College of Music

Eclectic world music earns UNT Inspiration Award

Sun, Jun 5, 2016 - 11:35pm

By Rhiannon Saegert

University of North Texas College of Music doctoral student Daniel Pardo’s band, From a Land Far Away, is reforming to create eclectic world music, starting with a performance at Gilley’s Dallas this week.

The group is reconvening after winning UNT’s 2016 Sherman/Barsanti Inspiration Awards in April. Their prize, a $10,000 award, will go toward the band’s development.

“The plan is to propel the project — that’s the recording of a CD and videos,” Pardo said. “The idea is to play in international festivals and get it going. Of course, like any entrepreneurial effort, it takes money.”


Richmond named dean of UNT College of Music

Thu, May 26, 2016 - 11:02pm

By Lucinda Breeding

The University of North Texas College of Music has hired a new dean.

Dr. John Richmond, the director of the Glenn Korff School of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will begin his tenure as the UNT music school dean on Aug. 1. His UNT predecessor, James C. Scott, stepped down from his post at the end of 2015 to return to full-time teaching.

Professor Warren Henry has served as the interim dean during the university’s search.

Richmond said he and his wife, Jill, are “thrilled” to be heading for Denton, and a new job leading one of the top college music programs in the...

French studio donates archive to UNT’s CEMI

Tue, May 17, 2016 - 1:35pm

The International Institute of Electroacoustic Music in Bourges, a French electronic music studio, has donated its entire archive of digital music to the University of North Texas College of Music’s Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia.

The 2.2 terabytes of content donated to UNT includes more than 6,600 compositions by nearly 2,000 different composers from more than 60 countries.

The archive includes musical scores, audio and video recordings, biographies, program notes and historical documents related to the institute. UNT is the only location housing this collection in North America.

Briefly in the arts

Sat, May 14, 2016 - 3:35pm

University of North Texas College of Music doctoral student and teaching fellow Michael Chandler was awarded the 2016-17 Perry R. Bass Fellowship, which includes a $5,000 scholarship, which Chandler will use to cover costs of living for the upcoming school year.

Chandler is a former elementary school music teacher who currently presents a music education workshops nationwide.

Music students from UNT and other Fort Worth-area universities who are working on master’s or doctoral degrees are eligible to apply for the fellowship. The fellowship honors the memory of Perry R. Bass, a businessman from Fort Worth whose...

Church series presents tenor

Thu, May 12, 2016 - 8:00am

Tenor Michael Alonzo, a University of North Texas alumnus, will perform a recital at 4 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2200 N. Bell Ave.

Alonzo performs as part of the church’s free Trinity Series, which has brought several local musicians to the church for intimate performances of classical and folk music.

During his studies at UNT, Alonzo appeared in The Merry WidowLes Contes d’HoffmannLe Nozze di FigaroIl Barbiere di SivigliaCendrillonSweeney Todd and Vec Cage. He’s sung in the chorus at...