College of Music doctoral student José R. Torres-Ramos has received the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship to study mariachi in Mexico for a year. He is the first UNT Ph.D. student in ethnomusicology to earn this fellowship.
Torres-Ramos, a 48-year-old San Antonio native, began playing mariachi in high school. He went on to become a music teacher at the middle and high school levels and is now in his fifth year at UNT for his doctorate in ethnomusicology, which is the study of music from different cultures, especially non-Western cultures. Read More via ParkBench.