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Coming soon: New location, greater access for Music Library

April 18, 2024

The Music Library to Davis over the summer. Davis Library will also expand its weekend hours starting in fall 2024.  The Music Library, currently located in Wilson Library, will relocate by the end of the summer. The move will provide greater visibility, longer hours … Read more

Celebrating Professor Tonu Kalam’s Tenure

April 8, 2024

After 36 years at the podium of the UNC Symphony Orchestra, Professor Tonu Kalam will be retiring at the end of this academic year. Alongside his work with the UNC Symphony Orchestra, Professor Kalam has taught conducting courses and coached … Read more

Heidi Radtke releases debut album, Convergence

March 22, 2024

“I quickly realized that I had truly captured a set of works that reflected my intentions and spirit as a performer.  Each piece either grooved, sang, or told a story.” On March 1, Lecturer of saxophone Dr. Heidi Radtke released … Read more

Explore Ex Machina with pianist Clara Yang

March 18, 2024

The department is delighted to host Ex Machina, the 2024 Festival on the Hill, this week! This festival is curated by Associate Professor Dr. Clara Yang, Area Head of Piano, and examines the complicated relationship humans have with technology through … Read more

An Interview with Martha Flowers

March 11, 2024

In July 2021 Associate Professor LaToya Lain sat down with Martha Flowers, the first Black faculty of the UNC Music Department, to discuss her life and career. Ms. Flowers was a fierce trailblazer, a powerhouse singer on the international opera … Read more

Spectacle and Silence: Music of the Atomic Age

March 8, 2024

“The interdisciplinarity of the question [of atomic legacy] was so fascinating to me and drove me to seek out what the scientists were saying versus what the policymakers were saying versus what the art and cultural historians were saying. I … Read more

Donovan Livingston crashes back into Carolina

March 7, 2024

After lifting off from here in 2009, he returned with multiple degrees to direct College Thriving and teach classes in hip hop. In his first year at Carolina, Donovan Livingston never imagined he’d wind up teaching at a university. “I … Read more

Hip-hop’s healing power

February 23, 2024

Two spring performances, both involving work by music professor Mark Katz, highlight the transformative power of hip-hop. When asked about the way hip-hop can create bonds between people across geo-political divides, Mark Katz said that he once asked a Serbian … Read more

Uncovering Connie Converse

February 21, 2024

“The history of Connie Converse and who she was … I keep discovering new things. The first time I listened to Cassandra Cycle, there were playful parts [that stood out to me]. When I learned more of what was going … Read more