College of Music

Texas Has Several Underrated Music Scenes Nestled In Its Smaller Cities

Thu, Apr 14, 2016 - 8:00am

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Denton has one of the state’s best yet most underrated scenes; a Texas twenty-something won $3,000 worth of Whataburger; Ethan Couch was sentenced to almost two more years of jail time; and more.

Musician and writer Jeremy Burchard advocated for the underrated music cities in Texas that offer as much talent and heart as the state’s musical metropolises (i.e. Austin, Dallas and Houston) in a recent article for Wide Open...

UNT's Harpbeats

Tue, Apr 12, 2016 - 8:00am

The University of North Texas College of Music's Harpbeats will have a free concert Thursday night in Denton -- no strings attached. Principal Lecturer Jaymee Haefner said the college has one of the largest harp programs in the nation.

UNT College of Music student selected for Disney band

Thu, Mar 31, 2016 - 8:00am

UNT College of Music jazz studies and music education student Brendon Wilkins has been selected to perform in the 2016 Disney All-American College Band on saxophone and piccolo. 

Ensemble to perform diverse program

Thu, Mar 31, 2016 - 8:00am

The Nova new music ensemble from the University of North Texas College of Music performs a free concert of contemporary classical music at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Voertman Concert Hall, in the UNT Music Building at 415 Ave. C.

Director Elizabeth McNutt said the concert includes highly varied pieces.

“I like to develop programs that show diversity of styles for both those playing and those listening,” McNutt said. “For this program, on one hand, we’re doing a fairly conservative song cycle by American composer John Harbison, but on the other hand, we’re doing this brand-new set of songs by a UNT composition student that’s...

UNT’s McNutt awarded a grant

Sat, Mar 26, 2016 - 10:15pm

University of North Texas College of Music’s Elizabeth McNutt, flute principal lecturer and director of the Nova new music ensemble, has been awarded a grant by the Earle Brown Music Foundation that will allow her to highlight UNT’s diverse musical and cultural programs at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Grant funds must be used to support the performance of music by Earle Brown, a leading composer of modern music, and longtime Brown colleague Morton Feldman.

The grant covers two concerts, one in 2016 and one in 2017, and has provided her with what she is calling the perfect opportunity for a collaboration with the DMA....