College of Music Spotlights

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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.

Illustration of Valkyrie from Wagner's Die Walkure

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.”

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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.

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).

Advertisement for Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition

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"

Associate Professor Donna Emmanuel and Assistant Professor Crystal Gerrard co-presented "Reconceptualizing Community Engagement: An Ecology of Wholeness"

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Faculty Appreciation towards Benjamin Graf

A student note of thanks posted on the office door of Benjamin Graf, Senior Lecturer of Music Theory.

Sisters of Swing - Female Jazz Musicians Performing

Vanity Fair Highlights Women in Jazz at UNT

Writing about inclusivity, "...the formal jazz-study hubs for aspiring musicians, such as the Juilliard School, Berklee College of Music, the University of North Texas College of Music, the Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts, and the University of Michigan, which have opened the music to women and other students from all backgrounds." Seven mentioned in the article will be guests on campus while two have performed on campus.

Patrick Miller in the classroom

Alumnus works to support LGBTQ youth

Patrick Miller (BM '15), a Coppell (TX) music teacher, has been working to create LGBTQ scholarship for youth who show community leadership.

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Jesse Orth (MM '10 & DMA '15) has been appointed to a tenure track faculty position at Texas A&M University at Kingsville

ALUMNUS NEWS: Jesse Orth (MM '10 & DMA '15) has been appointed to a tenure track faculty position at Texas A&M University at Kingsville as Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium.

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Incoming Faculty Member to Work With Title I Houston High Schools

The Houston (TX) Chamber Choir recently announced that their 2019-2020 season will include Kristina Caswell MacMullen working with eight Houston area Title I high schools. Dr. MacMullen joins the UNT faculty as Associate Professor of Choral Studies.

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Alexander Longnecker (MM '18) accepted into the MM in Early Music Program at the Yale School of Music

ALUMNUS SUCCESS: Alexander Longnecker (MM '18), tenor, has been accepted into the MM in Early Music Program at the Yale School of Music.

Stephen Slottow's "The Americanization of Zen Chanting" Book Cover

Associate Professor of Music Theory Stephen Slottow's "The Americanization of Zen Chanting" reviewed

Associate Professor of Music Theory's book, The Americanization of Zen Chanting, has been reviewed by James Ishmael Ford. "Stephen Slottow left me nourished and inspired."

William Coppola playing fugel horn

William J. Coppola Receives Hildegard C. Froehlich Early Career Researcher Award

The College of Music assistant professor of music education, William J. Coppola, has been named the recipient of the inaugural Hildegard C. Froehlich Early Career Researcher Award. This award was presented for his paper, Performing Humbleness & Haughtiness: Dramaturgical Perspectives of Musical Humility & Pride during the International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education.

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