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Department Statement on Silent Sam

October 5, 2018

The monument known as “Silent Sam” compromises the principles of light and liberty that guide the mission of our university. The statue’s message and its public display undercut our claims to uphold human dignity and to model our actions for … Read more

#CourseOfTheWeek: UNC Symphony Orchestra

October 3, 2018

The UNC Symphony Orchestra is a 90-member ensemble that rehearses twice weekly throughout the academic year and performs two major concerts each semester. Approximately 50% of the orchestra consists of music majors, but enrollment is open by audition to the … Read more

Meet Tatiana Hargreaves, Lecturer of Fiddle

September 28, 2018

This week we welcome, Tatiana Hargreaves, to our faculty as the new Lecturer of Fiddle! This is a new position and we’re excited to have Ms. Hargreaves leading the way. Her extensive teaching and performing backgrounds will be an incredible … Read more

UNC Music at Bluegrass Conference & Festival

September 25, 2018

This week is the 2018 International Bluegrass Music Association conference and World of Bluegrass festival in Raleigh. The department of music is going to have a major presence throughout the conference and festival and we’d love to see you there! … Read more

#CourseOfTheWeek: Carolina Bluegrass Band

September 25, 2018

This week we’re excited to feature MUSC 212.006, the Carolina Bluegrass Band! The Carolina Bluegrass Band, performs traditional and contemporary bluegrass, steeped in local tradition and now appealing to a global audience. The Carolina Bluegrass Band debuted in November 2016, … Read more

Remembering Dr. James Haar, 1929-2018

September 21, 2018

The Department of Music is deeply saddened at the passing of W.R. Kenan Jr. Professor Emeritus of Music James Haar (July 4, 1929 – September 15, 2018). Dr. Haar was born in St. Louis, MO and received his Bachelor of … Read more

Meet Dr. Laura Stevens, Lecturer of Flute

September 21, 2018

This week we welcome Dr. Laura Stevens, our new Flute lecturer! Laura is both a talented educator and performer, having done both extensively throughout the region and world. Dr. Evan Feldman, Area Head for Winds, Brass, and Percussion, says of … Read more

#CourseOfTheWeek: Jazz Improvisation

September 18, 2018

  Miles Davis stated: “It takes a lifetime to sound like yourself.” Music 163 Jazz Improvisation I begins the creative quest to develop your voice as a musician. Jazz improvisation celebrates the performer as composer. This course introduces you to … Read more