#CourseOfTheWeek: UNC Opera

March 26, 2019

MUSC 212.002: Opera Workshop UNC Opera performs operas, operettas, and scene programs from a wide range of time periods and styles, including both standard and new works. UNC Opera generally presents one mainstage production per semester, often double-cast with orchestra, … Continued

An Interview with Acclaimed Buyoka Umekawa Ichinosuke

March 22, 2019

by Catherine Zachary On March 30 and 31, Japanese classical dance master (buyoka), Umekawa Ichinosuke will perform in Moeser Auditorium as part of UNC Opera’s spring production. Ichinosuke will present a 20-minute dance performance, both as a soloist and in … Continued

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Miriam Makeba

March 20, 2019

Zensi Miriam Makeba, also known as Mama Afrika, was a South African singer, songwriter, actress, and activist. Born in 1932, Makeba started her professional singing career in the 1950s, and after gaining international attention worked extensively with American singer Harry … Continued

#CourseOfTheWeek: Summer Jazz Workshop

March 19, 2019

MUSC 364: Summer Jazz Workshop The UNC Summer Jazz Workshop will run Monday-Friday June 17-21, 2019. This unique course lasts just 5 days and applies to Summer School Session II, earning 3.0 credit hours while satisfying the “Experiential Education” requirement at … Continued

UNC Music Graduate Students and Alumni Continue to Impress

March 18, 2019

The Department of Music is very pleased to share with you our spring semester’s announcement of accomplishments by our students and alumni of the Graduate Program in Musicology. It’s exciting to see all of the excellent contributions our students are making … Continued

Crossing Eras and Borders with Opera

March 15, 2019

by Catherine Zachary In nearly two weeks to the day, UNC Opera will present their spring production, Kurt Weill’s One Who Says Yes. Weill is known for his modernity and boundary-pushing compositions, but this production will also be rooted in … Continued

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Nadia Boulanger

March 13, 2019

Nadia Boulanger was a force to be reckoned with in the 20th-century musical world. Teacher, composer, conductor, and scholar, Ms. Boulanger did it all. She crossed musical boundaries that others had not, and made a name for herself that is … Continued