College of Music (COM)

UNT alumni among Grammy Award nominees

The University of North Texas has alumni among the nominees for the 60th annual Grammy Awards, and at least one resident is associated with a musical theater recording nominee. 

As of Wednesday, the following University of North Texas alumni are among projects nominated:

  • Trumpet player Frank David Greene is a member of the Christian McBride Big Band, which is also nominated for Best Large Jazz Ensemble for Bringin' It.

  • Alumni Clay Jenkins, trumpet, and Rob Wilkerson, saxophone,...

UNT vocalists perform for Daniel Pearl World Music Days

Two vocalists will perform with the Lewisville Lake Symphony as part of Daniel Pearl World Music Days 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Flower Mound.

Samantha Kantak and Michael Anthony McGee will perform for the symphony's opening concert of the 2017-2018 International Chamber Series.

The concert will be among 2,000 concerts in more than 80 countries honoring the life of Daniel Pearl. Pearl was the Wall Street Journal's South...

A Servant of Rhythm From Ghana, in Texas

Fri, Apr 21, 2017
  Torgbui Midawo Gideon Foli Alorwoyie, a master drummer from Ghana and professor of music at the University of North Texas. ALLISON V. SMITH FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES By FINN ...

UNT's New Dean of Music Listened for a Year, and This Is What He Heard

Fri, Apr 21, 2017 - 11:56am

By Caroline North

When John Richmond got a call from the University of North Texas last spring, asking if he'd be interested in moving to Denton to head up its college of music, he already had 29 years of experience doing that exact thing at other major universities. In his shoes, another person might have thought, "I could do that in my sleep."

But when Richmond received the invitation, what he thought of was a university with 126 years of history, the second largest public university music program, and a 70-year-old jazz studies program, which made UNT the first in the U.S. to offer a degree...

UNT doctoral student wins Bass Fellowship

Fri, Apr 15, 2016

By Lucinda Breeding

Marta Frey-Clark, a University of North Texas doctoral student and teaching fellow in music education, has won the 2017-18 Perry R. Bass Fellowship