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Lessons in songwriting and perseverance

November 1, 2021

“I’ve always known this is what I wanted to do, who I wanted to be.” ~Rissi Palmer by Catherine Zachary, B.Mus. ‘10 Singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer visited Professor Jocelyn Neal’s songwriting class in early October, opening up about her journey in … Continued

Finding connection and hope ‘from afar’

October 29, 2021

by Catherine Zachary, BMus ‘10 Trigger warning: suicide At this point, it’s a well-known story. The pandemic hit the Americas in March 2020 and musicians’ gigs were canceled, quarantine began, and connection to others became more valued than ever before. … Continued

First-Year Student Elena Holder Wow’s Broadway

October 28, 2021

by Rey Perez Elena Holder is a first-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with an aptitude for singing and acting. This past September, Elena had her Broadway debut performance after winning the Jimmy Awards, a … Continued

Meet the Hill Hall Office staff

October 27, 2021

by Rey Perez Introducing the business assistant, communication assistant, and events managers for the UNC Department of Music! These students work in the main department office helping with administrative tasks, answering student and visitor questions, making content for the department … Continued

Mary Shannon publishes paper on gender and genre

October 25, 2021

The department extends a hearty congratulations to first-year graduate student Mary Shannon on her first publication! Her article “Female Agency in the Chanson de Mal Mariée Genre” was recently published in UCLA’s MUSE Undergraduate Research Journal. MUSE is UCLA’s first undergraduate … Continued

We’re hiring!

October 21, 2021

The Department of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking two full-time positions, an Accounting Technician and a Teaching Assistant Professor in Hip Hop/Audio Production. Learn more about each position below. Accounting Technician We’re seeking … Continued

Creating sound stories

October 15, 2021

Pianist Clara Yang elevates the voices of underrepresented Black and female composers on stage and in the classroom. When Clara Yang sits down at the piano, she sees an opportunity to help people expand their world views. A classically trained … Continued

Beat Lab workshops build skills and community

October 14, 2021

A lesser-known gem of the music department is the Beat Lab, located on the first floor of Hill Hall. This space includes the latest music production software and equipment, such as turntables, digital mixing boards, and more. It’s a great … Continued

Meet Simon Ertz, Lecturer of Viola

October 13, 2021

The department is proud to welcome Dr. Simon Ertz to the faculty as Lecturer of Viola. Dr. Ertz is principal viola of the Winston Salem Symphony and plays as a regular substitute in both the Charlotte and North Carolina Symphonies. … Continued