Alumni update from Dave Tough:
"I was a Jazz Studies major with an emphasis in drumset at UNT 94-98. I ended up graduating with a BA in Music as I wanted get a minor in business. I studied under Ed, John, Ron, Gideon, Paul, Derrik, Henry and several others. I also took a couple of semesters of an electric bass class too as I wanted to understand more than just the drums. My favorite memories were playing compositions I wrote at departmentals, playing for Neil's conducting class multiple semesters and taking the songwriting class from Paris.
I am currently a tenured professor of Audio Engineering Technology at Belmont University in Nashville, TN, teaching the music production to Belmont students. I am a Dove Award winner and I have won the grand prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition twice in the past. I have had over 200 artists record my songs and have had my songs placed in multiple television shows and movies. I also host a new show on youtube called "The Producers Room with Dave Tough."
UNT gave me the musical foundation to achieve these goals. The best thing about UNT is that you get to hear what other talented peers are doing; it makes you push yourself to the next level!"