College of Music Spotlights

UNT Opera Awarded Two Prizes

UNT Opera has been awarded two prizes in the National Opera Association competition for the best college productions in America. The Cunning Little Vixen, by Leoš Janáček won 2nd place while Gianni Schicchi and Le testament de la tante Caroline, by Giacomo Puccini/Albert Roussel won 3rd place in their divisions.

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Jazz Trumpets performing

UNT’s One O'Clock Lab Band invited to perform at Lincoln Center

The UNT One O'Clock Lab Band has been invited to perform at Lincoln Center as part of the inaugural Jack Rudin Jazz Championship. The invitation came from Wynton Marsalis to UNT President, Neal Smatresk. Only ten collegiate ensembles were invited. See the full release here


Bruce Broughton

Emmy-winning composer Bruce Broughton to donate music scores to UNT Music Library

Multi Emmy-winning composer Bruce Broughton has made a commitment to donate his collection of music scores for film, television, video games, theme parks and concert music to the UNT Music Library in support of the media music initiatives in the College of Music.


Dr. Chesky giving presentation

The Texas Center for Performing Arts Health is collaborating with Denton ISD

COLLABORATION CREATED: The Texas Center for Performing Arts Health, which includes faculty from the University of North Texas/and #UNTCoM and UNT Health Science Center, is collaborating with Denton ISD to train arts teachers to incorporate health and safety into their classes. https://news.unt.edu/news-releases/unts-texas-center-performing-arts-hea...

 


HarpBeats performing on stage

HarpBeats ensemble, led by Assistant Professor Jaymee Haefner, has been invited to perform at the World Harp Congress in Cardiff, Wales

BREAKING NEWS: UNTCoM’s HarpBeats ensemble, led by Assistant Professor Jaymee Haefner, has been invited to perform at the World Harp Congress in Cardiff, Wales at the Royal Welsh College of Music in Drama in Summer 2020. http://worldharpcongress.com/

 


New Zealand String Quartet Promotional Flyer

The New Zealand String Quartet performed at UNT

NEW ZEALAND STRING QUARTET: As part of the UNT Initiative for the Advancement of the Arts. The New Zealand String Quartet performed as part of their residency.


Maria Schneider - One O'CLock lab band performance flyer

Maria Schneider performed with The One O'Clock Lab Band, Alan Baylock, director, as part of a week-long residency

MARIA SCHNEIDER WITH THE #UNTCoM ONE O'CLOCK LAB BAND: As part of the UNT Initiative for the Advancement of the Arts, 12 time GRAMMY nominee and five time GRAMMY winner, Composer, Maria Schneider performed with The One O'Clock Lab Band, Alan Baylock, director, as part of a week-long residency.


David Childs and Daniel Cook headshots

Childs and Cook Selected as Artistic Leadership for Dallas Brass Band

CHILDS AND COOK SELECTED AS ARTISTIC LEADERSHIP FOR DALLAS BRASS BAND: UNTCoM Professor of Euphonium, David Childs, will become Principal Conductor while Daniel Cook, UNTCoM Lecturer in Wind Studies, Conductor of Wind Ensemble and Director of Athletic Bands, will serve as Resident Conductor.


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.


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