College of Music in the News

June 5, 2023

Music History Professor Recipient of Two NEH Grants

Associate Professor of Music History, Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden, has received, in a rare occurrence, TWO nationally competitive awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities. An NEH Summer Stipend will support her research for a project entitled “Stories of Music, Luxury, and Loss in the Age of Revolutions (1760s–1820s).” The second award is the NEH-Hagley Fellowship on Business, Culture, and Society allowing Dr. Geoffroy-Schwinden to carry out eight months of archival research at the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, Delaware. This research will culminate in a book about the musical and sonic world of the du Pont women's community from the French Revolution to the American Civil War.

May 5, 2023

Music Theory Professor Published

UNT Professor of Music Theory, David Bard-Schwarz, has a published chapter titled, “Modes of Understanding Disruption in the First Movement of Mahler’s Ninth Symphony,” in the book Ästhetische Normativität in der Musik. Edited by Tobias Janz and Jens Gerrit Papenburg, the publisher is Verlag Vittorio Klostermann edit the book.

May 5, 2023

College of Music Welcomes New Faculty

Tamar Sella joins us as Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology in the Division of Music History, Theory and Ethnomusicology. Her current research is “an ethnographic study of contemporary Mizrahi performance and cultural memory that seeks to illuminate the ways in which ongoing Jewish diasporic formations reframe colonial and racial logics in Israel/Palestine.” She holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley and a PhD from Harvard University. She comes to us from Rice University where she is the Samuel W. and Goldye Marian Spain Postdoctoral Fellow.

May 5, 2023

Faculty to be Keynote Speaker

University of North Texas Distinguished Research Professor of Music and Anthropology, Steven Friedson, will keynote speak at Yale University’s Institute of Sacred Music. Ritual Transformations of Consciousness is the institute's second annual conference in the Black sacred arts underway May 15 in New Haven, Connecticut.

December 5, 2022

Faculty Member Receives Major Award

Assistant Professor of Music Theory, Andrew Chung, received recognition at the recently held annual meeting of the Society for Music Theory. He was named a recipient of the Society’s Emerging Scholar Award for his article "What is Musical Meaning? Theorizing Music as Performative Utterance" in Music Theory Online. The award recognizes “significant contributions to music theory, analysis, or history of theory.”

October 10, 2022

Faculty on Arts Engines

Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden, Associate Professor of Music History and Program Coordinator of the new University of North Texas Bachelor of Arts in Critical Studies in Music and Society, recently appeared on Arts Engines with Aaron Dworkin speaking about serving students though evolving curriculum.

October 10, 2022

Emeritus Faculty Lends Expertise

The United States premiere of Afro-Cuban puppet opera, Manita en el suelo (1934), is performed tonight in Brooklyn. University of North Texas College of Music Emeritus faculty in musicology and Latin American opera specialist, Malena Kuss, is lending her expertise to the production which is sponsored by the Americas Society/Council of the Americas.

October 10, 2022

Doctoral Student Co-Authors

University of North Texas PhD musicology and DMA vocal performance student, Júlia Coelho, published a co-authored chapter "The Art of Liminality," in The Liminal Loop. Her portion is entitled "Sea, Saudade, and Liminality," on 13th-century Galician-Portuguese 'cantigas d'amigo' by Martin Codax from Pergamiño Vindel.

October 10, 2022

Musicology Student Receives Grant

Emily Hicks wins grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). She’ll be working in Germany on her project, “Music of Augsburg: The Cultural Impact of Civic Musicians in Early Modern Germany.” She will visit the Stadtarchiv Augsburg and the Staats-und Stadtbibliothek Augsburg, to examine the Augsburger Baumeisterbücher (city council financial documents), guild books and craftsmen files related to musician employment from the era.