The University of North Texas A Cappella Choir is led by Dr. Allen Hightower, director of choral studies, and is the premier ensemble in the UNT choral program comprised of nine choirs. The A Cappella Choir has had a distinguished history of conductors that include Wilfred Bain, Frank McKinley, Hal Gibbons, Mel Ivey, and Jerry McCoy. In 1966 the choir participated in a three-month tour of Europe under the sponsorship of the US Department of State. The A Cappella Choir frequently performs at regional, national, and international conferences. Most recent engagements include TMEA (2020); National ACDA in 2013 (Dallas), 2005 (Los Angeles), and 1999 (Chicago); NCCO in 2008 (Cincinnati); and International Choral Festivals in 2012 (Daejeon, South Korea) and in 2009 (Taipei).