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CoA+A Faculty and Alumni Receive Creative Mecklenburg Grants from ASC

The grants support professional and artistic development for emerging and established artists.
   May 20, 2024

Faculty and alumni from the College of Arts + Architecture are among 54 artists to receive 2024 Creative Mecklenburg Grants from the Arts & Science Council (ASC). The grants...

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College of Arts + Architecture Announces 2024 Distinguished Alumni

Five Distinguished Alumni will be honored at a ceremony on April 12.
   January 31, 2024

The College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) will honor five Distinguished Alumni on Friday, April 12, in the tenth annual celebration of alumni achievement. The award ceremony will take place at 1:00 pm in Rowe Recital Hall and will be open to the public.

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Farewell to Our Graduating Office Assistants

Lysa Fakir and Rayden Leeder have worked in the CoAA main office for two years.
   December 13, 2023

As College of Arts + Architecture student office assistants, Lysa Fakir and Rayden Leeder have brought friendliness and professionalism to the CoA+A main office for the past two academic years. They are both graduating, and we will miss them!

Lysa is receiving a BFA in Art with a concentration in illustration and a Minor in Dance. Rayden is receiving a BA in Theatre with a...

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Dance Professor’s Company Receives NC Arts Council Grants

Movement Migration was awarded two state grants in the 2023 funding cycle and a grant from the ASC.
   December 6, 2023

Movement Migration, the dance company founded by Associate Professor of Dance Kim Jones, has been awarded two grants from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The two grants, more than $20,000 combined, support both project-based work and company operations.

“The grants announced today are a big step forward for our agency’s...

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December Dance Grad is Making His Way in the Charlotte Area

Alabi Orisadele will graduate this month with degrees in dance and exercise science.
   December 1, 2023

Growing up in the Raleigh suburb of Rolesville, North Carolina, Alabi Orisadele “danced in the mirror for fun,” but his physical focus was the year-round rigor of track and field and cross-country. So when he arrived at UNC Charlotte his freshman year, he chose Exercise Science for his academic home...

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Faculty and Alumni Recognized in “Best in the Nest” Awards

Annual awards are presented by Queen City Nerve independent newspaper.
   November 30, 2023

Several faculty and alumni in the College of Arts + Architecture have been recognized in the 2023 “Best in the Nest” Awards presented by Charlotte independent weekly newspaper Queen City Nerve. Covering a wide range of categories, the annual awards include both Critics’ and Readers’ Picks.

In the “City Life” Category,...

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Seven Faculty Receive ASC Artist Support Grants

Music and Dance faculty will use grants to develop new work and receive training.
   November 27, 2023

Seven current College of Arts + Architecture faculty members are among the recent recipients of grants from the local Arts & Science Council (ASC). Professor of Voice and Opera...

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Honoring the People Who Worked on the Land

Dance and music students perform African American Ring Shout at historic sites.
   November 10, 2023

On a recent sunny afternoon, a cool breeze blew through the trees, picking up fall leaves and making them dance through the air. As leaves swirled, students in stunningly colorful outfits sang and clapped, encircling a magnificent oak tree in a vibrant ring of music and movement. UNC Charlotte dance and music students had traveled to Historic Rosedale, a former plantation in Charlotte, to...

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Professor Creates for Baltimore Black Choreographers Festival

Ashley Tate's work shines a light on marginalized populations.
   October 30, 2023

Assistant Professor of Dance Ashley Tate recently presented her work, ​​"When A Black Man Walks," at the 3rd Annual Baltimore Black Choreographers Festival in Baltimore, Maryland. Held October 13-15, the festival was a weekend of performances, panels, and workshops designed to highlight Black choreographers. The Black...

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Dancers Perform at NC Museum of Art

   October 3, 2023

On Saturday, October 7, six UNC Charlotte dancers performed ​​An Homage To Dutch Art In A Global Age at the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) in Raleigh. Choreographed by dance professor Delia Neil, this piece was commissioned by the NCMA to accompany the exhibition, Dutch Art in a Global Age: Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 

Dutch Art in a...

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