The College of Music is the largest public university music program in the United States and is one of the most globally respected. Faculty include internationally acclaimed artists and scholars in composition, conducting, ethnomusicology, jazz studies, music education, music entrepreneurship, music history, music theory and performance.

 

  • UNT ranks 1st in the nation for best performing arts colleges and universities by CollegeGazette.com
  • College of Music named one of 10 distinguished colleges and universities by the Yamaha Institution of Excellence program recognizing extraordinary commitment to innovation in the study of music
  • College of Music named a Best Music Business School in the nation four years in a row by Billboard Magazine
  • College of Music named one of the Top 25 Major Universities Strong in Music by Fiske Guide to Colleges 2020
  • College of Music bachelor's degrees ranked 10th for early career salaries by GradReports.com
  • College of Music named one of the 10 Best Music Schools in the U.S. by MusicSchoolCentral.com
  • College of Music named a Top 20 Music School by The Hollywood Reporter
  • College of Music named one of the Top 25 U.S. Jazz Guitar Schools by Jazzguitar.be
  • College of Music's Symphony Orchestra named one of the Top 20 most impressive college orchestras in America by OnlineSchoolsCenter.com
  • Denton ranked 1st in the nation as a best college town for music majors by MusicSchoolCentral.com
  • College of Music ranked 4th in the nation for awarding music degrees to Hispanics by The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine
  • Undergraduate music program ranked 31st in the nation for value by GreatValueColleges.net
  • College of Music ranked 6th in Texas by Universities.com
  • Undergraduate jazz studies program ranked 3rd in Texas, 5th in the South and 23rd in the nation by Best-Music-Colleges.com
  • Music theory program ranked 3rd in Texas, 10th in the South and 35th in the nation by Best-Music-Colleges.com 
  • Undergraduate performance program ranked 36th in the nation by CollegeFactual.com
  • Music history and literature program ranked 4th in Texas, 12th in the South and 40th in the nation by Best-Music-Colleges.com
  • General music program ranked 4th in Texas, 14th in the South and 45th in the nation by Best-Music-Colleges.com
  • Undergraduate music performance program ranked 4th in Texas, 13th in the South and 45th in the nation by Best-Music-Colleges.com
  • College of Music ranked 4th in Texas, 14th in the South and 50th in the nation by Best-Music-Colleges.com