When Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and jazz producer Bob Belden ('78) recorded his latest CD, Transparent Heart, he picked musicians that had a special connection to him — young UNT alumni and students.
Richard Croft, professor of music and renowned tenor, received many accolades — including the cover of the February issue of Opera magazine — for his work as Gandhi last fall in the New York Metropolitan Opera’s production of Satyagraha.
Jeremy Wilson (’11 M.M.) took time out from his job as a trombonist with the Vienna Philharmonic — considered one of the most prestigious orchestras in the world — to perform the works of James Kazik (’00 M.M.) at a concert at UNT.
The opera program’s production of Marc Blitzstein’s Regina won first place in the National Opera Association’s Opera Production Competition. The award was presented at the association’s convention in January.