May 2016

Ed Soph interview

Ed Soph's interview on drummersresource.com was the most downloaded interview of 2015.

The nearly one-hour interview valuable for anyone who is studying music, not only drummers, and not only jazz students. Ed talks about his background, his approach to teaching, how he practices, characteristics of his best students, deep listening, preparing for a career in music, and the UNT program.

Link to interview

Alumni news from Alex Hahn


Alex Hahn, who completed his bachelor's in Jazz Studies at UNT in 2014, recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Jazz Studies from USC. In the fall, he will be attending the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz and will be working alongside Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. He won two Downbeat Magazine Student Awards and received First Place in the North American Saxophone Alliance Jazz Saxophone Competition. He's endorsed by D'Addario Woodwinds and plans to record his next album this summer.