College of Music in the News

Daphne Gerling

Viola Faculty Highlighted

Daphne Gerling, Assistant Professor of Viola, was recently featured in Volume 36, Number 2 of the Journal of the American Viola Society where her article, "Interwoven Paths and Influences: Ernest Bloch, Rebecca Clarke, Paul Hindemith and their Viola Works of 1919,” appears.

Hilary Grace Taylor

DMA Student Named Finalist

DMA voice student Hilary Grace Taylor has been named a district winner of The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Next up: regional auditions.

Crystal Lynn Gerrard

Music Education Faculty Published

Crystal Lynn Gerrard, Assistant Professor of Music Education, published an article entitled "It's More Than Playing Music: Exploring Band in a Predominantly Latinx Community" in the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education.

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Theory Professor Writes Article

Assistant Professor of Music Theory, Ellen Bakulina, wrote "The Brigade Textbook: Disseminating the Riemannian Legacy in the Russian-Soviet Theoretical Tradition" for the UNT-based journal Theoria, volume 26. The article belongs to a group of three, all of which are on Russian theory and are cumulatively titled "Russian Music Theory Panel, SMT 2018." She also penned the introduction to the panel, "Theories of Harmonic Function in Russia: an Introduction to Three Essays."

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Alumnus Company Publishes Inaugural Fanfare

Sean Murphy (DMA '19, MM '13), owner of Murphy Music Press, LLC has published Fanfare Politeia composed by Kimberly K. Archer. The new composition is being premiered today by the "The President's Own" United States Marine Band during the 2021 Presidential Inauguration Ceremony.

Student String Ensemble Named National Finalist

Music Teachers National Association recently announced the UNT Frieden Quartet has been named finalist of the 2020-2021 MTNA Chamber Music Competition. Members include Charles Latimer, violin, Clarissa Tamara, violin, Patrick Hayes, viola and Alex Paradis, cello. The quartet is coached by Julia Bushkova, Professor of Violin.

Meder Receives Tour Grant

Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano, Dave Meder, received a grant enabling his trio to tour the Southeast (USA). Jazz Road, a national initiative of South Arts, is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Alumna on Cover of Opera News

Opera News features University of North Texas alumna Latonia Moore and speaks to her “coming of age in a time when operas by Black composers and on Black subjects are finally getting recognition by major opera companies.” Story by #NaomiAndré. Images by Jeffery Salter.

Alumna Begins Fellowship

Lyanne Alvarado (BM ’16) has been included in the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis inaugural class of Fellows for the Clayco Future Leaders Fellowship, a program designed to cultivate leaders in arts administration who come from historically underrepresented backgrounds, particularly those who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

Faculty On Recording

Philip Dizack, Assistant Professor of Jazz Trumpet – Improvisation appears in quartet on the new Shai Maestro album “Human.” The release is January 29, 2021 by ECM Records.

Student Wins Award

Jazz Studies student Joshua C. Jennings has been named a 2021 National YoungArts Foundation Merit winner in Jazz Trumpet.

Alumnus Named First Place

Arsentiy Kharitonov (DMA ‘17) was awarded First Place (Gold) in the All-Russia Composers Competition "STAM" in Moscow. He also received Special Prize from the Composers Expert Council. His composition in the finals was "Four Vignettes for Four Violins" written for and performed by Professor of Violin, Julia Bushkova and the soloists of ensemble ViolUNTi.

Student Success at National Conference

MM student jazz pianist and former One O'Clock Lab Band® member Michael Clement's composition, “Evading Karmacities,” to be highlighted during the 2021 Jazz Education Network National Conference. The Young Composer Showcase Session takes place on January 9, 2021 and will be performed by the Ryan Middagh Jazz Orchestra.

Master's Student Accepts Position

MM student, Vannesa Nates, joins the National Alliance for Audition Support training program in a collaborative effort led by the Sphinx Organization “to increase diversity in American orchestras by offering Black and Latinx musicians a customized combination of mentoring, audition preparation, financial support and audition previews.”

Bruce Broughton Collection Arrives

John W. Richmond, Dean of the UNT College of Music, stands with 67 boxes containing materials for the Bruce Broughton Collection. The collection is to be quarantined then scanned for scholarly observation and research then permanently stored at the Research Collections Library.

Alumna Leads Orchestra

Amy Wilson (MM ’07) Artistic Director of the Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra, spoke with Georgia based Huthmaker Violins “Classes for the Curious Musician – Amy Wilson, Woman in Charge” where she discusses what it’s like to become a conductor and what a musician can do to be a contributing, vital member of an ensemble.