College of Music Spotlights

post-it note thanking Dr. Graf for freshmen theory instruction

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. https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2019/07/women-in-jazz-sisterhood


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.

More information here


Jesse Orth publicity shot

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.

More information here


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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.

View to ISSME program here


Merril Ellis Intermedia Theater - Featuring Intermedia Concert with Video, Lights, Screens and Colors

Electronics Added as Instrument Concentration

The College of Music has added electronics as instrument of concentration. Undergraduate students pursuing a composition degree may begin declaring Electronics as their instrument of choice for Fall 2020 admission. UNT describes Electronics as a "broad category of creating audio and audio/visual music using electronic devices including computing devices (computers/tablets/phones), electronic audio hardware (analog synthesizers/digital controllers), and audio/arts technology software (audio production/video production/music programming languages)."

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2019 International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education

2019 ISSME Conference Held at UNT

The International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education was held on campus. Returning the conference to UNT recognized the College of Music’s Professor of Music Education Emeritus, Hildegard Froehlich, who is one of the founders of the discipline of sociology of music education.

View the program here.


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Alumna Kristin Bigham selected for Dallas Opera's Hart Institute

Kristin Bigham (BM '11) has been selected as one of only three individuals taking part in the administrative portion of the residency helping to create a broad network of female administrative leaders of performing arts organizations. She is the Gift Planning Associate at Lyric Opera of Chicago where she works to enhance and expand Lyric’s legacy giving program. See the full story – https://dallasopera.org/community/artist-development/hart-institute/

 


Allen Hightower Conducting Choir

The UNT A Cappella choir, conducted by Dr. Allen Hightower, has been invited to perform in San Antonio during the 2020 TMEA state convention.

A CAPPELLA CHOIR TO TMEA: The #UNTCoM A Cappella choir, conducted by Dr. Allen Hightower, Director of Choral Studies, has been invited to perform in San Antonio during the 2020 Texas Music Educators Association state convention. TMEA produces the largest music educators conference in the United States.


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Kristen Sullivan (DMA '19) and current PhD student, received Special Judges' Citation: "Championing the Music of Lesser Known Composers” at The American Prize competition for College/University Women in opera.

Kristen Sullivan (DMA '19) and current PhD student, received Special Judges' Citation: "Championing the Music of Lesser Known Composers” at The American Prize competition for College/University Women in opera.


UNT College of music courtyard conceptual image - seating areas and greenary feature

Courtyard Plans Revealed

The UNT College of Music Courtyard renovation renderings showcase a new live performance space, student and community gathering places along with a significant increase in landscaping. This view looking northeast captures the large video wall to the rear of the performance space along with a covered walkway that extends from the Voertman Concert Hall Lobby out to Avenue C.


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Composition and Media Assistant Professor, Drew Schnurr, composed the music for the film Eco-Terrorist: Battle for Our Planet

That film has recently been purchased for international distribution by Breaking Glass Pictures. The subject of the documentary is the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - a significant global story dealing with the preservation of the health of the world’s oceans. Watch here: https://bit.ly/2Qh5yWL - Read here:... Read more.


Jose R. Torres-Ramos, standing outside

José R. Torres-Ramos, PhD Candidate in Ethnomusicology is the recipient of a Diversity Dissertation Teaching Fellowship from Hiram College in Ohio

UNTCoM PHD CANDIDATE RECEIVES FELLOWSHIP: José R. Torres-Ramos, PhD Candidate in Ethnomusicology is the recipient of a Diversity Dissertation Teaching Fellowship from Hiram College in Ohio. The fellowship describes recipients as 'graduate students contributing to a diverse educational community, as evidenced in personal history and experience, research goals, or the promotion of understanding among persons of different backgrounds and ideas.'


Daniel James Chan posing with ASCAP Award

Daniel James Chan (BM '04, music composition) received a 2019 ASCAP Screen Award for Top Cable Television series “Supergirl.”

ALUMNUS ASCAP AWARD: This week Daniel James Chan (BM '04, music composition) received a 2019 ASCAP Screen Award for Top Cable Television series “Supergirl.” He serves as co-composer on that show as well as “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.”

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