UNT’s renowned College of Music continues to attract world-class faculty. Among those joining the college this fall were Paul Leenhouts, professor and director of the early music program and the Baroque Orchestra, and Richard De Rosa, associate professor of jazz studies.
Leenhouts is a recorder virtuoso and an internationally recognized leader in the early music field. He was professor of recorder and historical development at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, is a founding member of the Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet and directs the contemporary music collective Blue Iguana.
DeRosa has toured and recorded with Gerry Mulligan and Bob Brookmeyer, among others. His arrangements have been recorded by big bands, soloists and orchestras, and he composes for television, film and theater. He previously taught at William Paterson University, Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School.