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Voice Professor’s Opera Performed at Kennedy Center
Brian Arreola’s opera tells story of family separated at the US/Mexico border.
   April 9, 2022

The Washington, D.C. company IN Series presented an opera composed by Professor of Voice Brian Arreola at The Kennedy Center on Saturday, April 9. ¡Zavala-Zavala!: an opera in v cuts ...

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Architecture Student Wins Prize for Oral Presentation at Graduate Research Symposium
Ketki Prashant Bapat graduates in May with an M.Arch. and M.S. in Architecture and Building Science.
   April 4, 2022

Ketki Prashant Bapat was awarded first place for her oral presentation in the category of Arts & Architecture at the 2022 Graduate Research Symposium. Bapat is a dual degree graduate student pursuing a Master of Architecture and a Master of Science in Architecture and Building Science. She will graduate this May.

Bapat’s research project, “An Air-Depolluting System for Indoor VOC...

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Department of Music Collaborates with Central Piedmont to Present Opera
Opera Workshop students join the cast of “Susannah” for three performances at Halton Theater.
   March 29, 2022

Nine UNC Charlotte music students will join the cast of Carlisle Floyd’s opera, Susannah, in a production presented through a partnership with Central Piedmont Community College’s Opera Theatre program. Performances will take place April 1-3 in the Halton Theater on the main campus of Central Piedmont.

The voice students – Nicholas Andruzzi, Sarah Freeman, Kathryn Goretzka,...

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Theatre Professor Receives Woodward Research Award
Kaja Dunn is one of three inaugural recipients.
   March 25, 2022

Assistant Professor of Acting Kaja Dunn is one of three early-career faculty members who have received the inaugural ...

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Students and Faculty Create Art for Theatre Charlotte Production
“Love, Loss & What I Wore” will feature eight artworks by UNC Charlotte collective.
   March 24, 2022

The current Theatre Charlotte production of Love, Loss & What I Wore features eight artworks by stage tech/design students and faculty from the Department of Theatre and Performing Arts Services. The play by Delia and Nora Ephron runs through April 10 in various locations in Charlotte.

Based on the book by...

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Dance Professor Receives Grant to Produce African-Brazilian Arts Festival
Tamara Williams has received a 2022 Cultural Vision Grant from the ASC.
   March 4, 2022

Assistant Professor of Dance Tamara Williams has received a 2022 Cultural Vision Grant from the Arts & Science Council (ASC).

Cultural Vision Grants provide funds of up to $10,000 to support high quality arts and culture projects...

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Students to Perform at International Music by Women Festival
Five clarinet students will travel to Columbus, Mississippi, March 3-5.
   February 26, 2022

Five clarinet students from UNC Charlotte were selected through blind peer review to attend and perform at the Music by Women Festival at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Mississippi. The sixth annual international Music by Women Festival will be held March 3-5 and will feature concerts of music written by contemporary...

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Architecture Students Win Awards from Metal Building Manufacturers Association
Competition challenged students to create a metal building design for an elementary school.
   February 23, 2022

One former and two current undergraduate architecture students were awarded prizes in the inaugural Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) Student Design Competition. The competition for undergraduate and graduate students challenged participants to create an innovative metal building design for a one or two-story elementary school housing approximately 200 students.

Alumna...

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Dean Announces Inaugural “Friends of CoAA” Cohort
New seven-member board will convene on campus in April.
   February 17, 2022

Dean Brook Muller has announced the first cohort of the Friends of the College of Arts + Architecture (Friends of CoAA). The seven inaugural members – John Boyer, Mojdeh Henderson, John Iafrate, Dareion Malone, Melanie Reddrick, Stacey Rose, and Terry Shook – will help develop the mission and function of the board in support of the College.

“As we launch a new strategic plan for the...

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Theatre Alumna Returns to Direct Play Highlighting Black Voices
Tina Kelley '18 directs the Department of Theatre production of "Jump."
   February 17, 2022

"To come back to my alma mater in a professional capacity to tell stories, and tell specifically Black stories, has been nothing short of amazing," says theatre alumna Tina Kelly '18. Kelly returns to UNC Charlotte this semester to direct the Department of Theatre production of contemporary playwright Charly Evon Simpson's 2020 play, ...

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