College of Music in the News

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Alumna Kristin Bigham selected for Dallas Opera's Hart Institute

Kristin Bigham (BM '11) has been selected as one of only three individuals taking part in the administrative portion of the residency helping to create a broad network of female administrative leaders of performing arts organizations. She is the Gift Planning Associate at Lyric Opera of Chicago where she works to enhance and expand Lyric’s legacy giving program. See the full story – https://dallasopera.org/community/artist-development/hart-institute/

 

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Courtyard Plans Revealed

The UNT College of Music Courtyard renovation renderings showcase a new live performance space, student and community gathering places along with a significant increase in landscaping. This view looking northeast captures the large video wall to the rear of the performance space along with a covered walkway that extends from the Voertman Concert Hall Lobby out to Avenue C.

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Composition and Media Assistant Professor, Drew Schnurr, composed the music for the film Eco-Terrorist: Battle for Our Planet

That film has recently been purchased for international distribution by Breaking Glass Pictures. The subject of the documentary is the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - a significant global story dealing with the preservation of the health of the world’s oceans. Watch here: https://bit.ly/2Qh5yWL - Read here: https://bit.ly/2M7o0mj  - https://music.unt.edu/faculty-and-staff/drew-schnurr

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José R. Torres-Ramos, PhD Candidate in Ethnomusicology is the recipient of a Diversity Dissertation Teaching Fellowship from Hiram College in Ohio

UNTCoM PHD CANDIDATE RECEIVES FELLOWSHIP: José R. Torres-Ramos, PhD Candidate in Ethnomusicology is the recipient of a Diversity Dissertation Teaching Fellowship from Hiram College in Ohio. The fellowship describes recipients as 'graduate students contributing to a diverse educational community, as evidenced in personal history and experience, research goals, or the promotion of understanding among persons of different backgrounds and ideas.'

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Faculty and PhD Students at Shanghai Conservatory

Faculty members Quincy Davis, Davy Mooney and Scott Tixier travel with students Lana Kuscer, Dongni Xie and Steve Heffner, to China to present master classes and perform in connection with the 2019 Shanghai Conservatory of Music Jazz Music Season..

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Miyashita Receives Prestigious Presser Undergraduate Award

The UNT College of Music Council of Division Chairs selected Sam Miyashita, music theory/composition student, as the recipient of the 2018-2019 Presser Undergraduate Award. This is considered the most prestigious undergraduate award in music at UNT and has a continuous history of more than 60 years. It's recipient holds the title of "Presser Scholar."

https://music.unt.edu/presser-undergraduate-scholar-award

http://www.presserfoundation.org/

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MHTE Chair Benjamin Brand presented a paper entitled “Plures devotissimas orationes: Prayers Read and Sung in Renaissance Venice,” at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America in Toronto

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: Chair of the Division of Music History, Theory, and Ethnomusicology, Benjamin Brand, presented a paper entitled “Plures devotissimas orationes: Prayers Read and Sung in Renaissance Venice,” at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America in Toronto. The paper was part of a session entitled, “The Music of Devotion in Books of Hours,” which he co-organized with Dr. Evan MacCarthy (West Virginia University).

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Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden presented at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies annual meeting in Denver

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: Assistant Professor of Music History, Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden, presented at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies annual meeting in Denver. She chaired the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music's panel on "Multimodal Music," spoke on an interdisciplinary roundtable about digital humanities and the global eighteenth century, and gave a paper titled "An Inhabited Approach to Music in the Enlightenment."

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