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#CourseOfTheWeek: Private Lessons

September 3, 2019

Also known as Applied Lessons, we offer private instruction in a variety of instruments, ranging from piano to voice to jazz bass to fiddle! To see a full list of instrument offerings and faculty contacts for each, click here. The … Read more

#CourseOfTheWeek: Music on Stage and Screen

August 27, 2019

MUSC 65: First Year Seminar: Music on Stage and Screen Professor Anne MacNeil This seminar is designed to offer students the tools and techniques for understanding multi-media, staged musical works like opera, musical theater, and film. The goal of the … Read more

#CourseOfTheWeek: Foundations in Music

August 20, 2019

MUSC 120: Foundations in Music Professor David Garcia MUSC 120 is our gateway course for music students. It is only offered in the Fall semester and is required for the major (both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music) and … Read more

Fall 2019 Ensemble Auditions

August 13, 2019

Interested in participating in a music department ensemble this semester? Some ensembles require auditions that will happen during the first week of classes in August (August 19 – August 24, 2019). See below for more information on how to sign … Read more

Welcome, Kenan Music Scholars Class of 2023!

August 7, 2019

Welcome to the Class of 2023 Kenan Music Scholars! Hailing from across the country, each playing a different instrument, this class of scholars brings an exciting array of talent to the department! We look forward to their studies and performances … Read more

Top Tips for the Class of ’23!

July 31, 2019

by Catherine Zachary, and contributors Rachel Despard (Class of ’20), Abigail Lloyd (Class of ’20), and Aaron Park (Class of ’21) Welcome, new Tar Heels! We’re so excited you’re here, and can’t wait to see (and hear) all that you … Read more

Bringing New Life to a Musical Treasure

June 28, 2019

by Catherine Zachary The 2018-2019 academic year was just the second to host UNC Library’s new Incubator Awards: Research Grants for Creative Artists. Applications are filed in September, awards granted in October, and presentations are made at the Incubator Awards … Read more

Life After Carolina

May 3, 2019

by Parth Upadhyaya One hundred seventy-five undergraduate students. Twenty-nine graduate students. All pursuing degrees within the UNC Department of Music. Though all of these Tar Heels frequent the halls of Kenan Music Building, Hill Hall and Person Hall, many lugging … Read more

#CourseOfTheWeek: Music and the Environment

April 23, 2019

MUSC 286 (MUSIC AS CULTURE): MUSIC AND THE ENVIRONMENT This five-week course introduces issues concerning music and the natural environment. Through creative projects, short written assignments, and readings on topics from birdsong in medieval music to Childish Gambino’s “Feels Like … Read more