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...
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Jazz Studies students win 16 DownBeat music awards
DENTON (UNT), Texas – University of North Texas students and ensembles from the College of Music’s Jazz Studies program were recognized 16 times with DownBeat Student Music Awards this year — more than any other institution. The prestigious awards will be announced in the June issue of the national jazz magazine.
“For our students to be recognized 16 times in this year's DownBeat Student Music Awards, after earning 15 recognitions last year, is...
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Award-winning fashion design students, seniors show collections at annual ArtWear exhibition
What: ArtWear annual juried exhibition of the works of graduating UNT fashion design students, sponsored by Neiman Marcus
When: 6 p.m. May 4 (Saturday)
Where: Silver Eagle Suite in the UNT Union; directions may be found at http://union.unt.edu/about/map-directions
Tickets: $25 general admission or $10 with UNT...
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
UNT students to present short documentary films
Thursday, April 11, 2013
UNT holds faculty dance concert with student, alumni and acclaimed guest dance educator
What: Celebrating the Power of Dance, annual Department of Dance and Theatre faculty dance concert with students, alumni and acclaimed dance educator Daniel Lewis
When: 8 p.m. April 25 and 26, 7 p.m. April 27, 2 p.m. April 28
Where: University Theatre, in the RTFP Building
Tickets: $10 adults; $7.50 UNT faculty and staff, UNT students with valid ID and seniors. Tickets can be ordered with a...