College of Music in the News

Advertisement for Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition

Keyboard Studies in the Limelight

This keyboard advertisement appeared on the inside front cover of the program book for the 2019 Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition held on the campus of one of our colleague institutions in Dallas (TX).

Sisters of Swing - Female Jazz Musicians Performing

Vanity Fair Highlights Women in Jazz at UNT

Writing about inclusivity, "...the formal jazz-study hubs for aspiring musicians, such as the Juilliard School, Berklee College of Music, the University of North Texas College of Music, the Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts, and the University of Michigan, which have opened the music to women and other students from all backgrounds." Seven mentioned in the article will be guests on campus while two have performed on campus.

William Coppola playing fugel horn

William J. Coppola Receives Hildegard C. Froehlich Early Career Researcher Award

The College of Music assistant professor of music education, William J. Coppola, has been named the recipient of the inaugural Hildegard C. Froehlich Early Career Researcher Award. This award was presented for his paper, Performing Humbleness & Haughtiness: Dramaturgical Perspectives of Musical Humility & Pride during the International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education.

View to ISSME program here

Merril Ellis Intermedia Theater - Featuring Intermedia Concert with Video, Lights, Screens and Colors

Electronics Added as Instrument Concentration

The College of Music has added electronics as instrument of concentration. Undergraduate students pursuing a composition degree may begin declaring Electronics as their instrument of choice for Fall 2020 admission. UNT describes Electronics as a "broad category of creating audio and audio/visual music using electronic devices including computing devices (computers/tablets/phones), electronic audio hardware (analog synthesizers/digital controllers), and audio/arts technology software (audio production/video production/music programming languages)."

More information in the composition handbook:

2019 International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education

2019 ISSME Conference Held at UNT

The International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education was held on campus. Returning the conference to UNT recognized the College of Music’s Professor of Music Education Emeritus, Hildegard Froehlich, who is one of the founders of the discipline of sociology of music education.

View the program here.

Kristen Bigham headshot

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 –


UNT College of music courtyard conceptual image - seating areas and greenary feature

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.