Arts and Music

05/09/2017 - 8:00am

Jazz students, faculty and ensembles from the University of North Texas College of Music have been honored by the national jazz and blues magazine “DownBeat”with a total of five student music and outstanding performance awards. The awards, considered the most prestigious in jazz education, will be announced in the June issue of the magazine.

05/09/2017 - 7:57am

Maggie Ng, an oboe music performance student from Plano, has been named the University of North Texas College of Music’s 2017-18 Presser Scholar and recipient of a $4,000 Presser scholarship.

05/02/2017 - 9:18am

Andrea Recek, a University of North TexasCollege of Music doctoral student in musicology, has been awarded the Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships in European Studies.

05/01/2017 - 11:16am

A newly released study by the University of North Texas shows that the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s creative industries are a boon to the local economy, jobs and taxes.

04/27/2017 - 11:15am

KXAS-TV/NBC 5 journalist Deborah Ferguson, whose career has spanned more than 20 years in broadcast news, will receive the C.E. “Pop” Shuford Hall of Honor Award from the University of North Texas’ Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism.

04/27/2017 - 8:06am

Juana Monsalve, a University of North TexasCollege of Music doctoral student in music performance, has been awarded the P.E.O., or Philanthropic Educational Organization, International Peace Scholarship. Ten UNT students have received a total of 15 P.E.O. scholarships since 2002.

04/26/2017 - 11:15am

One of the most iconic garments in the world – the kimono – gets its own exhibition from the Texas Fashion Collection of the University of North Texas. “Reimagining the Kimono” will run from May 1 to June 27 at NorthPark Center in Dallas. The collection will feature 13 kimono and kimono-inspired garments from both Japanese and non-Japanese designers.

04/25/2017 - 1:00pm

When Nada Shabout was studying modern Arab art as a graduate student, she didn’t have all of the resources she needed. She has made it her mission to promote that field. Now the University of North Texas art history professor is co-editing a book on the subject for the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York City. And, artsy.net named her as one of “Eight Influential Female Art Historians You Should Know”, citing her for “increasing the visibility of art from communities that often go overlooked in the contemporary art world.”

04/21/2017 - 10:06am

The sleek and stylish models strutting down the catwalk May 6 will be displaying the culmination of University of North Texas’ seniors hard work and dedication. ArtWear, the annual juried exhibition at the UNT Union Ballroom, located at 1155 Union Circle, Denton, is showcasing the work of 32 students from the College of Visual Arts and Design fashion design program this year.

04/21/2017 - 8:06am

It has been 70 years since the University of North Texas launched the now-acclaimed Jazz Studies program – the first of its kind in the U.S. In honor of this milestone, the College of Music will be releasing Legacy — Neil Slater at North Texas – a four-CD box set – at the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival. Along with hundreds of archival photos spanning the career of Slater, Professor Emeritus and the longest-tenured director of the One O’Clock Lab Band, the box set includes a 160-page booklet containing notes written by dozens of former band members and colleagues.