School of Music Program Book 1972-1973 Page: 2
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The School of Music
The School of Music of North Texas State University, considered one
of the outstanding music departments in the U.S., is located in Denton,
less than an hour's drive from Dallas or Fort Worth. Graduates of
the School serve as performing artists, conductors and teachers throughout
the nation. Through these alumni, who are directors of music departments,
supervisors and teachers in public schools, and members of symphony or-
chestras, opera companies, choral organizations, and other professional
groups, the School of Music has extended a puissant influence, particularly
in the Southwest.
In general the aims of the School of Music are three-fold, the first aim
being to supply a good musical "climate" for the university, community,
and State. Numerous recitals, concerts by performing organizations, and
a Fine Arts Series provide opportunity for recreation and musical growth.
The second aim is to offer to students who do not wish to major in music;
but who desire musical experience and expression, opportunity to participate
in band, orchestra, and choir, and to study voice, piano, organ and other
instruments. Many of these students also take courses in theory, apprecia-
tion, and history of music. The third and most circumspect aim of the School
is to train professional musicians and professional teachers of music. For
this purpose, curricula covering the entire field of music study are offered
at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
Curricula leading to the degree Bachelor of Music are offered in com-
position, theory, voice, piano, organ, all orchestral instruments, dance band,
and in instrumental and vocal music education. The degree Master of Music
is offered in the fields of music education, applied music, composition, theo-
ry, and musicology. The degree Doctor of Philosophy may be earned in
music education, composition, theory, or musicology; the degree Doctor of
Musical Arts is awarded in performance or composition.
To give students of the whole university as well as of the School of
Music an opportunity to participate in musical performance, many organ-
izations are active on the campus. The ninety-piece Symphony Orchestra
performs eight to twelve times a year; the Opera Theater has given over
thirty operas; five choral groups perform for special occasions and the A
Cappella Choir makes a winter tour each year; the Concert Band makes an
annual spring tour in the Southwest; the Laboratory Dance Band is inter-
nationally known. In addition, the Madrigal Singers, Collegium Musicum,
Brass Choir, Percussion Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, and other groups regu-
larly present programs.
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North Texas State University. School of Music. School of Music Program Book 1972-1973, book, 1973; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc26360/m1/3/: accessed February 16, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.