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Theatre Students Perform in Charlotte Symphony’s “Spoon River Anthology”
Production took place October 3 in Elmwood Cemetery.
   October 4, 2021

Three theatre students and two recent theatre alumni performed on October 3 in the Charlotte Symphony production of Spoon River Anthology. The performance took place in Elmwood Cemetery in uptown Charlotte.

Written in 1915, with a second collection published in 1926, Edgar Lee Masters's Spoon River Anthology is a series of free verse monologues spoken from beyond...

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Architecture Faculty and Students Create Exhibition About Phil Freelon
Harvey B. Gantt Center and North Carolina Museum of Art will host the exhibition.
   September 30, 2021

The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture will be the first museum to present an exhibition about the North Carolina architect Phil Freelon (1953-2019). Created by faculty and students in the UNC Charlotte School of Architecture, ...

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Announcing the Inaugural Charlotte Urban Design Awards
Panel on Friday, Sept. 24 will discuss winners.
   September 23, 2021

The School of Architecture and the City of Charlotte Urban Design Center presented the city’s first Urban Design Awards, or “Urbies,” today to elevate the importance of excellent urban design. The goal of the annual awards program is to recognize and celebrate quality urban design in Charlotte, while encouraging continued community discussion around what makes for unique and great places....

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SoA Director to Deliver AIA Oklahoma Conference Keynote
Brownell will close conference’s first day with an exploration of COVID’s effects on architecture.
   September 21, 2021

School of Architecture Director Blaine Brownell, FAIA, will deliver a keynote address for the 2021 annual conference of the Oklahoma state chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Oklahoma). His presentation, "The Corona Effect: Toward an Inoculated Architecture,” will close the conference’s first day on September 30...

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Art Alumna Named NCAEA Rookie Teacher of the Year
Ali Petrauskas ’16 is a middle school art teacher in Concord, NC.
   September 14, 2021

Alumna Ali Petrauskas has been named “Rookie Teacher of the Year” by the North Carolina Art Educators Association (NCAEA). The NCAEA is the state's largest advocacy group dedicated to supporting visual arts education.

Petrauskas is in her third year as an art teacher at Harold E. Winkler Middle School in Concord, N.C. A double major...

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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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Dance Professor and Students to Present at Royal Academy of Dance Conference
Associate Professor of Dance Delia Neil will present a workshop at the international conference.
   August 31, 2021

Associate Professor of Dance Delia Neil will present a workshop at the Royal Academy of Dance international conference on September 4. Dance students Leah Adams and Brandy Brown will serve as the workshop demonstrator in the online presentation.

The Royal Academy of...

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City and School of Architecture Launch Charlotte Urban Design Awards Program
"Urbies" will celebrate good design in Charlotte.
   August 30, 2021

The City of Charlotte Urban Design Center and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte School of Architecture are collaborating on the city’s first Urban Design Awards, or “Urbies,” to elevate the importance of excellent urban design. An awards ceremony recognizing the inaugural Urbies winners will take place on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 5 p.m. A public panel discussion about the awards...

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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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