College of Music (COM)

Leading global music schools: the science behind music and why it’s good for you

Music is one of mankind’s most powerful and influential mediums: nothing else has the power to get us moving and grooving quite like a rhythmic beat, and nothing else has the power to unite such a unique and diverse global population quite like a soul-stirring song. Not only does music serve as the optimum emotional release, it has also been proven to be extremely beneficial to our health:

1. Music can help to ease pain

The autonomic nervous system (the part of the nervous system responsible for controlling our blood pressure, heartbeat and neurological function) and the limbic...

This North Texas college town scores high marks as one of the best in the country

What makes a good college town is more than just cheap housing, 'round-the-clock restaurants and the students that flood the area each fall. According to, it's the places that retain those students after they graduate that truly make them a great place to live. This year Denton, home to the University of North Texas and Texas Woman's...

ULM music professor to premiere new piece at international conference

Tue, Jul 21, 2015 - 12:18pm

MONROE, La (KNOE 8 News / ULM) - Dr. James Boldin, associate professor of music at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, has been invited to perform at the 47th International Horn Symposium, at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, Calif.

Boldin will perform the world premiere of “In Arkadia,” a new work for horn and harp by internationally recognized composer Gary Schocker. Boldin will collaborate with Dr. Jaymee Haefner, a member of the faculty at the University of North Texas, for the performance.

Haefner and Boldin collaborated on a recording project in 2012, and shortly thereafter discussed...

The University of North Texas and Mariachi Sol de Mexico work together

Sun, Aug 2, 2015 - 12:00pm

DENTON, Texas - The maestro José Hernández returned to Texas in July, accompanied by Mariachi Sol de Mexico to join colleagues ye instructors University of North Texas, to provide a summer workshop for students of the region.

"We had a lot of Mexican music sharing with youth. I've been here all week and also with teachers, giving them some lessons, "he explained Hernandez on Saturday July 24, before offering the closing concert of the" Summer Camp Mariachi Little eagles "in the Murchison Performing Arts Center of UNT.

The workshop aims to provide mentoring Jr High and High School students about Hispanic heritage...

For music’s sake

Thu, Jul 30, 2015 - 8:05am

A host of University of North Texas music alumni are lining up to take part in a charity jazz concert this weekend.

The concert features two sets of live music starting at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Kitchen Cafe, 7370 Preston Road in Dallas. All proceeds will benefit Music Above All, a student-run nonprofit that promotes music education in Dallas-Fort Worth.

The first set, from 6 to 8 p.m., features the Clay Pritchard Trio. With Jonathan Fisher on bass, Lupe Barrera on drums and Pritchard on saxophone, the trio plays swinging jazz with smarts and playfulness.

Pritchard was born and raised in the Dallas-Fort Worth...