College of Music Spotlights

Richard Sparks, The Conductor's Toolbox

Richard Sparks signing new book at TMEA convention

UNT College of Music professor Richard Sparks will be signing his new book, 'The Conductor's Toolbox', at the GIA Publications booth February 15 at 2:30 during the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) state convention.

https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/the-conductors-toolbox-print-g9566

 


Dave Meder's Album PASSAGE

UNT College of Music jazz piano professor Dave Meder and the Dave Meder Trio release single from PASSAGE

NEW RELEASE: UNT College of Music jazz piano professor Dave Meder and the Dave Meder Trio release single from PASSAGE.

https://bit.ly/2Dk1DmU


Elizabeth McNutt performing on flute

Sounds Modern Performance Named To Top Ten List

Led by music director and UNT College of Music professor Elizabeth McNutt, www.SoundsModern.org was named to arts journalist Robin Coffelt’s 10 favorite music performances of 2018!

http://www.theaterjones.com/ntx/2018inreview/20181229161055/2018-12-30/The-Year-in-Music-Part-2


UNT Opera Performance Named to Top Ten List

The UNT Opera performance of Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen has been named to arts journalist Gregory Sullivan Isaacs' 10 favorite music and opera performances for 2018.

http://www.theaterjones.com/ntx/2018inreview/20181229161002/2018-12-30/The-Year-in-Music-Part-1


Benign Strangers Album Cover

Downbeat Magazine Names Davy Mooney Release as One of the Best CD’s of 2018

FACULTY RECOGNITION: "Benign Strangers," a CD released in July by Ko Omura and UNT College of Music jazz guitar professor, Davy Money, has been listed as one of the Best CDs of 2018 by Downbeat Magazine. The recording was assisted through the UNT College of Music Creative Activity Award.


UNT College of Music Logo

UNT alumni nominated for Grammy Awards

DENTON (UNT), Texas –Nominations for the 61st annual Recording Academy Grammy Awards were announced on Dec. 7. Once again, University of North Texas faculty and alumni are part of projects that have received nominations in seven categories.

Since the 1960s, UNT College of Music alumni, faculty and staff have... Read more.


UNT Two O'Clock Lab Band Appears LIVE on CBS/Channel 11 (Dallas)

Channel 11 CBS/Dallas will be broadcasting the Klyde Warren Park Christmas tree lighting event in Dallas on Saturday December 15th at 6:30 pm featuring the UNT Two O'Clock Lab Band.

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WFAA SANTA'S HELPERS: UNT College of Music patrons, faculty and staff exceeded their toy collection goals for children of Denton County.


Gunnery Sgt. Sara Sheffield portrait

UNT Alumna Gunnery Sgt. Sara Sheffield to perform in Bush State Funeral

WASHINGTONGunnery Sgt. Sara Sheffield, a graduate of the University of North Texas will participate in former President George H. W. Bush’s State Funeral as a vocalist with “The President’s Own” United States Marine Chamber Orchestra. The funeral is to be held on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Washington National Cathedral.

President Bush’s State Funeral marks the 14th such event for which “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band or Marine Chamber Orchestra has performed. “The President’s Own”... Read more.


UNT College of Music Signs Student Exchange Agreements with Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno and Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic

At the third International Festival of Czech Music, the University of North Texas signed Memoranda of Understanding with the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno and the Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic. Partnerships among UNT and these two distinguished Czech universities have existed on for some time, but the formalizing of understandings is new and important. Dean John W. Richmond of the UNT College of Music observed that, "These partnerships create important opportunties for faculty and students alike. The initial momentum for these relationships was made... Read more.


Poster for Rhythms of the Arab World

UNT hosts guest artists from Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture and presents Rhythms of the Arab World as part of a cultural and Arabic language enrichment program

What: The University of North Texas College of Music; College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences; Department of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures and Arabic program present “Rhythms of the Arab World,” a concert that culminates a larger project offering students hands-on, authentic experiences of Arab music.

 

When: 3:30 p.m. Dec. 2 (Sunday)

 

Where: Recital... Read more.


