College of Music in the News

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.

UNT Faculty Member Joins Yale Steering Committee

The Yale Institute of Sacred Music has appointed Steven Friedson, University Distinguished Research Professor of Music and Anthropology, to its new Black Sacred Arts Steering Committee to design and implement a series of international conferences and related publications over the next four years. “This initiative will make a substantial contribution to an underrepresented field of study and to the diversification of sacred music studies.”

Opera Nationally Recognized

The National Opera Association Opera Production Competition for 2019-2020 recently announced that the UNT Opera production of Don Giovanni won 2nd Place in Division VI of the competition. Jonathan Eaton is the Margot and Bill Winspear Chair in Opera Studies.

Alumna Receives National Academic Honor

Lindsay Pope (DMA ’19) has received the Julius Herford Dissertation Prize recognizing outstanding doctoral terminal research project in choral music. Her dissertation titled Beyond the Binary: The Intersection of Gender and Cross-Cultural Identity in Reena Esmail's Life and Choral Works was previously honored with the University of North Texas 2019 Toulouse Dissertation Award in the Fine Arts field by the Toulouse Graduate School. According to Allen Hightower, Professor of Music and UNT College of Music Director of Choral Studies says, “There is no higher academic recognition in our field than the Julius Herford Dissertation Prize.”

Student Wins Brahms Society Award

The American Brahms Society has awarded the Karl Geiringer Scholarship to current UNT PhD student, Robert Anderson, in support of his dissertation “Ideale Hausmusik”: Johannes Brahms’s Vocal Quartets (opp. 31, 52, 64, 65, 92, 103) and the Politics of Domestic Music.

Dr. Capital stands with collorators outdoors at "Motto Shikoku Ongakusai 2020"

Dr. Capital Featured on Japanese Television

NHK televised concert, "Motto Shikoku Ongakusai 2020" featured Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies, Jonathan "Capital" Patterson (3rd from the left), as music director, performer and expert commentator. He starred alongside Japanese comedian Kiyotaka Nanbara as a guest commentator for the entire program. He was music director, arranger and guitarist for four songs that included collaborations with JPOP stars Angela Aki and Hiroshi Miyama, a 23-piece traditional Japanese festival ensemble, and a large-scale arrangement combining 16 ensembles and more than 170 participants into one socially distanced musical performance.

Joy Mote Headshot

Student Joins Seminary Faculty

Master’s degree student, Joy Elise Mote, has joined the faculty of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Fort Worth, Texas) as an Adjunct Professor of Voice in the School of Church Music and Worship.

Linda Strube standing next to College of Music concert programs

Performances Continue

Even during a pandemic, Linda Strube, programs coordinator, safely produces performance programs with limited printing. Linda began producing performance program in 2001 and has produced 18,337 programs.