College of Music in the News

November 16, 2021

Eckert Premieres Work

Voices Of Change and Rosana Eckert premiered the final work of the late composer Jack Waldenmeir, "Quartet for Heather." Written for jazz voice, cello, clarinet, and piano, the piece was performed during the final concert of the 46th concert season of Voices of Change, an organization that celebrates and encourages new chamber music in North Texas.

November 16, 2021

New Class of Educators

Jim Atliano: Smithfield MS; Birdville ISD, Ariana Ayala: Blanton Elementary; Denton ISD, Ben Ayers: Frisco Memorial HS; Frisco ISD, Hunter Baker: Griffin MS; Lewisville ISD, Jayden Bernal: Terrell HS; Terrell ISD, Brass Burapa: West Cliff Elementary; Ft. Worth ISD, Chris Cerda: Highlands HS; San Antonio ISD, Alejandro Cervantes: Paloma Creek Elementary, Denton ISD, David Clark: Myers MS; Denton ISD, Alejandro Cruz: C. E. King HS; Sheldon ISD, Jordan Davis: Kimberlin Academy for Excellence; Garland ISD, Emma DeGraaf: Hernandez MS; Round Rock ISD, Andrew Diaz: Foster Elementary; Arlington ISD, Stefanie Herrera: Dan F. Long MS: Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD, Kyle Gallardo: Huffman MS; Huffman ISD, Scott Jones: Private Teacher; Music and Arts, Isaac Galvan: Lilliard Intermediate School; Mansfield ISD, Kameron Gaskin: United States Marine Corps, Sebastian Grajeda: Mata Middle School; Alief ISD, Ashley Lindorm: Rucker Elementary; Prosper ISD, Amber Lucky: Keystone Church, Andrew Martin: Blalack MS; Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD, Ericka Myers: Purefoy Elementary; Frisco ISD, Madeline Neely: Gainesville MS/HS; Gainesville ISD, Megan Oshiro: Scoggins MS; Frisco ISD, Adrienne Paton: Atlanta International School; Atlanta, GA, Davis Ponjuan: Kirkpatrick MS; Fort Worth ISD, Maryssa Redding: Bowie MS; Fort Bend ISD, Amber Rock: Mildred Baskin Elementary; San Antonio ISD, Alexandria Roddy: Anna Education Center; Anna ISD, Zachary Sanchez: Crosby HS; Crosby ISD, Brenna Santos: Earl Warren HS; Northside ISD, Adam Selph: Iraan HS/JH School; Iraan-Sheffield ISD, Laura Vokey: Carroll Middle School/Durham Intermediate School; Carroll ISD, Hannah Will: Stratton Meadows Elementary, Colorado Springs, George Theodoroulis: Corsicana HS; Corsicana ISD, Erica Willis: Wallace Elementary School; Richardson ISD, Krista Windingland: McKinney ISD/Lewisville ISD, Dustin Woods: Barbara Bush MS; Carolton-Farmers Branch ISD, Easel Yoo: Willow Springs Elementary; Killeen ISD.

November 16, 2021

In the Lyceum

DEAFinitely Dope with Matt Maxey – 'The Man Bringing Music to the Deaf Community' - Event sponsored by: The College of Music,  UNT Student Government Association,  UNT Division of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access,  UNT Office of Disability Access and UNT University Program Council (UPC).

November 16, 2021

Brass Band World Premiere Tonight

David Childs and Raquel Rodriquez Samayoa conduct the University of North Texas Brass Band at 7:30 tonight in the Murchison Performing Arts Center. The world premiere of Mill City Flourish, by Stamp will be conducted by Raquel Rodriquez Samayoa. Other selections include works by Lovatt-Cooper, Williams, Bates, Price and Jenkins.

November 16, 2021

Here, Heroes Wear Masks

Music students in the Voertman Concert Hall lobby reminding our community that the University of North Texas requests that everyone wear a face mask indoors to keep our campus community safe.

November 16, 2021

Alumna Joins Ensemble Instructors

Jennifer Betzer, (DMA ’20) has been appointed as instructor for the Urban Youth Harp Ensemble, one of the premier harp ensembles in the United States and is located in Atlanta, Georgia.

November 16, 2021

Alumni Choirs Invited

Three university choral programs led by University of North Texas Choral Studies alumni have been invited to perform for the 2022 National Collegiate Choral Organization conference. Brian A. Schmidt is Associate Professor of Choral Music and Director of Graduate Choral Studies at Baylor University School of Music, Karen Kenaston-French is Associate Professor and Director of Choral Activities at The University of Texas at Arlington - Department of Music and Cameron F. LaBarr is Director of Choral Studies and Associate Professor at Missouri State University Music Department. https://ncco9.ncco-usa.org/cpv#wmu

November 16, 2021

Alumna Latonia Moore Review

“’Fire Shut Up in My Bones’ at the Met, a watershed moment for American opera,” so says Michael Andor Brodeur in a review of the show's premiere at the Metropolitan Opera. "Billie, the mother of the Blow boys, sung in a show-stealing star turn by soprano Latonia Moore, who brought equal measures of grace and force to the role, and provided an emotional center of gravity that kept the family — and the opera — well-anchored."

https://tinyurl.com/WPMoore

November 16, 2021

Assistant Dean Interviewed

Raymond Rowell, Assistant Dean for Enrollment Management and External Affairs, was interviewed in Voertman Concert Hall for a documentary outlining the College of Music partnerships with the Texas Health Presbyterian, Dallas and the Dallas ISD.

November 16, 2021

Two World Premieres; A Texas Premiere and a 20th Century Gem

Conducted by Andrew Trachsel, the University of North Texas Wind Orchestra features two world premieres of Gerard Schurmann film overtures, the Texas premiere of Lindsay Bronnenkant's Tarot and a rarely-heard gem by 20th-century African-American composer, William Grant Still, To You, America!

November 16, 2021

Piano Alumnus Performing in Texas

Dzmitry Ulasiuk (DMA ‘21) will be performing with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra at the Plaza Theater in El Paso, the Plano Symphony Orchestra at the Eisemann Center in Richardson and with the Irving Symphony Orchestra at the Irving Arts Center.

November 16, 2021

Grammy® Award-winning Alumnus on Campus

Michael Daugherty, University of North Texas music composition alumnus, is currently in residence for the performance and recording of his work, American Gothic. A commercial album recording session follows for an extended weekend with the UNT Wind Symphony conducted by Eugene Migliaro Corporon.

November 16, 2021

Dave Meder and Friends

Dave Meder’s new album, “Unamuno Songs and Stories,” featuring Philip Dizack with Quincy David and Eric Hitt was showcased in Lab West.

November 16, 2021

The Final Full Rehearsal

Kristina Caswell MacMullen conducts Infinite Movement, an epic multi-movement musical work prior to its November 2 WORLD PREMIERE. University Singers, Kalandra, trombone choir, brass quintet, percussion, Jeff MacMullen, baritone, Sabatina Mauro, mezzo-soprano, Daniel Bubeck, countertenor and Nini Marchese, coloratura soprano, animated film all included.

November 16, 2021

Fourth International Festival of Czech Music

Clay Couturiaux conducts the Concert Orchestra performing Concerto in B-flat Major for Two Pianos, Opus 63 by Jan Ladislav Dusík, Petronel Malan and Steven Harlos, piano and the Dvořák Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Opus 88 in Winspear Performance Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center

November 16, 2021

Military Musicians

Estimates show approximately 25% of musicians in the United States Military have received music education at the University of North Texas College of Music.

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