Students Win First Place Prizes at Regional Singing Competition

Thirteen students participated in the Mid-Atlantic Regional NATS Competition.
   March 23, 2023

Students Nicholas Andruzzi, Christian Souza, and Izzy Oyler brought home First Place prizes from the National Association of Teachers of Singing Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, held March 10 and 11 at Liberty University in Virginia.

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University Joins Charlotte SHOUT! as Ideas Pillar Sponsor

Faculty, students, and alumni contribute to festival programming.
   March 16, 2023

For 17 days this spring, Charlotte SHOUT! will invigorate Uptown Charlotte, bringing performances, installations, food trucks, interactive art and engaging conversations to plazas and venues in the center city. The annual festival aims to inspire Charlotteans with creative and culinary innovation, turning the center of town into a forum for new ideas and experiences. And for the first time,...

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Music Professor to Direct Texas All-State Jazz Ensemble

Dr. Will Campbell is the director of Jazz Studies at UNC Charlotte.
   February 6, 2023

Dr. Will Campbell, professor of saxophone and director of the Jazz Studies program, has been invited to direct the Texas All-State Jazz Band II at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention in San Antonio, February 8-11. Representing more than 17,000 current and future music educator members, the TMEA is one of the largest...

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College of Arts + Architecture Announces 2023 Distinguished Alumni

Six Distinguished Alumni will be honored at a ceremony on March 30.
   February 1, 2023

The College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) will honor six Distinguished Alumni on Thursday, March 30, in the ninth annual celebration of alumni achievement. The award ceremony will take place at 11:30 am in the Anne R. Belk Theater in Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts and will be open to the public.

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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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