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The UNT Percussion Group (formally the 1:00 percussion ensemble) directed each semester by one of the UNT Percussion Teaching Fellows, is comprised of freshman and sophomore percussion majors that performs modern and classic compositions for percussion ensemble.
The UNT Percussion Players (formally the 12:00 percussion ensemble) is a UNT classical percussion ensemble, directed by Christopher Deane, that is comprised of advanced undergraduate percussion majors. The ensemble performs a wide spectrum of literature including historically significant ensemble works as well as new compositions for percussion ensemble.
Director, Percussion Players
Associate Professor of Percussion
Christopher Deane is an Associate Professor of Percussion at the University of North Texas College of Music teaching orchestral timpani, mallets, and directing the UNT Percussion Players percussion ensemble. He holds performance degrees from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He studied with James Massie Johnson, former principal timpanist of the St. Louis Symphony and percussion with Allen Otte. He has also studied independently with Roland Kohloff, N.Y. Philharmonic, Eugene Espino, Cincinnati Symphony and Leonard Schulman, N.Y. City Opera.
Includes traditional percussion, African, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, drumlines, Contemporary, Gamelan, South Indian, and Steel Bands. The University of North Texas Percussion area is a diverse and innovative program that has set high standards in percussion education and performance for decades. In addition to outstanding classical percussion offerings, the program boasts one of the finest jazz drum set programs in the country.Offical Website.
Renovated in 2010, Voertman Hall seats 380. Formerly known as the Concert Hall, the new performance space includes an upgraded mechanical system to reduce noise, multi-layered walls for sound isolation, a control booth, a ticket booth, a Green Room and updated lighting and audio systems.
The UNT College of Music began live streaming ensemble performances in 2009 for parents, potential students, and distant colleagues while showing the world-renowned music programs at UNT.
Recordings are available to UNT students and faculty for educational use only. Some concerts are available on youtube.
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The UNT College of Music is one of the world's largest and most respected comprehensive music schools. The college offers fully accredited degrees from the bachelor's to doctoral levels and are home to the world's first jazz studies program.
Faculty includes internationally-acclaimed artists and scholars in performance, composition, conducting, music theory, music history, ethnomusicology and music education.
The College of Music is one of the nation’s largest and most respected comprehensive music schools. It offers fully accredited degrees from the bachelor to doctoral levels and is home to the world’s first jazz studies degree program. Faculty include internationally acclaimed artists and scholars in composition, conducting, ethnomusicology, music education, music entrepreneurship, music history, music theory and performance. The college presents more than 1,100 concerts and recitals annually. UNT music alumni can be found around the globe in impressive, award-winning careers across a wide-range of music professions. music.unt.edu