Do you already perform in an instrumental or vocal ensemble? Want a deeper understanding of music? Interested in a career as a music teacher, performer or composer? You should pursue a bachelorís degree in music at the University of North Texas.
Our music alumni work for:
Many alumni also teach lessons in private studios in addition to performing.
Our College of Music is internationally recognized for artistic and academic excellence. Students from across the world attend the college, making it a community of diverse talent and inspiration. At UNT, you may earn a Bachelor of Music degree in:
If you are a Performance major, you can choose an emphasis in keyboard, voice or instrumental performance. A Bachelor of Arts degree in Music is also offered.
Our faculty members are dedicated teachers as well as nationally and internationally known performers and researchers. They include:
We have scholarships available to help you pay for your education. These scholarships are awarded based on talent and an audition.
The college also sponsors Residents Engaged in Academic Living communities for Music Education and Jazz Studies majors who live on campus. These communities enhance our studentsí academic and social experiences.
The College of Music is one of the nationís most comprehensive music colleges and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, Va. 20190-5248; telephone 703-437-0700). This distinction means the college meets or exceeds strict academic standards for excellence in education.
Music facilities are located in seven buildings and include 300 practice rooms, eight state-of-the-art performance halls, and numerous classrooms and rehearsal halls. In addition, the Willis Library includes one of the nationís largest music libraries.
Our ensembles range from concert choirs, jazz bands and orchestras to chamber music groups, early music groups and opera.
To prepare for course work offered by the College of Music, you should be studying piano and music theory and practicing your primary instrument or voice. Students should have developed their musical skills in voice or with an instrument through private lessons and participation in high school ensembles before enrolling in the college.
If you are accepted into the college, you will take placement exams in music theory and piano. All non-keyboard performance students must take secondary piano. For the music theory exam, you should review the accurate writing of all major and minor key signatures in treble and bass clefs, the correct spelling of all major and minor scales, and intervals. Developing your knowledge of music theory and piano skills may help you to test out of some basic courses required of all College of Music students and will accelerate your advancement toward your degree.
We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the Texas Recommended or Distinguished Achievement Program or the equivalent in high school.
In your junior year, take the SAT or the ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.
In the fall of your senior year, apply for admission to UNT and to audition for the College of Music by the first Monday in December. You can apply for admission to UNT at Apply Texas. The application to the College of Music, audition requirements, audition dates and repertoire are at our website.
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT.
If youíre attending a Texas community college, you should consult our Transfer Articulation web page, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor/advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will help you receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.
Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you with a peer mentor and other campus resources. More than 3,500 students transfer to UNT each year. The center is in the University Union, Room 320.