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

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.

Anuj Bhutani
September 22, 2022

Alumnus Wins Award

Anuj Bhutani (BM '21) has been awarded the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) Foundation's Morton Gould Award for “On Letting Go” for solo cello and live electronics.

UNT Welcome Center

UNT Named Best Performing Arts School

College Gazette named the University of North Texas the Best Performing Arts College in the United States. According to the authors, “These [ten institutions] are exceptionally prestigious schools that regularly invite major guest artists to campus, are highly selective, and have stellar faculty who are accomplished performing artists themselves.” In addition to the significant offerings of the College of Music, the ranking includes our friends in UNT Department of Dance and Theatre along with the extensive UNT Music Library.

Yamaha Excellence

UNT College Of Music Named To Distinguished List

 The Yamaha Institution of Excellence program has included the UNT College of Music in its inaugural list of 10 distinguished colleges and universities recognizing extraordinary commitment to innovation in the study of music. “These schools rise to the level of exceptional academic leadership that first inspired Yamaha to introduce this vital program and we are eager to join with them in a shared mission,” said Dan Rodowicz, senior director, Institutional Sales, Yamaha. According to John W. Richmond, dean of UNT’s College of Music, “We are thrilled to be included in Yamaha’s inaugural class of Institutions of Excellence and are eager to evolve our relationship with Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) from a transactional one to a collaborative one. We envision collaborations across domains in music performance, music technology, music education, music production/distribution, instrument design/engineering/testing, music business and musicians’ health. We believe this new way of work to be enlightened and momentous. We can’t wait to get started!”