UNT students Jason Pockrus and Kimary Fick win presitigious music scholarships

College of Music doctoral students Jason Pockrus and Kimary Fick have earned prestigious research awards.

Pockrus, a saxophone performance major, received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to study at the Sichuan Conservatory in Chengdu, China, where he will transcribe classical Chinese music using the saxophone to replicate the sound of instruments traditional to the country.

Fick, a musicology major, was awarded a fellowship from the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst/German Academic Exchange Service to research German archives relating to her dissertation titled "Sensitivity Inspiration and Rational Aesthetics: Music in the Early German Enlightenment." She traveled to Germany to explore how listening to and performing music were considered necessary for morality during the time period.