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    Department News

    UNC faculty, students, and alumni are an accomplished group, engaging in research, publishing articles and books, recording and publishing music, and performing in concerts across the world. Learn more about their recent activity.


    1. The 2012-13 edition of Notes From the Hill, the annual newsletter of the Department of Music, is now available. It's been an exciting and productive year for our department's faculty and students, and Notes is a fantastic way to catch up on all the highlights. You can download Notes here, or contact us at to request a hard copy.
    2. At the November 2012 meeting of the American Musicological Society, four senior scholars were granted the significant honor of being named Honorary Members. Two of the four--Charles Atkinson and Marcia Citron--received their Ph.D.s from UNC-Chapel Hill.
    3. The UNC Department of Music welcomes new faculty member, Chérie Rivers Ndaliko, Assistant Professor, whose research interests center on intersections of music, film, and social change in conflict regions of Africa.
    4. The UNC Department of Music welcomes new faculty member, Juan Álamo, Assistant Professor of Percussion.  Álamo holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees with Jazz as related field from the University of North Texas.
    5. The UNC Symphony Orchestra, Tonu Kalam, Conductor receives the American Prize for its performance of Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances, Op. 45: III.  Watch the video.
    6. UNC graduate students engage in research ranging from of Marian texts in the 17th century Lutheran Liturgy to the study of popular music in contemporary evangelical music-making. Learn more about their research.
    7. UNC voice students and alumni sing and perform across the globe.  Learn more about their recent achievements.
    8. UNC Jazz Studies faculty, Jim Ketch, releases a new CD through Summit Records.  Listen to excerpts.
    9. The UNC Wind Ensemble, Evan Feldman, Conductor, premiered a new work, Edge, for wind ensemble and electronics by UNC Composition faculty, Stephen Anderson, at the 2012 CBDNA conference in Kennesaw, Georgia.  Watch the video.
    10. The UNC Marching Marching Tar Heels delight audiences at UNC football games.  See them in action.
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