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Cuba’s USB-driven music scene

November 6, 2019

by Emilie Poplett, University Communications Mike Levine grew up in a seaside community in New Jersey best known as the birthplace of Bruce Springsteen. His dad was a music instructor who played the alto-saxophone and conducted the local concert band. … Continued

#CourseOfTheWeek: Beethoven and His Era

November 5, 2019

MUSC 284: Beethoven and His Era Professor Mark Evan Bonds Monday/Wednesday, 10:10 am – 12:15 pm Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine. -Ludwig van … Continued

#CourseOfTheWeek: Studies in Performance Practices

October 29, 2019

MUSC 233: Studies in Performance Practices Dr. Tim Carter (with Dr. Nicholas DiEugenio, violin) The study of performance practice marks a point where the performer and the musicologist come into direct contact, whether as allies (one hopes) or as enemies … Continued

UNC Opera Brings Mozart to the Moon

October 24, 2019

by Parth Upadhyaya In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, UNC Opera is reimagining a classic. As the culminating event of its Mozart on the Moon series, UNC Opera will perform Scipio’s Dream in Hill … Continued

#CourseOfTheWeek: Beat Making Lab

October 22, 2019

MUSC 156: Beat Making Lab Lecturer Joseph Latterner This introductory hands-on study of the composition of electronic instrumental tracks for hip-hop and dance music. Students make beats, learn about the history and culture of the art form, and examine beat … Continued

Diary of a Linguist-Singer: The Language of Singing

October 9, 2019

by Nicole Gagliardi Coming into Carolina, I knew for a definite fact that there were three things I wanted to get involved in and study in my academic experience: to learn about the intricacies of communication and the enigma that … Continued

#CourseOfTheWeek: Women in Music

October 8, 2019

MUSC/WGST 188: Women in Music Professor Annegret Fauser Throughout the world, women were and are active as composers, performers, publishers, patrons, priestesses, composition and instrumental teachers, concertgoers, concert organizers, musicologists, and amateur musicians. Theirs is a rich and diverse contribution … Continued

#CourseOfTheWeek: Jazz Harmony

October 1, 2019

MUSC 135: Jazz Harmony Professor Stephen Anderson Jazz Harmony is taught each fall semester and meets Tuesday-Thursday from 2:00-3:15 pm in the Kenan Rehearsal Hall as well as in the keyboard lab. Students learn chord symbol nomenclature and how chords, … Continued