College of Music (COM)

A Servant of Rhythm From Ghana, in Texas

Fri, Apr 21, 2017
  Torgbui Midawo Gideon Foli Alorwoyie, a master drummer from Ghana and professor of music at the University of North Texas. ALLISON V. SMITH FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES By FINN ...

UNT's New Dean of Music Listened for a Year, and This Is What He Heard

Fri, Apr 21, 2017 - 11:56am

By Caroline North

When John Richmond got a call from the University of North Texas last spring, asking if he'd be interested in moving to Denton to head up its college of music, he already had 29 years of experience doing that exact thing at other major universities. In his shoes, another person might have thought, "I could do that in my sleep."

But when Richmond received the invitation, what he thought of was a university with 126 years of history, the second largest public university music program, and a 70-year-old jazz studies program, which made UNT the first in the U.S. to offer a degree...

UNT doctoral student wins Bass Fellowship
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Fri, Apr 15, 2016

By Lucinda Breeding

Marta Frey-Clark, a University of North Texas doctoral student and teaching fellow in music education, has won the 2017-18 Perry R. Bass Fellowship

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Picking from the (piano) bench: UNT professor helps select Van Cliburn musicians
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Thu, Mar 16, 2017 - 6:15am

By Lucinda Breeding 

Pamela Mia Paul didn’t travel the world for six weeks to listen to some of the most ambitious pianists in the world as if she were a computer picking over data.

The University of North Texas regents professor of piano listened like a person ready to fall in love.

The men and women at the piano were the ones trying to measure the right amount of technique against the perfect dram of passion as they played a repertoire Paul describes as “Olympic.”

That’s what it takes to be one of the 30 musicians vying for a medal in the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in May....

UNT prof in percussion’s hall of fame
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Thu, Dec 15, 2016 - 7:58am

An internationally recognized musician and jazz studies professor at the University of North Texas was inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame.

Ed Soph received the honor in November at the Percussive Arts Society international conference in Indianapolis.

The Hall of Fame recognizes the industry’s top leaders in percussion performance, education and composition. To be selected, nominees must have made a notable difference or created fundamental improvements in percussion or improved the profession through significant services.