Arts and Music
Drew Zaremba, UNT Jazz Studies graduate student, won the top prize in UNT's second annual Sherman/Barsanti Inspiration Awards April 7. Zaremba won for his work as founder and composer for the Unity Orchestra, a large-scale ensemble of classical and jazz musicians.
Faculty members from UNT and other universities and colleges around the nation will present their poetry, film, photography and essays inspired by the Mesa Verde region in a new exhibition and book, Sushi in Cortez: Interdisciplinary Essays on Mesa Verde.
Beethoven’s iconic Ninth Symphony will be paired with Ralph Vaughan Williams’ musically moving Five Mystical Songs for the season-ending concert featuring the University of North Texas Symphony Orchestra and Grand Chorus.
Students from kindergarten to 12th grade and their families will learn how to experience art at the next UNT Art Gallery Saturday Series program, organized by the University of North Texas Art Galleries in partnership with the UNT chapter of the National Art Education Association.
Once in a Lifetime, a comedy written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart that takes place in Hollywood in 1927 when the movie industry is on the cusp of the talkies revolution will run April 23 - 26 and April 30 – May 3.
Mark Wunderlich, recipient of the 2015 UNT Rilke Prize for The Earth Avails, his third collection of poetry, will read from his work at the University of North Texas as part of the Visiting Writers Series.
Online applications are being accepted through April 15 (Wednesday) for financial awards to cover university and college students' registration fees for this summer's Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. Non-students will also be considered for some of the awards.
The Grammy-nominated One O'Clock Lab Band and other College of Music jazz ensembles will perform jazz standards, mariachi, steel drum and a variety of other music at the University of North Texas Showcase Stage April 24-26 at Denton's Arts & Jazz Festival.
UNT will celebrate Global Citizens Month for the fourth consecutive year in April. Throughout the month UNT will offer events to educate students, faculty, staff and community members about diversity, internationalism and sustainability.
UNT students, faculty and guest artists will perform traditional African drumming, dancing and singing in a format similar to the cultural festivals held in West Africa on April 11 (Saturday).