Arts and Music
Jon Savage, a recent UNT graduate, is one of only 20 students in the nation to receive the 2013 Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award for $150,000 to attend graduate school. Savage was a member of both the McNair Scholars Program and the Honors College while he was at UNT.
The Institute for the Advancement of the Arts and the College of Visual Arts and Design present Intersections: Collaborative Inquiries in Painting, a showing of works from the UNT graduate painting studio. The exhibition offers the community a chance to view high quality individual pieces as well as unique works that stem from a collaboration of the artists.
By writing down eyewitness accounts of history for the competition, students may receive scholarships to attend the 2013 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference this summer. The deadline for the competition has been extended to Saturday, June 29.
UNT's College of Music will offer infant to preschool-aged children and their parents the opportunity to experience the world of music with its Early Childhood Music Program. Participants will learn to sing along, tap on drums, shake maracas and develop their musical abilities.
The Department of Dance and Theatre’s 2013-14 season at the UNT includes a wide range of contemporary, prize-winning productions that examine relationships and the changes they make within oneself and one’s world.
Ellie Meyer, A Radio, Television & Film senior, took first place in the UNT Fine Arts Series 12th annual Songwriter’s Competition. She received an invitation to the legendary Kerrville Folk Festival that hosts more than 100 songwriters over 18 days in May and June.
A variety of faculty and guests artists will perform this summer at UNT in conjunction with workshops presented by the College of Music.
UNT students and others will learn how to create the next Cookie Monster or Kermit the Frog from master puppeteers from “Sesame Street” and “The Muppets” when they attend Beyond the Sock, a four-day workshop at UNT.
A UNT College of Music master’s student recently became only the fourth double bass player in the history of the American String Teachers Association national competition to win the grand prize, capping a semester of competition wins.
Michelle Herring, a doctoral student in UNT's College of Music, has been awarded the 2013-14 Perry R. Bass Fellowship. The fellowship will help her continue her doctoral work and participate in ensembles to further her music practice and rehearsal technique.