Arts and Music
Helping young children develop an inherent musical understanding has long been the purpose of the UNT College of Music's Early Childhood Music Program. This fall, the University of North Texas College of Music will continue building upon that goal by offering music classes for children from birth to five years old.
The University of North Texas Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Itkin, and Grand Chorus, directed by Allen Hightower, will present a concert performance of Turandot, Puccini’s final opera set in ancient China where Princess Turandot reigns with an iron fist and a cold heart. The performance will take place at 8 p.m. April 26 (Wednesday) in in the College of Music’s Margot and Bill Winspear Performance Hall in the Murchison Performing Arts Center, 2100 Interstate 35E, Denton.
Registration is now open for the University of North Texas College of Music summer workshops and it’s now easier than ever to sign up. Musicians ages 14 and up can participate in a variety of jazz, instrumental and voice classes throughout the summer months, and, for the first time, applicants can enroll online using Acceptd – one of the premier arts application platforms in the country.
The University of North Texas College of Music will be offering full-tuition scholarships to four incoming freshmen each year for four years of intensive study in chamber music as it builds its new Undergraduate String Quartet Program.
The University of North Texas Opera will present Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, a dramatic tale of love, martyrdom and sacrifice. Directed by David Ward and conducted by Stephen Dubberly, the performances will take place at 8 p.m. April 6 (Thursday), 7 (Friday) and 8 (Saturday) and 3 p.m. April 9 (Sunday) in the Lyric Theater at the Murchison Performing Arts Center.
The Print Research Institute of North Texas (P.R.I.N.T) will show off innovative artwork — an image that creates a “visual conundrum” — from San Marcos printmaker Jeffrey Dell at its open house from 4 to 7 p.m. April 6 (Thursday). P.R.I.N.T, part of the University of North Texas’ College of Visual Arts and Design, will feature a demonstration and interactive printing of the artwork as part of the event.
Seventy years ago, the University of North Texas launched the now-acclaimed Jazz Studies program, the first of its kind in the nation. To commemorate the milestone, UNT’s College of Music will release a series of special, limited edition CDs to the public this year.
A University of North Texas symposium will explore one of the latest trends in technology – digital fabrication. The symposium, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 21 at Willis Library, includes panels and presentations, a morning professional development workshop for educators and a keynote speech by new media artist Laura Splan.
Students in the University of North Texas’ College of Visual Arts and Design will showcase their best work at the 57th Annual Voertman Competition April 1-15. Winners of cash prizes were announced on April 5.
Two students, four former students and two faculty members from the University of North Texas’ Department of Media Arts won awards from the Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts.