University of North Texas

College of Music | Graduate Studies

Orientation Schedule (Fall 2017)

Monday, August 21

All new graduate students are required to attend.  Rooms are subject to change.

8:00-9:00am Check-in, 301 entrance to Recital Hall

9:00-10:00am General Meeting, Recital Hall

10:00-11:00am Degree Program Orientation
M.M., DMA, Performance, Conducting: Dr. Nicholas Williams, Recital Hall
MA, PhD, Musicology, Theory, Ethnomusicology, Dr. Heidlberger, MU 258
M.M., D.M.A., Jazz Studies: Dr. John Murphy, 282
M.M., Ph.D., Composition: Dr. Joseph Klein, MU 2005
M.M.E., Ph.D., Music Education: Dr. Don Taylor, MU 307
GAC, all Graduate Artist Certificates, Dr. Conlon, MU 250
10:00-11:00am Degree Program Orientation
(Music Education does not have a major field meeting)
Composition (Graduate Composition Exam): Dr. Klein, MU 2006
Theory, Dr. Bard-Schwarz, MU 290
Jazz Studies: Dr. Murphy, 282
Piano: Dr. Harlos, MU 258
Organ: Dr. Eschbach, MU 213
Voice: Dr. Austin, MU 250
Strings: Dr. Dubois, MU 321
Woodwinds: Ms. Reynolds, MU 287
Brass: Mr. Holt, MU 289
Percussion: Mr. Ford, MU 131
Conducting: Dr. Sparks, MU 230
Graduate Placement Exams (Music History)  (more info)
1:00-4:00 p.m., Sage Hall C330
Additional directions: please bring a pair of earbuds or headphones.

Tuesday, August 22

Graduate Placement Exams (Music Theory) (more info)
9:00-9:30 a.m. Theory Ear-Training (all degrees), Recital Hall
9:30-11:00a.m. Theory Part-Writing and Analysis (all degrees), Recital Hall
Graduate Writing Exam (more info)
1:00-3:00 pm Writing Exam (Performance majors only), MU 250
1:00-3:00 p.m. Writing Exam (Jazz Studies majors only), MU 262

Thursday, August 24

7:30am-12:30pm Teaching Excellence Seminar, Gateway Center Ballroom
Required of all new Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows.
Click here for more information. Registration is required.
To register for lessons

Master's and Doctoral students have a choice between 3 and 4 credit hours for lessons each semester.  Master’s students in their final semester may take lessons for 2 credits with a 1 credit recital course.  If you know your instructor, contact the following people for the 4 or 5-digit lesson class numbers ("codes") needed to register for lessons:

Divisions of Vocal Studies, Keyboard Studies, Conducting & Ensembles

Administrative Assistant:

Music Building, Room 244


Division of Instrumental Studies, Early Music Instruments

Administrative Assistant:

Music Building, Room 131 (codes also displayed on bulletin board outside)


Division of Jazz Studies

Administrative Assistant:

Or online at


Early Music Instruments

Director: or

Music Building, Room 2010