The University of North Texas A Cappella Choir is led by Dr. Allen Hightower, director of choral studies. The choir, selected by competitive auditions from the more than 1,600 music majors within the College of Music, is the premier ensemble in the UNT choral program comprised of nine choirs. Currently celebrating its 82nd anniversary, the A Cappella Choir has 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). The UNT A Cappella Choir can be found on YouTube in numerous performances over the past few years.