Grammy winners include musicians with ties to UNT

The College of Music at University of North Texas was a big winner at the annual Grammy awards Sunday.

Faculty and alumni won three Grammys out of ten total nominations. That brings the total number of wins for those with ties to UNT's music program to 111.

Alumnus Edward Stephan is a member of the Pittsburgh Orchestra, which won for best engineered classical album and best orchestral performance. Alumnus Frank Greene, lead trumpet for the Christian McBride Big Band, won best large jazz ensemble.


Listen up! UNT trumpets music school after Grammy success

Fri, Feb 3, 2017 - 5:39am

By Chris Sadeghi

DENTON (WFAA) -- A billboard on the Dallas North Tolllway has been boasting one of the area’s best kept secrets that John Richmond wants to let everyone in on.

“I think it is something that is better known beyond Texas than it is within Texas.”

Richmond is Dean of the University of North Texas College of Music and the billboard reads “8 Grammys” in big white letters on a Mean Green background. That was the impressive haul UNT alums brought in at last month’s Grammy Awards and many...

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UNT Alumni Take Home Seven Grammys

Mon, Feb 13, 2017

DENTON (WBAP & KLIF News) — The University of North Texas is celebrating success at Sunday night’s 59th Annual Grammy Awards.

Alumni from the school hauled in seven Grammys last night, ranging from as mainstream as country singer Maren Morris, who won a Grammy for best country solo performance, to awards in classical and jazz music.

“It’s humbling and wonderful and inspiring,” said John Richmond, dean of the UNT College of Music. “It’s wonderful when we have alumni that inspire us, and we’re certainly fortunate for that to be the case here at the University of North Texas.”

Aside from being inspired,...

Adele sweeps Grammy Awards with 5 wins

Mon, Feb 13, 2017 - 5:25am

By Mesfin Fekadu

LOS ANGELES — Even though Adele flubbed during her live performance at the Grammys, she walked away the belle of the ball: She took home five awards Sunday night, including album, record and song of the year.

She beat Beyonce in the top three categories with her comeback album 25, and repeated her accomplishments from 2012, when the British star also won album, song and record of the year at the Grammys.

She used her speech to honor Beyonce and her groundbreaking Lemonade album, which was also nominated.

“The way you make my friends feel, the way you...

Local names get turn in Grammy spotlight

Tue, Feb 16, 2016 - 8:00pm

by Lucinda Breeding

At least six University of North Texas alumni and one College of Music professor were in the running to win golden gramophone statuettes on Monday during the 58th annual Grammy Awards.

First, the winners:

Snarky Puppy, a jazz and R&B fusion act that was born in the halls of UNT and in the basement at J&J’s Pizza on the Square, won its second Grammy, this time for best contemporary instrumental album. The band’s winning album,Sylva, was recorded with Netherlands jazz-pop ensemble Metropole Orkest.

Saxophone player and UNT alumnus Dave...

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