UNT, Collin College will work together to design seamless transfer pathways for students

Submitted by wdc on Fri, 2017-10-13 08:52

<p>The University of North Texas and Collin College will participate in Education Design Lab’s Seamless Transfer Pathways Design Challenge, a 15-month design process exploring ways for students seeking a bachelor degree to transition smoothly from a community college to a four-year institution.  </p>

Outstanding UNT faculty to be honored during sixth annual awards dinner

Submitted by wdc on Thu, 2017-10-12 09:30

<p><span>Four </span><a href="https://www.unt.edu/"><span>University of North Texas</span></a><span> faculty members will be among the educators celebrated for their dedication to excellence through research, service and education. The awards will be presented during the sixth annual Salute to Faculty Excellence Awards Dinner & Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20 (Friday) at the University Union’s Emerald Eagle Ballroom.</span></p>

Qawwali singers bring 700-year-old mystical music to UNT

Submitted by wdc on Wed, 2017-10-11 12:49

<p>Qawwali began more than 700 years ago as a musical tradition to deliver inspirational messages to devotees inside a shrine – a place where Sufi Muslims with mystical beliefs would seek the truth of divine love and knowledge. It is rarely heard outside of those sacred walls. Now the University of North Texas College of Music is bringing direct descendants of some of the original Qawwali singers to the Recital Hall in the Music Building, 415 S. Ave. C, at 8 p.m. Nov. 2 (Thursday) to perform their spiritual craft.</p>

Premier big band and Grammy-winning artist featured in UNT One O’Clock Lab Band guest concerts

Submitted by wdc on Tue, 2017-10-10 11:56

<p>The United States Navy Band Commodores – one of only five professional big bands in the U.S – and Christian McBride, a four-time Grammy-winning jazz virtuoso who’s one of the most recorded musicians of his generation, will each join the One O’Clock Lab Band for concerts this fall.</p>

UNT jazz takes talents to Klyde Warren Park for “Jazz on the Green”

Submitted by wdc on Mon, 2017-10-09 08:31

<p>The University of North Texas College of Music Division of Jazz Studies is continuing to celebrate its 70th year by partnering with The Dallas Foundation for “Jazz on the Green” at Klyde Warren Park, located at 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway in Dallas. The free concerts will be held from 7-9 p.m. on successive Thursdays beginning Oct. 26 and will feature some of the top talent in the UNT jazz program – including the Grammy-nominated One O’Clock Lab Band.</p>

‘Best of the Two’ album release honors esteemed retired UNT Lab Band directors

Submitted by wdc on Thu, 2017-10-05 08:40

<p>Jim Riggs and Jay Saunders have dedicated their lives to the University of North Texas – first as students, then as directors of College of Music lab bands before retiring. They are now being honored by the Division of Jazz Studies with the release of “Best of the Two,” two CD boxsets featuring music they directed and recorded while professors and jazz bandleaders.</p>