Women’s History Month Spotlight: Isabella D’Este

March 6, 2019

For Women’s History Month, we’ll be highlighting a powerhouse female in music history every Wednesday. Today, we’re shining a light on Renaissance Woman, Isabella D’Este (1474-1539). Isabella was co-regent of the Mantuan state, a major patron of the arts, a … Continued

#CourseOfTheWeek: Intro to Black Music

March 5, 2019

MUSC 148: Intro to Black Music Taught by Assistant Professor Aaron Harcus, this course is an introduction to black musical cultures with a focus on understanding how music is made within social, geographical, and political contexts. Aside from regular lectures, … Continued

#CourseOfTheWeek: Intro to Country

February 26, 2019

MUSC 144: Intro to Country When we study music, we also study people: who makes the music, and why? Who listens to the music, and what does it tell us about them, their culture, their sense of who they are … Continued

Lucas Meachem is Coming Home

February 22, 2019

by Parth Upadhyaya When Lucas Meachem arrives in Chapel Hill in a couple of days as the Artist in Residence for the UNC Department of Music, it will be a homecoming of sorts for the Grammy Award-winning opera baritone. With … Continued

#CourseOfTheWeek: Intro to World Musics

February 19, 2019

MUSC 146: Introduction to World Musics In this course, students learn how to form and articulate sophisticated ideas about the social practice of music in several contexts throughout the world. In this age of globalization, prevailing understandings of music making, … Continued

Only One More Week Until Lucas Meachem’s Residency!

February 15, 2019

by Catherine Zachary The time is almost here! There’s only one more week until baritone Lucas Meachem, with wife Irina on piano, presents his homecoming recital in Moeser Auditorium with Carolina Performing Arts on Sunday, February 24, and begins his weeklong residency … Continued

#CourseOfTheWeek: Music of South Asia

February 12, 2019

MUSC/ASIA 164, Music of South Asia MUSC/ASIA 164 explores the music of South Asia, focusing mainly on the contemporary nations of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The entire spectrum of musical genres is covered, from popular to folk to classical music. … Continued

Lucas Meachem: Home Grown in NC

February 8, 2019

by Catherine Zachary North Carolina can claim a handful of established and rising opera stars, but how many come from Whispering Pines, NC? The only one that we know of: Lucas Meachem. Although he’s traveled the country and globe for his … Continued