Q&A: Lee Weisert

September 7, 2017

The North Carolina Arts Council this week named Lee Weisert, associate professor of composition, one of its recipients of the 2017-18 Artist Fellowship Awards in composition. Weisert, who is a composer of instrumental and electronic music and a multimedia sound … Continued

2017-18 Subscription Passes For Sale

September 5, 2017

The UNC Department of Music is once again bringing back the best music bargain in town for the 2017-18 year. Subscription passes for the William S. Newman Artists Series and Scholarship Benefit Concert Series are now on sale in the … Continued

Researching the Brain through Balinese Gamelan

August 30, 2017

By Trevor McPherson Throughout all of my exposure to the niche field of musical neuroscience, I have noted that the vast majority of research centers around western musical culture. Studies are conducted by western-trained musicians, examine the effects of western … Continued

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