Amateurism and Accreditation in the Robert R. Miller Collection

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Local Archives, Global History: Post 4 by Chandler Hall  Many famed musicians have passed through the music program at the University of North Texas (UNT), but has anyone ever heard of UNT’s accountant-to-organist pipeline? One alumnus who came down it was Robert R. Miller, who graduated from what was then the North Texas State College (NTSC) in 1950 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Boxes in UNT Library’s small Robert… Read more »

Music Library Student Spotlight

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At the Music Library, we are incredibly grateful for our student employees! They keep everything running behind the scenes, as well as assisting visitors at the service desk. Learn about some of our many amazing students in this Music Library Student Spotlight series.  Mikayla Dupont Trumpet Performance / Graduate What are you looking forward to… Read more »

Celebrating Jazz Featuring Joshua Cossette

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April is Jazz Appreciation Month and the UNT Music Library is celebrating by highlighting one of our many, wonderful student assistants: Joshua Cossette. Cossette is a current master’s student in Jazz with a specialization in Arranging and Composition; he also helps run the Music Library service desk by assisting patrons and keeping the music stacks… Read more »

Studying with Music

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Did you know that listening to certain types of music can enhance focus and improve information retention? Your brain generates a certain amount of electricity that is displayed in the form of brain waves. The four different types of brainwaves are: Beta Beta waves are characteristic of a strongly engaged mind, this is the fastest… Read more »

Piano Roll: Tchaikovsky’s Troika, performed by Rachmaninoff

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In this inaugural post, we are happy to present the first in a series of videos featuring our Model B Ampico Knabe reproducing piano, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s performance of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Troika”, No. 11 from The Seasons (Op. 37a): This piano and over 5,400 rolls (as well as thousands of CDs, 78s, cylinders, etc.) were donated in… Read more »
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