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Cultivating creativity through technology and music

July 28, 2023

Graduate student and elementary school music teacher Adam Canosa develops game-based education tool to enhance music learning outcomes for all students. Adam Canosa, a music teacher, student in UNC School of Education’s Master of Arts in Educational Innovation, Technology, and … Read more

Meet Assistant Professor Anna Gatdula

July 25, 2023

We’re excited to welcome Dr. Anna Gatdula as a new assistant professor of musicology to the department! Dr. Gatdula’s scholarly interests lie at the intersection of aesthetic theory and cultural history, and her research centers on 20th-century US and Cold … Read more

Student musicians go from playing to teaching

July 19, 2023

At the UNC Summer Jazz Workshop, recent, current and incoming Carolina music students grow as educators and showcase the music department. By Brennan Doherty, University Communications Originally posted on on Wednesday, July 12th, 2023 To hear Alex Upton tell … Read more

Celebrating our graduate students’ successes

June 29, 2023

Graduate students are truly so much more than just students. They assist our faculty’s teachings and lead recitations and teach courses of their own throughout each academic year while attending seminars, conducting research, presenting at conferences, and working on their … Read more

Recent graduate Matthew Svec awarded Fulbright

June 6, 2023

Recent music graduate Matthew Svec, B.A. 2023, has big plans for next year. This spring, Matthew was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Award to study at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary. In February 2023, Carolina … Read more

Professor Jocelyn Neal named next department chair

June 1, 2023

The department is pleased to announce Professor Jocelyn Neal as the next chair, beginning her appointment on July 1, 2023. Professor Neal specializes in music theory, analysis, popular music, country music and culture,  songwriting, and bluegrass. She has served as … Read more

Lee Weisert releases new album, Recesses

May 25, 2023

Associate Professor Lee Weisert released his latest album, Recesses, in April on New Focus Recordings. The album includes performances and sounds contributed by fellow music department faculty members Allen Anderson, Nicholas DiEugenio, Melissa Martin, and Matthew McClure (former faculty member), … Read more

Richard Luby Symposium Events

May 7, 2023

The Department of Music is excited for the 2023 Richard Luby Violin Symposium, an annual workshop named in honor of the founder of the workshop. The symposium runs from May 15-20, 2023, and events are free and open to the … Read more

El Fisseha named College Manager of the Year

April 28, 2023

El Fisseha received the 2022-2023 Award in Management in the College of Arts and Sciences for her outstanding accomplishments in the Department of Music. El Fisseha, business manager for the Department of Music, received the 2022-2023 Award in Management in … Read more