Monday, September 16, 2013
UNT jazz professor Richard DeRosa named chief conductor of Grammy award winning WDR Big Band
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – College of Music jazz composition and arranging professor Richard DeRosa was recently named the new chief conductor of the Grammy award winning WDR Big Band, based in Germany. The appointment starts with the 2014-15 season.
Last fall, DeRosa traveled to Cologne, Germany, and spent 10 days with WDR Big Band while the band prepared and recorded music he had written. The band, which was in need of a new conductor, chose DeRosa because he is an experienced and imaginative arranger who commands a wide range of musical styles. This fits in well with the varied...
Thursday, September 12, 2013
UNT College of Music's Festival Brasileiro to feature Brazilian music
What: Festival Brasileiro is a five-day festival of music of Brazil, including concerts of Brazilian classical, jazz and traditional music. The festival was organized by Trio Vientos Tejanos, made up of faculty members James Ryon, oboe; Kimberly Cole Luevano, clarinet; and Kathleen Reynolds, bassoon.
When: Tuesday, Sept. 24 to Saturday, Sept. 28
Where: Most events will be on the UNT campus at Voertman Hall, Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater and Winspear Hall, and live streamed at UNTMusicLive....
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
One O'Clock Lab Band releases Lab 2013
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – The six-time Grammy nominated One O’Clock Lab Band releases its latest CD this month, an homage to the university town of Denton where jazz has reigned supreme since the program started in 1946 at UNT.
“Lab 2013 is yet another example of the amazingly high level of talent that our students possess. This latest CD pays tribute to our beloved Denton, a town that not only supports our jazz program but continues to provide a welcoming and diverse live music scene,” said Steve Wiest, director of the One O’Clock Lab Band. “We hope that our fans not...
Friday, September 6, 2013
Dallas Symphony co-concertmaster joins UNT faculty, featured in concerts Sept. 16 and 25
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – The College of Music recently welcomed Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s co-concertmaster Nathan Olson as an adjunct faculty member. Olson will perform in concert Sept. 16 and 25 at UNT.
“We are very proud to have Nathan (Olson) join our faculty, and it is a joy to have him perform twice on campus this fall,” said College of Music Dean James Scott. “Simply stated, he is one of the finest young violinists in today’s professional world. The Dallas Symphony is fortunate to have him as co-...
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
UNT fall exhibitions explore themes from nature to science, and more
Friday, August 30, 2013
UNT Department of Dance and Theatre features guest artists, prize-winning shows
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – The Department of Dance and Theatre's 2013-14 season at the University of North Texas includes a wide range of contemporary, prize-winning productions that examine relationships and the changes they make within oneself and one's world.
"We're excited to present a season that examines the world of mathematical discovery, a post-apocalyptic New York City at war with God, the racial politics of art galleries, and concludes with an opportunity for audiences to participate in a...
Thursday, August 29, 2013
UNT's Innovation Greenhouse to host music hackathon
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas Innovation Greenhouse, located in Sycamore Hall on the UNT campus, will host a North Texas music hackathon beginning at 6 p.m. on Sept. 13 (Friday).
The hackathon, which will last through Sept. 15 (Sunday), aims to bring together anyone interested in unique music applications, including designers, developers, programmers, industry...
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Thursday Night Music Returns to UNT on the Square
What: Thursday Night Music Series at UNT on the Square, presented by the University of North Texas Institute for the Advancement of the Arts and the UNT College of Music
When: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (with intermission) every Thursday night during September and October (eight consecutive evenings)
Where: UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St., on Denton’s historic courthouse square
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
UNT offers two sessions for Early Childhood Music program
What: Early Childhood Music program for children from birth through 5 years. Parents and guardians participate in the sessions with their children, who learn about music through play.
When: 10-week session is every Friday and starts Sept. 13; 5-week session is every Saturday and starts Oct. 26 (age-specific class times listed below).
Where: Room 115 in the College of Music Annex, at the corner of Avenue C and Highland in Denton
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
UNT to host conference on using digital resources in research, teaching
What: Digital Frontiers 2013 — A three-day conference sponsored by the University of North Texas’ Digital Scholarship Co-Operative that will bring together scholars, librarians, students and others who are interested in scholarly activities that take advantage of digital technology
When: Sept. 19-21 (Thursday-Saturday)
Where: Forum on the first floor of UNT’s Willis Library, which is located one block east of Highland Street and...