Notable Alumni

Meat Loaf
Grammy Award-winning singer and actor
Tom "Bones" Malone ('69)

Trombonist; member of the original Saturday Night Live band for 10 years; backed John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd for the Blues Brother act; formerly served as the principal arranger and trombonist for the Late Show with David Letterman

Lou Marini

Saxophonist; original member of the Saturday Night Live band for 10 years; backed John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as "Blue Lou" in The Blues Brothers and Blues Brothers 2000; also played in the band for Night Line with David Brenner

Lyle Mays

Composer and keyboardist for the Pat Metheny Group; won seven Grammy Awards with the group and has been nominated four times for his own work

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Latonia Moore
Latonia Moore

Soprano who has performed at the Metropolitan Opera

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Maren Morris

Grammy-winning country singer-songwriter

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Michael Martin Murphey

Grammy nominee, country singer-songwriter of the hit "Wildfire"

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Gary Nicholson
Gary Nicholson

Two-time Grammy Award-winning producer and singer-songwriter of No. 1 hits

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Roy Orbison
Deceased 1936-1988

Grammy Award-winning singer and guitarist; songs included "Oh, Pretty Woman," considered one of the 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and "Crying"

Dave Pietro ('87)

Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and member of the Maria Schneider Orchestra

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Emily Pulley ('95)

Soprano with the Houston Grand Opera and the New York Metropolitan Opera

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Patricia Racette ('88)

Soprano with the Santa Fe Opera and the New York Metropolitan Opera

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Bob Singleton
Bob Singleton ('78)

Grammy and Dove Award-nominated music director of Barney and children's albums

Snarky Puppy

Three-time Grammy Award-winning band, known for its combination of jazz, funk and world music

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B.W. Stevenson

Singer-songwriter of the hit "My Maria"

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Eli Young Band James Young ('02), Chris Thompson ('04), Mike Eli ('04) and Jon Jones ('04)

Academy of Country Music-winning Eli Young Band members, James Young ('02), Chris Thompson ('04), Mike Eli ('04) and Jon Jones ('04); formed the country quartet as UNT students
 

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