Welcome prospective students!

We're glad you're interested in our program. You'll find information on admissions and auditions for bachelor's and master's degrees here and information for doctoral applicants here. If you have questions, you can send them to the faculty member in the area you're interested in (faculty pages are linked here) or to me at john.murphy@unt.edu.

John Murphy
Chair, Division of Jazz Studies

Faculty searches for Drumset and Guitar

We're recruiting applicants for two faculty positions in jazz drumset and jazz guitar. Professors Ed Soph and Fred Hamilton will retire at the end of this academic year after 30 and 28 years of distinguished service, respectively. The applications for the faculty searches can be found here:

Drumset: https://facultyjobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52458

Guitar: https://facultyjobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52457

Alumni news from Craig Whatley

Craig Whatley is an alumnus of UNT (when it was NTSU) who played percussion in the One O'Clock Lab Band under director Leon Breeden. He can be heard on the albums Lab '71, Lab '72, and 12 by 3. In March 2016 he became totally deaf due to an ear ailment. In January 2016, with 90% of his hearing lost, he recorded two CDs worth of original music on keyboard entitled Lost in a Samba. Here's a sample track, entitled "Samba Interlude #1." The 2-CD set can be ordered by contacting Craig Whatley directly:

CEW
P.O. Box 150561
San Rafael CA 94915

Here's Craig in 1971 (photo by Bill Stapleton, click for larger image):

Here's a photo of Leon Breeden with students by Craig:

Here's a silent movie Craig made.The first portion shows the UNT (then NTSU) campus. The second portion shows the One O'Clock Lab Band on tour.

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand

We note with sadness the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, who, among his many accomplishments, was a composer and jazz player. The One O'Clock Lab Band traveled to Thailand twice. King Bhumibol Adulyadej first met the One O'Clock Lab Band in 1967 at the White House. Neil Slater took the band there in 2004. The trip was documented in the CD/DVD Live from Thailand. Steve Wiest took the band there in 2009 to perform at the World Saxophone Congress with James Carter (photos).

Daniel Foose releases new CD

New York-based bassist Daniel Foose, who earned bachelor's (2005) and master's (2007) degrees in jazz studies from UNT, released the CD "of Water and Ghosts" on Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records on Oct. 7, 2016. The CD features Daniel's compositions and collaborators Sebastian Noelle on guitar, Keita Ogawa on percussion, Tomoko Omura and Maria Im on violin, Allyson Clare on viola and Jennifer DeVore on cello.

Daniel and his CD were the subject of this NPR news story on Nov. 26, 2016:

http://www.npr.org/2016/11/26/503416845/after-a-trip-to-familys-former-slave-plantation-musician-daniel-foose-composes-n

CD: http://www.danielfoose.com/new-products/of-water-and-ghosts-physical-cd
iTunes: http://snip.ftpromo.net/dfooseitms
Digital Download: http://www.bjurecords.com/store/
Label: http://www.BJURecords.com

Lab 2016 video

Noel Johnston's new book


Noel Johnston, alumnus and adjunct instructor in jazz guitar, has published a new book, Voicing Modes. It's available from Noel's site and at amazon.

Little "D" Town

Little "D" Town, the new CD by the Latin Jazz Lab, directed by José Aponte, is now available in the College of Music online store.

Lab 2016

Lab 2016 is available for purchase.

Syndicate performances


Photo by Craig Marshall

The schedule of performances in the University Union Syndicate is available now.

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