Reaffirmation of Department Statement on Silent Sam

December 7, 2018

In light of Chancellor Folt and the Board of Trustees’ Recommendation for the Disposition and Preservation of the Confederate Monument, on December 5th the Department of Music faculty voted to reaffirm our position against any public display of the statue. The … Continued

#CourseOfTheWeek: The Art and Culture of the DJ

December 5, 2018

MUSC 155: The Art and Culture of the DJ Led by Professor Mark Katz, this course is an exploration of the important, often misunderstood role of the DJ in modern musical life, with particular attention to the ways in which DJing … Continued

#CourseOfTheWeek: UNC Symphony Band

November 28, 2018

MUSC 211.003, UNC Symphony Band The Symphony Band, conducted by Erin Cooper, is composed of approximately sixty students and performs a variety of original wind literature and orchestral transcriptions. Membership is open to all university students regardless of major. The … Continued

Ndaliko Wins Kwabena Nketia Book Prize for “Necessary Noise”

November 26, 2018

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Chérie Rivers Ndaliko on winning the Society for Ethnomusicology’s Kwabena Nketia Book Prize for her book Necessary Noise: Music, Film, and Charitable Imperialism in the East of Congo. According to the SEM, the purpose of the Kwabena Nketia Book Prize … Continued

UNC Gamelan Nyai Saraswati Back in Full Swing

November 21, 2018

By Parth Upadhyaya When former UNC Department of Music chair Louise Toppin asked Professor John Caldwell if he wanted to revive Gamelan Nyai Saraswati in the fall of 2017, he knew it wouldn’t be easy. But after an almost two-year … Continued

#CourseOfTheWeek: Gamelan Nyai Saraswati

November 20, 2018

MUSC 212.004, Gamelan Nyai Saraswati Ensemble The Gamelan Nyai Saraswati Ensemble was founded in 2001 after a donation of the instruments was received in December of 2000. Ever since there has remained a devoted group to this ensemble, both on campus … Continued