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From opera to accounting

November 4, 2022

Nothing comes close to the way music makes Melody Zhuo (BMus ’21, MAC ’22) feel. “I feel really free with music,” says Zhuo. “Someone once told me that if you want to be completely honest – sing. “Singing is very … Continued

Faculty Feature: Sara Aratake

October 19, 2022

We are thrilled to welcome Sara Aratake to the UNC Department of Music faculty as a Lecturer of clarinet for the Fall semester. Not only is Aratake a diverse performer, she is also the co-founder of AEKI ensemble, a contemporary … Continued

Student Spotlight: Meet Annie Ascher

October 13, 2022

Every year, the department looks forward to welcoming new and familiar faces to the spaces of Hill Hall, Person Hall, and Kenan Music Building. We’re so excited to start our new Student Spotlight series to get to know the students … Continued

Faculty Feature: Andrew Van Tassel

October 11, 2022

We are thrilled to welcome Andrew Van Tassel to the UNC Department of Music faculty as a Lecturer of jazz saxophone. Van Tassel is an award-winning jazz saxophonist, composer, educator, and alumnus of the department. Get to know Andrew in … Continued

Jeffrey Fuchs Appointed Professor of the Practice

September 7, 2022

Jeffrey Fuchs, Director of University Bands, was recently appointed to the position of Professor of the Practice. Music is no stranger to Fuchs. Being the child of a high school band director and a head of a children’s choir for … Continued

Introducing the Class of 2026 Kenan Music Scholars

August 17, 2022

The department is excited to announce the Class of 2026 Kenan Music Scholars! These four musicians come from both close and far with so much talent. Get to know more about Gilda Ferrie, Laura Garcia, Victoria Song, and Benny Yang … Continued

Announcing the 2022-23 Department of Music Performance Series

August 3, 2022

The Department of Music is proud to announce the Scholarship Benefit Concert series and William S. Newman Artists series dates for the 2022-2023 academic year! This season will feature exciting performances by students, faculty, and guest artists including exciting collaborations, … Continued

Introducing the 2022-23 Graduate Musicology Student Cohort

July 20, 2022

The department is proud to announce the 2022-2023 graduate musicology student cohort! Hailing from Florida, South Carolina, France, and North Carolina this group of four scholars comes to Carolina with unique research interests and perspectives. “I want to emphasize their … Continued