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#CourseOfTheWeek: UNC Symphony Band

November 28, 2018

MUSC 211.003, UNC Symphony Band The Symphony Band, conducted by Erin Cooper, is composed of approximately sixty students and performs a variety of original wind literature and orchestral transcriptions. Membership is open to all university students regardless of major. The … Read more

Ndaliko Wins Kwabena Nketia Book Prize for “Necessary Noise”

November 26, 2018

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Chérie Rivers Ndaliko on winning the Society for Ethnomusicology’s Kwabena Nketia Book Prize for her book Necessary Noise: Music, Film, and Charitable Imperialism in the East of Congo. According to the SEM, the purpose of the Kwabena Nketia Book Prize … Read more

UNC Gamelan Nyai Saraswati Back in Full Swing

November 21, 2018

By Parth Upadhyaya When former UNC Department of Music chair Louise Toppin asked Professor John Caldwell if he wanted to revive Gamelan Nyai Saraswati in the fall of 2017, he knew it wouldn’t be easy. But after an almost two-year … Read more

#CourseOfTheWeek: Gamelan Nyai Saraswati

November 20, 2018

MUSC 212.004, Gamelan Nyai Saraswati Ensemble The Gamelan Nyai Saraswati Ensemble was founded in 2001 after a donation of the instruments was received in December of 2000. Ever since there has remained a devoted group to this ensemble, both on campus … Read more

UNC Harp Ensemble featured on Carolina Connection

November 19, 2018

Congratulations to the UNC Harp Ensemble on their feature story on Carolina Connection! Click the play button below to hear the full audio story. Click here to read more on the Carolina Connection website.

Professor David Garcia Wins Bruno Nettl Prize

November 19, 2018

Congratulations to Associate Professor David Garcia who was awarded the Bruno Nettl Prize from the Society for Ethnomusicology for his book Listening for Africa: Freedom, Modernity, and the Logic of Black Music’s African Origins. Listening for Africa, in April of … Read more