Thursday, June 13, 2013
Recent UNT graduate wins national scholarship
DENTON (UNT), Texas— Jon Savage of Hurst, a recent University of North Texas graduate, is one of only 20 students in the nation to receive the 2013 Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award for $150,000 to attend graduate school. His parents, Brad and Patricia Berglund, live in Fort Worth. The award from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation recognizes and rewards America's promising up-and-coming artists from lower-income backgrounds with the nation's leading graduate...
Thursday, June 6, 2013
UNT exhibition, Intersections, features student paintings
What: The Institute for the Advancement of the Arts and the College of Visual Arts and Design present Intersections: Collaborative Inquiries in Painting, a showing of works from the UNT graduate painting studio
When: June 13 to July 17; Gallery hours: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Thursdays; Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm Street, on the square in downtown Denton
Friday, May 31, 2013
Deadline extended for Mayborn conference contest for high school, community college students
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- This fall, many Dallas-Fort Worth residents may recall the exact moment 50 years ago when they heard about a tragic historical event -- the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dealey Plaza. Or they may remember their parents' or grandparents' accounts.
By writing down eyewitness accounts of history for the Mayborn National History Writing Competition, high school and community college students may receive scholarships to attend the...
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
UNT opens registration for children’s summer music classes
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas College of Music invites infant to preschool-aged children and their parents to experience the world of music with its Early Childhood Music Program. Participants will learn to sing along, tap on drums, shake maracas and develop their musical abilities throughout the 6-week program.
Classes begin on June 1 (Saturday), but late registrations will be taken, if room allows. Classes end on July 6 (...
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
UNT Department of Dance and Theatre announces 2013-14 season
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 in the midst of a war with God, the racial prejudice in the selection of art gallery collections, and concludes with an offer...
Friday, May 10, 2013
Songwriter’s Competition winner receives invite to Kerrville Folk Festival May 23
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – A Radio, Television & Film senior who has been playing guitar since she was 11 recently took first place in the UNT Fine Arts Series 12th annual Songwriter’s Competition, receiving an invitation to the legendary Kerrville Folk Festival that hosts more than 100 songwriters over 18 days in May and June.
Ellie Meyer, from Colleyville, has been writing songs ever since she learned to play guitar and says that doing so helps foster a sense of unity and rapport with others.
“You never know how something you write will affect others – you may connect with...
Thursday, May 9, 2013
College of Music presents summer concerts, recitals
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – A variety of faculty and guests artists will perform this summer at UNT in conjunction with workshops presented by the College of Music.
Saturday, May 18: Texas Flute Festival
The summer series of concerts starts with guest artists events during the 36th Texas Flute Festival, at UNT on May 18. College of Music professors Stefan Karlsson (piano) and Lynn...
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Puppeteers from “Sesame Street,” “The Muppets” to teach workshop at UNT
What: Beyond the Sock — A four-day workshop that will teach University of North
Texas students and others to create puppets similar to those used on
“Sesame Street,” “The Muppet Show” and other television programs and
films, and to develop a...
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Double bass master’s student wins grand prize at American String Teachers Association competition
Denton, TEXAS (UNT) – A UNT College of Music master’s student recently became only the fourth double bass player in the history of the American String Teachers Association national competition to win the grand prize, capping a semester of competition wins.
In March, Heran Yang placed fourth in the San Antonio Tuesday Musical Club’s Young Artists Competition and won first place at the Lewisville Lake Symphony’s inaugural International Competition. The prize for the symphony win includes a concerto performance with...
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Music student awarded Perry R. Bass Fellowship
A former teacher, who worked to create a fine arts middle school in Austin and is now working toward her doctorate at UNT’s College of Music, has been awarded the 2013-14 Perry R. Bass Fellowship.
The fellowship will help Michelle Herring continue her doctoral work and participate in ensembles to further her music practice and rehearsal technique.
The fellowship honors the memory of Perry R. Bass, a successful leader and businessman from Fort Worth whose family continues his dedication to the arts community...