Mahal (MM ‘19)
October 10, 2022

Breaking News: Alumnus Joins Chanticleer

Tenor, Vineel Garisa Mahal (MM ‘19), has just been announced as a member of the GRAMMY® Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer. See Vineel solo with the University of North Texas A Cappella Choir, conducted by Allen Hightower, in a 2017 performance at 5:25 below.

Tyler Mire
October 10, 2022

Alumnus Releases Album

Tyler Mire’s (BM ’10, MM ’12) Multiplayer Big Band released its first album "Critical Hits", featuring arrangements and originals from classic games such as Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger and Sonic the Hedgehog featuring more than 32 current and former University of North Texas North Texas Jazz | UNT Division of Jazz Studies alums.