Four musical acts will serve as the 2019-20 artists-in-residence for the University of North Texas.
Composer and pianist Maria Schneider will be on the UNT campus Sept. 29-Oct. 4. She'll perform in concert with UNT's One O'clock Lab Band at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Murchison Performing Arts Center.
Schneider performs with an 18-member Grammy-winning orchestra. Most recently, Schneider brought home the 2015 Grammy for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album with the Thompson Fields. Two of Schneider’s Grammy Award wins have been for her work as a composer.
The New Zealand String Quartet will be in residence at UNT Oct. 6-11, with a concert at 8 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Recital Hall at the UNT Music Building.
Together for more than 30 years, the quartet has an eclectic repertoire, including Mozart, Beethoven, collaborations with jazz greats and new works by composers from China and New Zealand.
The Terri Lyne Carrington Super Group will be on campus Feb. 10-13, with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Murchison.
Three-time Grammy winner Terri Lyne Carrington is a renowned jazz and R&B drummer who has played with legendary musicians including Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz and Herbie Hancock. She will be in residency at UNT with her group — Ingrid Jensen on trumpet, Tia Fuller on saxophone, Linda May Han Oh on bass and Kris Davis on piano.
Spektral Quartet will in residence at UNT on March 2 and March 4, with a concert on March 2 in Voertman Concert Hall at the Music Building. The quartet celebrates 10 years together in 2020. The two-time Grammy nominee is known for moving seamlessly between classical music, jazz and a variety of other styles.
The artist-in-residence program is sponsored by UNT's Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Institute for the Advancement of the Arts, the arm of UNT that promotes artistic and creative expression.