UNC Jazz Hosts Trombonist Andre Hayward

October 13, 2017

By Parth Upadhyaya UNC jazz students will perform this weekend for the first time in the 2017-18 year alongside guest artist Andre Hayward. Hayward is an internationally-renowned trombonist and the Jamey Aebersold Visiting Jazz Artist. The UNC Jazz Combos will kick … Continued

UNC’s Biennial Festival on the Hill Returns

October 11, 2017

By Parth Upadhyaya The UNC Department of Music is hosting its biennial conference, the Festival on the Hill, this week on October 12-13, 2017. The theme of this year’s festival is “A Century of Movement: Russian Culture and Global Community Since 1917.” The … Continued

Marching Tar Heels Reimagine The Halftime Show

October 4, 2017

By Parth Upadhyaya Over the years, the Marching Tar Heels have been known for cheering on UNC athletic teams, spelling out Carolina in cursive, and leading 60,000 fans in “Hark the Sound.” This year, the Pride of the ACC is … Continued

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