Thursday, January 11, 2018
The Musician's Bookkeeper helps make handling finances less taxing for freelance performers
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- University of North Texas College of Music master’s student Kyle McKay was playing a gig with a band in New England when he noticed what turned out to be a common theme – freelance musicians need help with their finances, including tax preparation. That’s what inspired him to create The Musician’s Bookkeeper.
“I mentioned that I needed to keep track of the miles I was driving so I could deduct them on my taxes. The other band members’...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
UNT doctoral music student receives Fulbright-Hays fellowship to research mariachi in Mexico
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- José R. Torres-Ramos, University of North Texas College of Music doctoral student, has received a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship to study mariachi in Mexico for a year. He is the first UNT Ph.D. student in ethnomusicology to earn this honor.
“I told myself that if I were to win this award, I’d just start crying because it’s probably one of the most prestigious awards somebody in ethnomusicology can win,” Torres-Ramos said. “I’m very humbled, I’m...
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
UNT to offer world’s first music doctoral degree in performing arts health
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- 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. The doctoral degree will focus on hearing, vocal, musculoskeletal and psychological health of musicians and other performing artists.
“It’s really exciting to help develop classes for this unique program,” said Kourtney Austin, teaching fellow in performing arts health. “As a new degree plan, it leaves students wide open to pursue...
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
UNT professor and doctoral student selected to be Dallas Museum of Art 2018 C3 Visiting Artists
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Swiss duo to perform compositions of UNT College of Music students, alumni around the world
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- A Swiss contemporary music duo named UMS ‘n JIP – comprised of Javier Hagen and Ulrike Mayer-Spohn – will tour the world performing works of University of North Texas College of Music students and alumni as part of “USA Project 2017.”
“The aim was to create a collaborative environment that would allow the students to experiment and learn a great deal throughout the compositional process,” said Panayiotis Kokoras,...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
UNT on the Square exhibition, inspired by class project, highlights Denton's first settlement of freed slaves
What: Freedman Town 2., an exhibition highlighting Denton’s one-time community for freed slaves, as created by students in Carla LynDale Carter-Bishop's media arts classes at the University of North Texas.
When: Jan. 8 (Monday) to Feb. 3 (Saturday). Panel discussions will take place at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 11 (Thursday) and at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18 (Thursday).
Where: UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St., on Denton's historic courthouse...
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
National Medal of Arts-winning playwright Moisés Kaufman to serve as UNT artist-in-residence
DENTON (UNT), Texas ¾ Award-winning playwright and director Moisés Kaufman will serve as 2017-18 artist-in-residence for the Institute for the Advancement of the Arts at the University of North Texas, bringing in the collaborative process that he created for such plays as “The Laramie Project.”
Kaufman will visit UNT Jan. 16-27 and April 2-13, with a public reception scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 (Friday) at UNT on the Square.
He will work with students in the...
Monday, December 18, 2017
Experimenting with music accelerates child development in UNT’s Early Childhood Music program
What: University of North Texas’ Early Childhood Music program offers music classes for children from birth to 5 years old. The classes are designed to accelerate childrens’ development in song, rhythm and expressivity.
When: There will be a 10-week winter session held Fridays from Jan. 5 - March 9 and Saturdays from Jan. 6 – March 10.
Where: Room 115 of the Music Annex Building, at the corner of Avenue C and Highland in Denton (1630 W. Highland St.).
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
UNT dean named to prestigious national arts board
Thursday, November 30, 2017
UNT faculty and alumni nominated for Grammy Awards
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- University of North Texas faculty and alumni are part of projects that have received nominations in 10 categories for the 60th annual Recording Academy Grammy Awards. Nominations, which include UNT alumna Maren Morris, who was nominated this year in the Best Country Solo Performance category for “I Could Use a Love Song,” were announced on Nov. 28.
Since 1964, 100 UNT College of Music alumni have worked on projects nominated for Grammy Awards, with...