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UNT's College of Music is internationally recognized for artistic and academic excellence. The Composition program has more than 70 students and six full-time faculty members representing a variety of compositional approaches.
Our program helps you develop your musical imagination and hone your skills in writing for instruments and voices, making professional-quality scores, collaborating with performers, and using advanced computer music and intermedia technologies.
Students can present original works at SPECTRUM student composition recitals, composition workshops and open reading sessions by the UNT orchestras and wind ensembles. Other opportunities are available with:
Scholarships are available to help you pursue your degree. These scholarships are awarded based on creative potential, involvement in the program and academic achievement.
The College of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, which means the college meets or exceeds strict academic standards for excellence in education.
An interdisciplinary center within UNT’s Division of Composition Studies, the Center for Experimental Music & Intermedia (CEMI) provides a unique environment for the exploration of time-based arts and is internationally renowned for its long history of innovation, particularly in the realm of electroacoustic music.
The composition program at the University of North Texas is one of the largest and most diverse in the nation, with approximately 70 composition students and nine faculty members representing a variety of compositional aesthetics and approaches.
Regular guest composer residencies, visiting new music specialists, and dozens of events each year provide students with a rich educational and artistic experience.
Our graduates are employed as arrangers, orchestrators, music copyists, audio engineers conductors and teachers. They work for: