Wednesday, August 21, 2013
UNT College of Music honors professors with fall keyboard concerts
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – The College of Music will dedicate its fall faculty and guest artist piano concerts to the cherished memories of two former UNT professors who passed away during the summer.
Bob Rogers, who died May 14 at the age of 91, was a Professor Emeritus of Music and an alumnus. He started at UNT in 1939 when it was North Texas State Teachers College. Known in the Denton community as the “Piano Man,” Rogers...
Friday, August 16, 2013
UNT's On My Own Time exhibition winners head to regional show
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – A University of North Texas graduate who put down his brushes for eight years recently decided to take up painting again – and pursuing this passion led to a Best in Show win.
College of Visual Arts and Design graduate Kenneth Nicholson was named the 2013 Best of Show winner of UNT’s On My Own Time exhibition on Aug. 8. The show included works, both professional and amateur, in a variety of media from UNT employees who create art “on their own time” – that is, not as part of their jobs...
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
UNT's College of Music Fall 2013 season features festivals, guest artists, celebrations and family events
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – The College of Music's fall 2013 season is packed with a variety of events, including new faculty debut performances, a Brazilian music festival, the performance of a new edition of a 400-year-old masterwork, the College of Music Gala, anniversary celebrations for the A Cappella Choir and the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia, and family-friendly concerts.
Two of the first concerts of the season feature Nathan Olson, a new part-time faculty member and co-concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. He will...
Thursday, August 8, 2013
UNT band directors achieve honors at state convention
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – UNT's three College of Music wind conductors were recognized for their achievements at the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention held in July in San Antonio.
Regents Professor of Music Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor of the Wind Symphony, was only the 13th person in more than 60 years to be awarded an Honorary Life Membership to the association. Symphonic Band conductor and College of Music Professor Dennis Fisher was named a recipient of the 2013 Meritorious Achievement Award. And, Dr...
Monday, July 29, 2013
UNT music student wins award at international conference
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – When University of North Texas senior Melissa Hatheway experienced pain while playing clarinet following a performance-related injury, the then-freshman was encouraged by her parents and College of Music professor Kris Chesky to research health issues of band musicians.
Following nearly four years of research, Hatheway was presented the Alice G. Brandfonbrener Young Investigator Award at the July 20-23 Performing Arts Medicine Association annual symposium. The Cedar Park student is only the...
Monday, July 15, 2013
UNT dye garden to provide sustainable, organic colors for student projects
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Artists at the University of North Texas are stepping away from harsh chemical dyes in favor of natural dyes made from flower petals, plant leaves, roots and other organic materials.
The organic materials will be grown in UNT’s Natural Dye Garden, a project that was suggested by students, and will be funded by the We Mean Green Fund, housed in UNT’s Office of Sustainability, and UNT’s ...
Monday, July 15, 2013
UNT student's sculpture wins first place in national art show
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – As a semi-pro hockey player, UNT senior Jordan Grimes would sketch in a notebook while on the road. Upon entering the College of Visual Arts and Design, Grimes’s art went from sketches to watercolor paintings, then to 3-D sculptures that fuse watercolor with items from nature and a tribute to Native Americans.
Now, Grimes, a Denton native, is receiving recognition for his life-like sculptures. He recently won first place in the Texas Spirit Art Show in Graham, Texas, and his work will be...
Friday, July 5, 2013
UNT professor's work details language of African drums
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – A drum does more than make a sound. It can call your name or ask a question – and respond. In his new book, Agbadza: Songs, Drum Language of the Ewes, College of Music Professor Gideon Foli Alorwoyie explains the deeper meaning behind the music, lyrics and the language of the drums that the Ewes in Africa have developed for centuries.
The book will be released July 15, along with a CD of songs that can be regarded as one long work in 25 sections. The style of music traditional to the Ewe people from Ghana, Togo and Benin in West Africa is detailed in...
Friday, July 5, 2013
UNT student, three alumnae join Dallas Cowboys hip-hop dance team
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – A love of dance – and the stamina to dance for hours on end – brought a University of North Texas student and three alumnae together to audition and ultimately make the Dallas Cowboys Rhythm and Blue hip-hop team.
The Dallas Cowboys, in partnership with Miller Lite, selected 17 women to represent them this season as the 2013-2014 Rhythm and Blue Dancers. The final squad was selected on June 7.
UNT dance junior Jessica Stewart, of Dallas, joins the team for her second year. Alumnae Kara Robinson, from The Woodlands, and...
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
UNT alumnae, professors recognized by national group for outstanding fiber, textile and design work
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – College of Visual Arts and Design May graduate Liyun (Alice) Chang was recently named a recipient of the Surface Design Association’s 2013 Outstanding Student Award. She and four alumnae received a variety of recognitions by the association, along with two award-winning professors.
“The Surface Design Association is an international textile, fiber art and design group that offers a very competitive venue,” said Associate Professor Janie Stidham, who won third place in the association’s fashion show. “I feel that our performance at the event speaks loudly to the...