College of Music in the News

October 10, 2022

Faculty Joins Faculty

Music Across the Pond announces the inclusion of University of North Texas Associate Professor of Choral Studies Kristina Caswell MacMullen. The Summer program takes place June 4-27 in Cornwall and Oxford, England.

October 10, 2022

Alumna Joins Faculty

Collaborative piano alumna Lauren Koszyk (MM'20) joins the faculty of Opera Seme in Arezzo, Italy this summer. She is serving as opera coach, collaborative pianist and Music Director for Opera Seme's production of Umberto Giordano's opera “Mese mariano.”

October 10, 2022

Voice Student Honored

The National Student Auditions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) named University of North Texas vocal performance undergraduate student, Matthew Dexter, as Honorable Mention in his category at their Chicago national conference.

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

Graduate to Arizona

Kelsey Nussbaum (MMEd, 2018; PhD, Music Education, 2021) has been appointed Assistant Professor of Music Education – Strings (tenure-track) at the Fred Fox School of Music at the University of Arizona. She also serves on the National String Project Consortium board and as vice-chair of the American String Teachers Association's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

October 10, 2022

Alumnus Receives Milken Prize

Grant Harbison, (MM ’10), was recently presented a Milken Educator Award. He is director of bands at The Academies at JHS, Jonesboro, Arkansas. The presentation was part of the Milken Family Foundation’s 35th tour surprising outstanding educators with the award.

October 10, 2022

Alumnus Wins Prize

JaRod Hall (BM ‘14) won the 2021 Barbara Buehlman Prize for Composition for his piece, “Through the Storm” to be premiered by a 2022 performing ensemble at the 76th Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic.

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

Davy Mooney New Book

Assistant Professor of Jazz Guitar's newest book, “Into the Labyrinth, An Anatomy of Position Playing for Jazz Guitar” released by Mel Bay Publications Inc.

TCDA Scholarship winners
October 10, 2022

TCDA Scholarships

The Texas Choral Directors Association has granted scholarships to University of North Texas undergraduate students Sarah Barrow, Elizabeth King, Madison Pfaffenberger and Maryn West.

October 10, 2022

Alumna Wins Jeopardy!

University of North Texas music education and flute graduate, Emily Fiasco (BM ’12), won the July 13 episode of Jeopardy! She is also cousin to UNT College of Music development support coordinator, Phillip Marion (BM '14). She is shown here on set with host Mayim Bialik (l).

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.

October 10, 2022

El Paso Jazz Girls Turns Five

Founded by University of North Texas alumna, Amanda Eckery (BM ’16, Honors College), El Paso Jazz Girls is recognizing its 5th Anniversary. In an effort to help celebrate, the UNT College of Music recently forwarded nine instruments for their student use.

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