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Celebrating graduate student accomplishments

May 12, 2022

Congratulations to all of the Department of Music graduate students on another incredible year of scholarship and research. Below are just some of the accomplishments of this prodigious group. Jamie Blake successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation, “Architects of Russian America: … Continued

First Fridays Rewind: 2021-2022

May 6, 2022

Created in Fall 2019 by Arts Everywhere and the UNC Department of Music, First Fridays is a concert series that features pop-up performances by different student and chamber ensembles on the first Friday of each month. These informal concerts allow … Continued

Summer School Sounds: 2022 Edition

April 8, 2022

As the semester comes to a close, it’s time to solidify your summer plans! Still not sure what summer school courses to take? Check out the complete list of music department offerings below! Maymester, May 11 – May 27, 2022 … Continued

Celebrating music graduate students

April 5, 2022

This week is Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week at UNC, and to celebrate we’re thrilled to share stories about our graduate students from this past year! Below are just a few of the stories that we’ve shared about the … Continued

Ph.D. Candidate Mike Levine wins LASA Award

March 18, 2022

Congratulations to Ph.D. Candidate Mike Levine, who won the Latin American Studies Association’s Best Student Paper Award in February for his paper titled, “‘Exchanging Cuba for 1 Million YouTube Views’: Piracy, Virality, and ‘Patria y Vida.’” Levine’s research centers on … Continued

Rediscovering the viola

March 8, 2022

Elias Gross, ​​third-year graduate student, started playing viola at the age of 11. Music has kept a strong and meaningful place in his life and shaped him into the person here today. Gross holds a master’s in viola performance from … Continued

Finding musical connection to Ukraine

March 3, 2022

Almost all of us have been watching the war between Russia and Ukraine unfold in real time this week. Checking for updates on news sites, reading harrowing and heroic stories, perhaps checking in with friends and family in the affected … Continued

Book Notes: Associate Professor Figueroa’s City of Song

February 24, 2022

Welcome back to Book Notes! The series that shines a light on recent book publications by music department faculty and alumni. This installment dives into Associate Professor Michael Figueroa’s latest book, City of Song: Music and the Making of Modern Jerusalem, … Continued

Where Words Fail Music Speaks

February 18, 2022

For most of his life, Juan Álamo has used music to connect to and communicate with others. As a skilled marimba player, he uses his talent and passion to teach the next generation of musicians to do the same. By … Continued