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Alumni Feature: James Lane

November 17, 2023

“It is often said that opportunity comes at the intersection of luck and skill, but I believe you can take luck out of the equation if you build a network of people you can rely on throughout your life to … Read more

Finding His Research Rhythm

October 26, 2023

Héctor Aizpurúa, Jr. recounts his journey from remedial English classes to writing his honors thesis on the musical traditions of the displaced people of the Panama Canal. By Megan Mendenhall, originally posted on October 11, 2023 All Héctor Aizpurúa, Jr. … Read more

We’re hiring!

October 12, 2023

The department is pleased to announce searches for two full-time faculty positions, both positions would begin on July 1, 2024. Assistant Professor in Musicology The Department of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for … Read more

Finding connection and purpose

October 4, 2023

“Music in Italy is a way of life. Music breathes within the fabric of the cities and grows within the culture of the Italian people.” In the spring we shared the exciting news of Madi Marks’ Summer Burch Fellowship Award … Read more

Meet Lecturer Rusty Smith

September 25, 2023

We’re pleased to welcome Dr. Rusty Smith to the deparment as lecturer of trumpet! Dr. Smith is a North Carolina native with decades of teaching experience at higher education institutions and privately. He’s also an active performer in a variety … Read more

From songwriting class to Spotify

September 15, 2023

“Rather than getting stuck and giving up, MUSC 381 showed me first-hand how it can take weeks for an idea to truly blossom into a comprehensive song.” Alumna Lindsay Meyer, BA 2023 in Dramatic Art with a minor in Writing … Read more

Professor Mark Katz on Sound Expertise

September 13, 2023

Last month, Professor Mark Katz was a guest on the podcast Sound Expertise, hosted by alumnus Will Robin, Ph.D. 2016, in an episode titled “Hip-Hop and Friendship on Death Row with Alim Braxton and Mark Katz.” Katz and Braxton discussed … Read more

Alumni Feature: Courtney Hedgecock

September 8, 2023

“My best advice is to think broadly about all the skills you’ve learned through music and the opportunities out there to apply them. Your training has equipped you with a vast set of unique experiences—teamwork from chamber music playing, discipline … Read more