New Book by Music Professor Explores Whiteness in Mid-Century Jazz

Kelsey Klotz examines Dave Brubeck’s music, career, and life to consider race in America.
   January 24, 2023

A new book by Dr. Kelsey Klotz, lecturer in music and Assistant Dean for Inclusive Excellence in the College of Arts + Architecture, explores the creation, manifestation, and interpretation of “whiteness” in mid-century America through the study of jazz musician Dave Brubeck. ...

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Dean Muller to Depart CoA+A

Dr. Lee Gray, professor of architectural history, will serve as interim dean.
   January 19, 2023

Dean Brook Muller has announced he will depart the University effective June 30. Lee Gray, professor of architectural history, will become interim dean.  

"I would like to thank UNC Charlotte for giving me the opportunity to lead the College of Arts + Architecture,” Muller said. “I have learned so much from its magical constellation of...

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Professor to Perform in Opera Carolina’s Porgy and Bess

Sequina DuBose, who will sing the role of Clara, has also released a new album.
   January 8, 2023

Dr. Sequina DuBose, assistant professor of voice, will sing the role of Clara in the Opera Carolina production of George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Performances will take place January 22-28 at the Belk Theater in uptown Charlotte’s...

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Theatre Students Perform with Charlotte Symphony

Logan Pavia and Sam Pomerantz sang on Holiday Pops program.
   December 20, 2022

Theatre students Logan Pavia and Sam Pomerantz were featured performers recently at the 2022 Holiday Pops concert presented by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. The annual program took place December 16-18 at the Knight Theater in uptown Charlotte.

Pomerantz, who graduated the same weekend, and Pavia are both participants in the College of Arts + Architecture’s Musical Theatre...

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Music Students Perform Carmen in Joint Production

Opera Workshop students sang major roles in production with Central Piedmont Opera Theatre.
   December 1, 2022

UNC Charlotte music students recently performed in a production of Bizet’s Carmen jointly presented by the Central Piedmont Community College Opera Theatre and the UNC Charlotte Department of Music’s Opera Workshop program. Performances took place November 17-20 in the Halton Theater on the main campus of Central Piedmont. Dr. Brian Arreola, director of the Opera Workshop program,...

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Professor of Musicology to Speak at United Nations

Dr. James Grymes will present his research on music and the Holocaust.
   October 28, 2022

Dr. James A. Grymes, professor of musicology, will present his research in a panel at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. The program, Music and the Holocaust: History, Memory and Justice will take place on November 10.

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Musical Theatre Students Win A1 Auditions

Nine students were selected to attend the conference in January.
   October 12, 2022

Nine UNC Charlotte students, including singers, dancers, and actors, have been chosen to attend the All-In-One (A1) Conference, where they will attend classes and workshops, meet with industry professionals, and audition for top casting agents and producers...

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Tohoku University Musical Exchange Creates Lifetime Memories

Japanese students join Women’s Chorus to traverse geographies and cultures.
   September 14, 2022

Just two days into their two-week exchange trip to Charlotte, the 17 students from Japan’s Tohoku University were scattered across the floor of Robinson Hall lobby, sitting in circles with members of the Women’s Chorus and laughing as they discussed foods they would “never eat.” Professor Ginger Wyrick, director of the Women’s Chorus, also known as The Charlotteans, and orchestrator of the “...

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Music Student To Present at American Musicological Society Conference

Emily Sheffield will present her paper at the Southeast Chapter meeting on October 1.
   September 7, 2022

Senior music education major Emily Sheffield has been invited to present her paper, “Hedda Grab-Kernmayer and the Intersectionality of Gender and Cultural Identity in the Nazi Ghetto of Theresienstadt,” at the Southeast Chapter conference of the American Musicological Society. The conference will be held on October 1 at N.C. State University.

Sheffield began her research as an Office...

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Students Excel at Hawaii Performing Arts Festival

Logan Pavia and Charity Williams participated in the professional development program.
   August 9, 2022

Musical Theatre Certificate students Logan Pavia and Charity Williams had the opportunity this summer to participate in the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, a prestigious, international professional development program for emerging artists. Now in its 17th season, the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival offers...

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