By pursuing a graduate degree in Instrumental Performance at the University of North Texas, you join a community of current and former students who have won prizes in major instrumental competitions of every genre and are appointed to professional positions in orchestras, wind bands, universities and conservatories around the world.
We offer course work leading to a Master of Music degree, Doctor of Musical Arts degree or Graduate Artist Certificate in Performance. Each is offered with specializations in:
A hallmark of our graduate program is the individual attention provided through private lessons administered by world-renowned performers, teachers and recording artists. The Division of Instrumental Studies has 34 full-time resident faculty members and 20 adjunct faculty members drawn from ensembles such as the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and Dallas Opera.
The College of Music is one of the nation's most comprehensive music schools and recognized internationally for its artistic and academic excellence. The college is a vital component of the region's arts community, presenting approximately 1,000 concerts annually. Its facilities include 300 practice rooms, seven performance venues (including Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center and Voertman Hall), numerous classrooms and rehearsal rooms, computer labs and an intermedia theater.
The College of Music 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 accreditation means the college meets or exceeds strict academic standards for excellence in education.
The College of Music offers a variety and quality of performance opportunities unmatched by smaller schools, from large ensembles such as the One O'Clock Lab Band and the Wind Symphony to specialized groups such as the Baroque Orchestra and Gamelan.
In addition to the many orchestras and bands, students get chamber music experience through the Center for Chamber Music Studies and perform with instrumental choirs such as the Harp Ensemble or Trombone Choir. Percussionists can play in classical percussion ensembles and world music groups that include the Afro-Cuban Ensemble or Steel Band. Playing in College of Music ensembles gives you professional-level experience — valuable preparation for a career in music.
Many of our graduate students are also involved with the Texas Center for Music and Medicine. The center features a team of musicians, music educators, clinicians and research scientists who study, treat and prevent various medical problems associated with learning and performing music.
You will need to meet the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School® and the College of Music and complete an audition before a faculty jury. Auditions are held on campus early in the spring semester for enrollment the following fall.
After being admitted to the College of Music, you will take music history and music theory placement exams given during orientation one week prior to the beginning of classes. More information about the College of Music requirements, audition dates, repertoire and graduate placement exams is available on our website.
As part of their program, graduate students are required to participate in two semesters of a large ensemble.
Once admitted to the College of Music, students are eligible for competitive, merit-based scholarships and teaching assistantships and fellowships. Assistantships and fellowships are awarded each spring for the following academic year. More information about these opportunities is available on our website. Other financial assistance programs are outlined on the Financial Aid website.
Mary Karen Clardy, flute
Elizabeth McNutt, flute
James Scott, flute
Terri Sundberg, flute
James Ryon, oboe
Daryl Coad, clarinet
Deborah Fabian, clarinet
Kimberly Cole Luevano, clarinet
John Scott, clarinet
Eric Nestler, saxophone
Kathleen Reynolds, bassoon
C. Keith Collins, Baroque bassoon
Lee Lattimore, Baroque flute
Kathryn Montoya, Baroque oboe and recorder
Julia Bushkova, violin
Philip Lewis, violin
Felix Olschofka, violin
Cynthia Roberts, Baroque violin
Laura Bruton, viola
Susan Dubois, viola
Daphne Gerling, viola
Eugene Osadchy, cello
Nikola Ruevic, cello
Jeffrey Bradetich, double bass
Jaymee Haefner, harp
Thomas Johnson, guitar
George Papich, director of the Center for Chamber Music Studies
Allen Whear, Baroque cello and viola da gamba
John Holt, trumpet
William Scharnberg, horn
Tony Baker, trombone
Brian Bowman, euphonium
Donald Little, tuba
Adam Gordon, Baroque trumpet
Terence Reynolds, horn
Gideon Foli Alorwoyie, world music and percussion
José Aponte, Latin percussion and drum set
Christopher Deane, percussion
Mark Ford, percussion
Paul Rennick, marching percussion
Michael Drake, drum set
Henry Okstel, percussion
Ed Smith, vibraphone
Poovalur Sriji, percussion