College of Music

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.


Anshel Brusilow, former DSO conductor and head of orchestra programs at UNT and SMU, has died


Anshel Brusilow, who served as music director and executive director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in the early 1970s, and subsequently headed orchestra programs at the University of North Texas and Southern Methodist University, died at his home Monday. He had been battling cancer for several years and was 89.

Brusilow, who retired from UNT in 2008, was also music director of the Richardson Symphony from 1992 until 2012.

"Anshel Brusilow was without doubt one of the truly significant leaders in the history of lifting the UNT College of Music into the realm of America's most respected...

UNT to offer world’s first music performing arts health Ph.D. next fall

The University of North Texas College of Music will begin offering the world’s first Ph.D. in music with a concentration in performing arts health in fall 2018, UNT announced Tuesday, Jan. 9. According to a university news release, the degree will focus on the hearing, vocal, musculoskeletal and psychological health of musicians and other performing artists.

“It’s really exciting to help develop classes for this unique program,” Kourtney Austin, teaching fellow in performing arts health, said in the release. “As a new degree plan, it leaves students wide open to pursue their specific research interests.”

Austin says...

Experimenting with music accelerates child development

Studies have shown that the first five years of a child's life are fundamentally important to their growth and learning achievement. Nurturing musical development early maximizes children’s musical learning opportunities and provides them with the readiness needed for music instruction later in life. The University of North Texas College of Music's Early Childhood Music Program exposes young children – infants to age 5 – to a rich, music-filled environment in which they participate in listening, vocal exploration and music babble. These skills eventually lead to beat competency and accurate singing.

“With your child, you...

UNT opens registration for music program aimed at infants, toddlers

The University of North Texas College of Music has opened enrollment for the winter session of its early childhood music program.

UNT's Early Childhood Music program offers music classes for children from birth to 5 years old. The classes are designed to accelerate children's development in song, rhythm and expression.

The 10-week winter session includes two classes, one held on Fridays from Jan. 5 - March 9 and the other held Saturdays from Jan. 6 - March 10. All classes are held in Room 115 of the Music Annex Building, located at 1630 W. Highland St. at the corner of Avenue C and Highland on the campus....