I'm looking for...



Happening:
Anytime
to
Near:
Anywhere
That is
Anything

Top 25 Music Schools In the World? Hollywood Reporter Picks UNT At #17
by Jerome Weeks 10 Nov 2014

OK, so maybe it’s just another click-bait listicle. Still. UNT is in the company of the Royal College of Music, the New England Conservatory and Juilliard. Take that, Austin.

CTA TBD

calendars-eventsPhoto: UNT.edu

OK, so maybe it’s just another click-bait listicle. Still.

Number one is Juilliard in New York – such a surprise – and the usual suspects fill out much of the rest of the list: New England Conservatory, Royal College of Music, Curtis Institute, blah blah. But then, just below the Conservatoire de Paris and just above London’s Guildhall School of Music & Drama, there’s the University of North Texas in Denton. It’s worth pointing out that a) UNT is one of the largest music schools in the country, so this is a testament to quality, not quantity, and b) it’s the only music school included from Texas. In fact, it’s the only music school west of Indiana … until you hit California.

Nothing in Chicago, New Orleans, Seattle, etc., although, geez, there are FOUR in and around LA. Wonder how the Hollywood Reporter came up with that?

Here’s the full tout:

Austin is a famous music capital, but plenty of hipsters prefer Denton, which has its own music festival with 200,000 fans. The school boasts an incredible procession of alums including Roy Orbison, Pat Boone, Norah Jones, Meat Loaf and Deep Blue Something (“Breakfast at Tiffany’s”).

Notable alumni: Don Henley, Lyle Mays

SHARE
  • JeromeWeeks

    But then, back in June, USAToday actually put SMU at the number one spot in its rather odd list of the 10 best American music colleges. That’s “music colleges” – as in undergrad, not graduate schools, and apparently not conservatories. Perhaps that explains the complete and startling absence of the Curtis Institute, the New England Conservatory, Berklee, the Eastman, etc. http://usat.ly/1lbBOq6

  • JeromeWeeks

    But then, back in June, USAToday actually put SMU at the number one spot in its rather odd list of the 10 best American music colleges. It’s worth noting that’s “music colleges” – as in undergrad, not graduate schools, and apparently doesn’t include conservatories. So perhaps that explains the startling absence of the Curtis Institute, the New England Conservatory, Berklee, the Eastman, etc. http://usat.ly/1lbBOq6