College of Music in the News

Bree Nichols

Nichols Selected for Presser Graduate Award

Bree Nichols, DMA vocal performance student, was chosen to receive the 2020 Presser Foundation Graduate Award. "The program is designed to encourage and support in a special way the advanced education and career of truly exceptional graduate music students who have the potential to make a distinguished contribution to the field of music." Photo: Lauren Terrill

Presser Graduate Awards

Rendering of New MEIT Exterior Entrance

MEIT Renovation Rendering

This image shows the new exterior entrance to the Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater (MEIT). The full renovation is scheduled for completion before September, 2020.

Landon Chang Headshot

Landon Chang Becomes Newest Presser Scholar

This week, the UNT College of Music Council of Division Chairs selected Landon Chang, saxophone student, as the 2019-2020 Presser Undergraduate Scholar. This is considered the most prestigious undergraduate award in music at University of North Texas with a continuous history of more than 60 years. Its recipient holds the title of "Presser Scholar." -

Recital Hall stripped for Renovation

Recital Hall Renovation

May 2, 2020: Removal of existing recital hall seating makes way for continued renovation that includes enhanced performance acoustics, instruction and, yes, something for which we can be proud. Scheduled to be ready for use Fall 2020.

Merril Ellis Intermedia Theater stripped for renovations

Renovation Update: MEIT

April 28, 2020: The UNT College of Music Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theatre (MEIT) as it's being made ready for renovation scheduled to be complete August 31.


Billboard Magazine Once Again Names University of North Texas a Top Music Business School

NEW RANKING AND MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Billboard Magazine has once again named the University of North Texas to its list of Top Music Business Schools – the fourth year in a row. As well and in the same issue, the University of North Texas G. Brint Ryan College of Business and the UNT College of Music announce the creation of a partnership that will offer an MBA in Music Business beginning Fall 2020. See pages 7 and 25.

Billboard Magazine 2020 Top Music Business Schools