College of Music in the News

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.

Senior Seth Carter
October 10, 2022

Tuba Student to be Featured

Senior, Seth Carter, has been invited to be a featured recitalist at the 2022 The United States Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Conference as a Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival Artist Division Gold Medalist. Seth is a University of North Texas double major in tuba performance and music education.

October 10, 2022

UNT at TMEA 2023

Conducted by University of North Texas alumnus Clinton Hardy, (MMED ’18), Trinity Springs Middle School Varsity Treble Choir has been invited by the Texas Music Educators Association to perform at the 2023 state convention in San Antonio.

October 10, 2022

Faculty Performs Three World Premieres

University of North Texas Associate Professor of Harp, Jaymee Haefner, along with colleague Matt Milewski, recently premiered three works at the American Harp Society, Inc. national conference in South Dakota. In a concert entitled “Stringscapes” Crimson Duo performed Libby Larsen’s, “…snow-haze, moonlight,” Jeffrey Paul’s “The Dust in My Eyes, the Cracks on My Hands” and Kirsten Soriano, Composer's “Aqua Luminous.”

Youtube 40k subscriber graphic
October 10, 2022

Youtube at 40k

The University of North Texas College of Music YouTube Channel subscribers now total 40,000. The channel has been viewed more than 11 million times during its lifetime averaging more than 125,000 monthly visits looking at and listening to more than 500 videos. Join the crowd from across the globe and subscribe FREE now below.

Tenor, Vineel Garisa Mahal (MM ‘19)
October 10, 2022

Breaking News: Alumnus Joins Chanticleer

Tenor, Vineel Garisa Mahal (MM ‘19), has just been announced as a member of the GRAMMY® Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer. See Vineel solo with the University of North Texas A Cappella Choir, conducted by Allen Hightower, in a 2017 performance at 5:25 below.

Tyler Mire
October 10, 2022

Alumnus Releases Album

Tyler Mire’s (BM ’10, MM ’12) Multiplayer Big Band released its first album "Critical Hits", featuring arrangements and originals from classic games such as Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger and Sonic the Hedgehog featuring more than 32 current and former University of North Texas North Texas Jazz | UNT Division of Jazz Studies alums.

Brad Leili
September 22, 2022

Faculty on DFW TV

University of North Texas Professor of Jazz Saxophone, Brad Leali, spoke to Dallas/Fort Worth’s NBC Channel 5 about African American Music Appreciation Month.

Amanda Ekery
September 22, 2022

Alumna Named Hero

The Jazz Journalists Association names Amanda Ekery (BM ’16, Honors College) as the 2022 El Paso Jazz Award Hero. She is "committed to the growth, evolution and advancement of gender equality within jazz's national and international communities."

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.

Carmen Cusack
May 12, 2022

Alumna Tony Nominated

Carmen Cusack has been Tony nominated for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role” for her performance in “Flying Over Sunset.” See the awards show June 12 on CBS.

April 26, 2022

DMA Student to Kansas

Current University of North Texas DMA student in choral conducting, McKenna Stenson, has been appointed as Associate Director of Choral Studies/Professor of Practice at the University of Kansas.

April 18, 2022

Faculty Published

Vivek Virani published his article, “From Satsang to Stage: Negotiating Aesthetic Theologies and Aspirational Subjectivities in a North Indian Bhajan Competition,” in his discipline’s flagship journal, Ethnomusicology.

April 18, 2022

Associate Professor Featured

Opera Lafayette presents “Marie Antoinette’s Musical Legacies” series with UNT Associate Professor of Music History, Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden, discussing Antoinette's musical legacies among women in revolutionary and Napoleonic France.