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Voice and flute students do well in recent competitions

November 19, 2020

Congratulations to all our voice and flute students who participated in the NATS Voice Auditions and Raleigh Area Flute Association’s Annual Review and Contest recently! NATS Voice Student Auditions in Musical Theater Category 5A First Year College/Independent Studio Music Theater … Continued

DWW: Martha Flowers: Black Music Faculty Trailblazer

November 11, 2020

by Professors Marc Callahan, David Garcia, and LaToya Lain Women descending from their ancient mirror Bring you their youth and their faith in yours And one, her light the veil that draws you in Makes you secretly see the world … Continued

Spring 2021 Music Special Topics Courses

November 10, 2020

Registration is just around the corner and we want to be sure you have all the information you need to fill your schedule with exciting music courses this spring! Below are all of the special topics courses that will be … Continued

New voice scholarship coming 2021

November 9, 2020

The Department of Music, along with the Arts & Sciences Foundation and the Smith Family, is proud to announce the new Jo Allison Smith Scholarship in Voice. Established in honor of his late wife, Jo Allison Smith, by Mr. Edward … Continued

First Fridays Spring ’21 Call for Proposals

November 6, 2020

About the Project  This past fall, Arts Everywhere and the UNC Department of Music were pleased to present First Fridays online featuring students performing works by underrepresented voices. The performers from our Fall performances wowed us with their artistry, inspired … Continued

DWW: A Reflection and Call to Action

November 4, 2020

This week’s feature is a resource from our Anti-Racism Music Resources page, by Ph.D. Candidate A. Kori Hill. This was originally published on October 28 as the tenth and final part of the Out of Context series on icareifyoulisten.com. You … Continued

Banjo by chance

November 2, 2020

UNC senior Anne Jarrell picked up the banjo on a whim at age 14 when her dad rescued one from a dumpster. She’s now been honored for her skills with the instrument by the International Bluegrass Music Association. Anne Jarrell, … Continued

DWW: Haydar on the Radar: Resisting Orientalism and Global Patriarchy

October 28, 2020

by Sophia Rekeibe, ’21 | beeasoph@live.unc.edu Raised in Flint, Michigan, Mona Haydar is a Syrian-American Muslim who defines herself as a rapper, poet, activist, practitioner of Permaculture, meditator, composting devotee, mountain girl, solar power lover and a tireless God-enthusiast (Haydar … Continued

Finding engagement in solitude

October 22, 2020

by Audrey Ladele COVID-19-induced isolation has proved a worthy adversary to musicians who thrive on collaboration and performance, both of which have been nearly impossible since March. The UNC Department of Music has been able to overcome some of these … Continued

DWW: Teaching Tolerance

October 21, 2020

by El Fisseha, business manager Teaching Tolerance states, “Our mission is to help teachers and schools educate children and youth to be active participants in a diverse democracy.” By offering free classroom resources and professional development opportunities Teaching Tolerance aims … Continued