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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 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 | 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

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