With the training offered at UNT, you might play as a solo guest performer with an orchestra, perform with a smaller group or become a church musician or recitalist. Many keyboard musicians also teach private lessons in schools or colleges.
Our alumni enjoy successful performance and teaching careers around the world. They include:
By attending UNT, you'll study with others who share your passion for music performance. The College of Music, one of the nation's most comprehensive music schools, provides undergraduate programs in piano performance, harpsichord, organ and piano pedagogy.
Our faculty members are dedicated teachers and nationally and internationally known performers. They include gold medalists from the Van Cliburn and Chopin international competitions. We also give you the opportunity to:
Our exceptional facilities include the Murchison Performing Arts Center, which houses the Winspear Performance Hall and the Lyric Theater. The Music Building houses the Recital Hall and Voertman Hall. Practice facilities include 300 individual and ensemble rehearsal rooms.
To help you pursue your degree, we offer music scholarships based on talent and the College of Music audition. The Carl and Margaret Eastman Scholarship offers full tuition and room and board for qualified applicants. Other scholarships and financial assistance programs are outlined on the financial aid website.
Our college 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 we meet or exceed strict academic standards for excellence in education.
Former music students include Duain Wolfe, Director of the Chicago Symphony Chorus; Jeffrey Rathbun, Assistant Principal Oboist with the Cleveland Orchestra; more than 1,600 K-12 music teachers; and numerous singers on rosters of renowned opera houses.
You'll need to be accepted to the College of Music through an audition before majoring in Performance with a keyboard specialization. Auditions are held on campus during the spring semester for enrollment the following school year. If you can't audition in person, you may submit a video or audio recording. For more information about audition dates and admission requirements, visit the College of Music's site.
While enrolled at UNT, you'll complete 19 to 28 credit hours of lessons from faculty members, depending on your instrument. You'll also study music theory and music for your instrument and perform a recital during your junior and senior years. Four semesters of French or German are required if you study the organ.
The Career Center, Learning Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. The Learning Center offers workshops on speed reading, study skills and time management. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.