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DWW: Rap and Redemption on Death Row

October 14, 2020

by Professor Mark Katz MAILED FROM CENTRAL PRISON was printed in large capital letters across the top of the envelope. That was the first thing I noticed when I pulled the letter out of my faculty mailbox. I read it … Continued

Endeavors Interview with Andrea Bohlman

October 13, 2020

Andrea Bohlman is an associate professor in the Department of Music within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences and a recipient of the 2020 Hettleman Award for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement. She explores the diverse music that permeates past … Continued

DWW: Some thoughts on piano teaching

October 7, 2020

by Lecturer Robert Buxton The world is changing dramatically from the COVID-19 pandemic, and many old ways of thinking are being challenged. The flawed system of meritocracy, at the heart of US culture, must be reconsidered. In this system, the … Continued

DWW: Violinists Melissa White and Elena Urioste

September 30, 2020

by Associate Professor Nicholas DiEugenio The Sphinx Organization, founded in 1997 by Aaron Dworkin, is a social justice organization dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. Violinists Elena Urioste and Melissa White, both first-place laureates … Continued

Learn more about Bluegrass with the 2020 WOB Festival

September 28, 2020

This year the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass festival has gone virtual! And the IBMA Foundation is making two of the festival events free and open to the public, “Go to Bluegrass U” and “New Research in Bluegrass.” … Continued

DWW: Expanding the repertoire

September 23, 2020

by Catherine Zachary, B.Mus. ’10 On our Anti-Racism Music Resources page, ‘Music Catalogs’ is featured as one of the six categories of resources and it is this week’s DWW feature. This list is by no means exhaustive. We hope that … Continued

DWW: Thomas “Blind Tom” Wiggins, pianist

September 16, 2020

by Associate Professor Clara Yang Thomas “Blind Tom” Wiggins was a virtuosic pianist, gifted composer, and one of the most in-demand musicians of his time in America in the late 19th century. Born in 1849 into slavery in Columbus, Georgia, … Continued

The show must go on

September 10, 2020

by Madeline Pace for The Well, Friday, August 28th, 2020 All the world’s a stage, but what happens when the world is in lockdown? A masked statue of Caesar from PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of “Julius Caesar” sits outside the … Continued

DWW: Kajikawa’s Call for Reform in Music Higher Education

September 9, 2020

This week’s installment centers on Loren Kajikawa’s book chapter “The Possessive Investment in Classical Music: Confronting Legacies of White Supremacy in U.S. Schools and Departments of Music” from the volume Seeing Race Again: Countering Colorblindness Across the Disciplines, edited by … Continued