Journal: In which the UNC Sackbuts Search for Musical Clues

August 7, 2017

This is the second and final part of the journal entries chronicling the travels of three members of the UNC Sackbut Ensemble. In Part One, Becca Clemens (BM ’14) described her experience playing in the Salzburg Festival along with Michael Kris, director … Continued

Journal: UNC Sackbuts Play the Salzburg Festival

July 31, 2017

A few members of the UNC Sackbut Ensemble recently traveled to Austria to play in the famous Salzburg Festival. The trio on the trip is made up of Michael Kris, director of the UNC Sackbut Ensemble, Becca Clemens (BM ’14), and … Continued

Bluegrass Initiative Adds Banjo Instruction With Hank Smith

July 28, 2017

The UNC Department of Music has announced that local bluegrass musician Hank Smith will join the faculty as a banjo instructor starting this fall. Smith will add to the Bluegrass Initiative at UNC by providing individual banjo lessons and collaborating … Continued

Department Announces Kenan Music Scholars Class of 2021

July 27, 2017

The UNC Department of Music has announced the Kenan Music Scholars Class of 2021. The four incoming students are Emma Schubart (violin) of Babylon, N.Y., Naomi Sutherland (harp) of Viroqua, Wis., Rebecca Williams (saxophone) of Asheville, N.C., and Jane Zhao (piano) of Cary, N.C. … Continued

Fall 2017 Ensemble Audition Information

July 19, 2017

Consider joining one of the many student ensembles offered through the Department of Music. We have all sorts of groups: small and large, Western and world music traditions, voice and instrumental. Take a look at the audition information below and come … Continued

Department Accepting Applications For Banjo Instructor

June 20, 2017

We’re hiring! Help us spread the word about this new position, and apply ASAP! The Music Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is searching for a banjo teacher to teach lessons and participate with the Bluegrass … Continued

Welcome New Music Students!

June 6, 2017

The Department of Music welcomes the Class of 2021 and is excited to meet all of our new students and see all returners. Incoming music majors should plan to attend the Music Department Orientation for First-Year and Transfer Students on Sunday, … Continued

40th Carolina Jazz Festival Featured on “Well Said”

February 10, 2017

  Jim Ketch, Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies, appeared on UNC’s “Well Said” podcast to discuss the 40th annual Carolina Jazz Festival happening February 15-18. Below is a transcript of the interview lightly edited for clarity and … Continued