The College of Music has the largest enrollment for public university music programs in the U.S. and is one of the world's most respected comprehensive music schools. Faculty include internationally acclaimed artists and scholars in composition, conducting, ethnomusicology, jazz studies, music education, music entrepreneurship, music history, music theory and performance, and performing arts health.

 

  • Denton ranked 1st in the nation as a best college town for music majors by MusicSchoolCentral.com
  • Undergraduate music program ranked 3rd in the nation for value by GreatValueColleges.net
  • General music program ranked 4th in the nation for best value by CollegeFactual.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
  • 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 19th in the world among the Top 25 Music Schools for Film and TV by the The Hollywood Reporter 
  • College of Music named one of the 10 Best Music Schools in the U.S. by MusicSchoolCentral.com
  • College of Music ranked 1st in Texas and 3rd in the nation for veterans by CollegeFactual.com
  • College of Music ranked 4th in the nation for awarding music degrees to Hispanics by The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine
  • College of Music ranked 4th in Texas, 14th in the South and 50th in the nation by Best-Music-Colleges.com
  • College of Music named a Top 21 Best Music Business School in the nation by Billboard.com
  • College of Music's Symphony Orchestra named one of the Top 20 most impressive college orchestras in America by OnlineSchoolsCenter.com
  • College of Music named one of the Top 25 U.S. Jazz Guitar Schools by Jazzguitar.be