UNT Mean Green Members performing percussion at Dallas Cowboys Halftime Show

Green Brigade members perform with Meghan Trainor at Dallas Cowboys Halftime Show


UNT College of Music hosts International Festival of Czech Music celebrating the centennial anniversary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia

What: The University of North Texas College of Music hosts the third International Festival of Czech Music. The program includes an academic conference, concerts, multimedia performances and lectures open to the public. For a full list of events visit https://czech.music.unt.edu

 

When: Nov. 27 (Tuesday) – Dec. 1 (Saturday)

 

Where: For conference, performance and lecture times/locations on the UNT campus visit... Read more.


Jazz Singers release new CD

JAZZ SINGERS NEW CD DROPS: The UNT Jazz Singers newest recording, A Thousand Nights, is released to the public

"A Thousand Nights is the fourth album recorded by UNT Jazz Singers since I began teaching at UNT in Fall 2011, and I was aiming for it to showcase the diverse musical spectrum to which I strive to expose the students for their enjoyment and growth.  For the first time, we asked our guest artists-in-residence who came to UNT during the spring of 2017 and 2018  if they would be willing to be on our album, and we’re honored and delighted that all three of... Read more.


The Hollywood Reporter has ranked #UNTCoM at #19 in the "Top 25 Music Schools for Composing in Film and TV."

NEW RANKING: The Hollywood Reporter has ranked #UNTCoM at 19 in the "Top 25 Music Schools for Composing in Film and TV." See our advertisement on slide 51 and details on slides 58 and 59. https://bit.ly/2K969GR


Air Force Band Members

UNT College of Music named best school in Texas, 3rd nationwide for veterans

College Factual announced that the UNT College of Music has been named the BEST school in Texas for veterans studying music AND ranked #3 nationwide in the same category for 2019. View the article at... Read more.


University of North Texas A Cappella Choir to Partner with FWSO for Handel’s Messiah

FORT WORTH, TX—November 5, 2018 — The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with the University of North Texas A Cappella Choir. The first performance in this partnership will be the annual presentation of Handel’s Messiah under the baton of FWSO Associate Conductor Alejandro Gómez Guillén on Monday December 3, 2018 at Bass Performance Hall.

This group of exceptional young performers is part of an illustrious history of choral excellence including an international tour and various performances at national choral... Read more.


UNT Music Video honoring Mahatma Gandhi

UNT College of Music releases an original arrangement and music video honoring Mahatma Gandhi

View music video here.

 

DENTON (UNT), Texas - At the request of the Consul General of India in Houston, TX, the University of North Texas College of Music has produced and released an original arrangement and music video to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth.

“Gandhi has influenced and inspired the world through his example of peace and nonviolence,” said UNT President Neal Smatresk. “This has been a tremendous opportunity... Read more.


Aaron Olguin, headshot

Alumni Spotlight: Aaron Olguin

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Aaron Olguin, (BM '16) & (MM '18) has been appointed Principal Bass of the Trondheim, Norway Symphony Orchestra. His tenure begins January 2019.


Jackie Gao, headshot

Alumni Spotlight: Jackie Gao

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Jackie Gao (DMA, violin) was an associate producer on the documentary series "Treasures of The Earth" that won the Gold World Medal of The New York Festivals Best TV and Films 2018. This documentary series, filmed in multiple countries, has three episodes: Gems, Metals and Power. It was produced by NOVA and broadcast on PBS at the end of 2016.

"It will take... Read more.


UNT College of Music presents the delightful Czech opera, “The Cunning Little Vixen”

What: The University of North Texas College of Music presents the Czech opera “The Cunning Little Vixen” performed in English with the UNT Symphony Orchestra.

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8, 9, & 10 (Thursday, Friday & Saturday), 3:00 p.m. Nov. 11 (Sunday), with an additional performance at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 (Saturday) for the UNT International Festival of Czech Music. An “In-the-Know” pre-performance talk will be held at 6:45 p.m. before each performance.

Where:... Read more.


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