Marsalis Leads Masterclass at UNC Charlotte

Branford Marsalis tells students, "Listen to as much music as you can."
   September 5, 2021

Three-time Grammy Award® winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis led a masterclass for music students in Rowe Recital Hall on August 30. Visiting campus the day after Charlie Parker's 101st birthday, Marsalis launched the Department of Music's "Charlie Parker 101" project with the class and a public event in the Anne R...

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Grymes Named Scholarship and Research Editor of College Music Society Journal

College Music Symposium is a peer-reviewed international journal that publishes twice a year.
   September 3, 2021

Dr. James Grymes, professor of musicology, has been named the Scholarship and Research Editor for the College Music Symposium: Journal of the College Music Society, effective immediately. 

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2021 CoA+A Convocation Brings Newcomers into the Circle

Dean Brook Muller welcomed new students, faculty, and staff to the College on August 22.
   August 25, 2021

The College of Arts + Architecture welcomed new members of our College family into the "circle" on Sunday, August 22, with the 2021 CoA+A Convocation ceremony and after party in the Arts Quad. 

Dean Brook Muller opened the evening: "I want to express my gratitude to all of you for joining us on this fine evening. It has been quite a stretch for all of us, and the bonds tying us...

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Professor to Premiere Lead Role in New Opera by Vietnamese Composer

Brian Arreola will perform in an opera by P.Q. Phan to be streamed August 21.
   July 27, 2021

Dr. Brian Arreola, professor of voice, will premiere the lead role in a chamber opera by Vietnamese American composer P.Q. Phan and his wife, librettist Anvi Hoàng. Presented by the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, What the Horse Eats will be performed and live-streamed from the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington, Indiana, on August 21 at 7 pm.

What the Horse...

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Robinson Hall Hosts Piano Sale

Pianos and digital pianos will be available for purchase August 5-7.
   July 26, 2021
The lobby of Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts will be host to a piano sale August 2-5.

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Department of Music Welcomes Visiting Band Directors

Brett Penshorn and Daniel Fischer will serve one-year appointments.
   June 16, 2021

The Department of Music has announced the appointment of two visiting band directors for the 2021-22 academic year, filling positions left vacant by Director of Bands Shawn Smith, who has accepted a position at Brigham Young University, and Associate Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands Shayna Stahl, who has accepted a position at the University of Kentucky.  

Brett Penshorn...

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Awards for Trumpet Professor

Eric Millard has received awards in two recent music competitions.
   April 21, 2021

Assistant Professor of Trumpet Eric Millard has received recognition in two recent music competitions: the King's Peak International Music Competition and The American Prize.

Millard won first place in trumpet in the brass division, ages 23 and up, of the King’s Peak International Music Competition. The virtual...

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Voice Professor Joins International Florence Price Fest Leadership Team

Dr. Sequina DuBose serves as the vice president of the board of the new program.
   April 6, 2021

Assistant Professor of Voice Sequina DuBose has become vice president of the board of the International Florence Price Fest, a new initiative dedicated to promoting the music of Black American composer Florence Price (1887-1953). The International Florence Price Fest...

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Two Students Advance to NATS National Auditions

Migdalia Ramirez and Sam Pomerantz will compete in the Music Theater category.
   March 30, 2021

Two UNC Charlotte students who competed at the state and regional levels of the National Association for Teachers of Singing (NATS) Student Auditions have advanced to the national level of the competition in the Music Theater category. Sam Pomerantz (student of Assistant Professor of Voice Sequina DuBose) and Migdalia Ramirez (student of...

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Music Department Announces New Director of Choral Activities

Dr. Jason Dungee will join the department as assistant professor in August.
   March 18, 2021

The Department of  Music has announced that Dr. Jason Dungee will join the faculty in August as Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities. 

A conductor, tenor, and music educator, Dr. Dungee holds degrees from the University of Arizona, Westminster Choir College, and Hampton University (Virginia). Prior to appointments as Director of Choral Studies in South...

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