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Wednesday, April 27, 5pm
Recital Hall 
(Music Building)

Guest Lecture and Retirement Tribute to Dr. Gene Cho

Mark Spicer, guest speaker

The Music History, Theory and Ethnomusicology Division pays tribute to Professor Gene Cho upon his retirement after 42 years of teaching at the University of North Texas College of Music.

Mark Spicer is Professor of Music Theory at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He specializes in the reception history and analysis of popular music, especially British pop and rock since the 1960s, and his writings have appeared in a number of scholarly journals and essay collections. His book Sounding Out Pop, co-edited with John Covach, was published by the University of Michigan Press in 2010, and he has since edited the volume onRock Music for the Library of Essays on Popular Music series from Ashgate. Most recently, he completed a three-year term (2013–15) as Associate Editor of Music Theory Spectrum. Among his current and ongoing research projects, he is working on a book that will explore how certain pop and rock musicians since the early 1970s have confronted their anxiety of influence towards the Beatles, provisionally titled In the Beatles’ Wake.

Prof. Spicer served for ten years (2005–15) as Director of Undergraduate Studies in Music at Hunter College, and was the 2015 recipient of Hunter’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. In addition to his scholarship and teaching, he maintains an active parallel career as a professional keyboardist and vocalist, having worked with several groups in the US and the UK since the 1980s. In the early 1990s, he was a founding member of the critically acclaimed group Little Jack Melody and His Young Turks, and can be heard on their first two CDs, On the Blank Generation (1991) and World of Fireworks (1994). He continues to take the stage most weekends with his own “electric R&B” group, the Bernadettes, and with the Christ Church Choir in New Haven. 

April 11, 2015: UNT Hosted AMS-SW Meeting

The Music History Area and the Music Library Co-Hosted the American Musicological Society Southwest Chapter annual meeting on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Click here for more information

Joel Lester Residency, September 24-28

Below: Photographs from the Joel Lester Division Lecture on September 24, 2014; Photographer: Erin Lancaster


GAMuT Graduate Student Conference at UNT - Saturday, September 28, 2013
The Graduate Association of Musicologists und Theorists (GAMuT) and the College of Music at the University of North Texas are pleased to announce a graduate student conference to be held Saturday 28 September 2013 at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. We are also excited to announce that Dr. John Covach, Director of the Institute of Popular Music for the Eastman School of Music, will be our keynote speaker.


March 1-2, 2013
UNT CoM hosted the TSMT meeting, 1-2 March, 2013

MHTE Welcomes New Faculty (Fall, 2012)

From Left to Right: Rachel Mitchell (music theory), Peter Mondelli (music history), Frank Heidlberger (chair), Catherine Ragland (ethnomusicology), Robert Pearson (music history), and Justin Lavacek (music theory).