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 31 Major Universities Strong in Music by Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021
  • College of Music bachelor's degrees ranked 10th for early career salaries by GradReports.com
  • College of Music named one of 20 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 Hispanic students by The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine
  • Undergraduate jazz studies program ranked 3rd in Texas, 4th in the South and 19th in the nation by Best-Music-Colleges.com
  • Music theory program ranked 4th in Texas, 16th in the South and 53rd in the nation by Best-Music-Colleges.com 
  • Undergraduate music theory program ranked 23rd in the nation by CollegeFactual.com
  • Undergraduate music performance program ranked 36th in the nation by CollegeFactual.com
  • Music history and literature program ranked 3rd in Texas, 10th in the South and 39th in the nation by Best-Music-Colleges.com
  • General music program ranked 4th in Texas, 16th in the South and 49th in the nation by Best-Music-Colleges.com
  • Undergraduate music performance program ranked 4th in Texas, 15th in the South and 48th in the nation by Best-Music-Colleges.com
  • College of Music ranked 4th in Texas, 16th in the South and 53rd in the nation by Best-Music-Colleges.com