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Remembering Martha Flowers (1926-2022)

June 3, 2022

Trailblazer, Performer, Educator, Friend The Department of Music mourns the loss of beloved former professor Martha Flowers. Ms. Flowers passed away on March 11 and was celebrated by friends and family in a ceremony later in April. In an email … Continued

Paying it forward (and back)

May 25, 2022

“I have great affection and respect for the graduate education I received at UNC, and the idea of simultaneously paying it back and paying it forward appealed to me.” The department is fortunate to have many generous alumni donors, who … Continued

Alumni Feature: Svetak Sundhar, Class of 2019

May 19, 2022

“I think all fields of study have both objective components and artistic components, and the music department has really inculcated both sides of this in me through the means of music.” UNC Music: What have you been up to since … Continued

Michael Figueroa: Facilitating community

May 17, 2022

by Kristen Chavez As an ethnomusicologist, Michael Figueroa examines the intersection of music, politics, and religion, with a particular focus on the Middle East and its diaspora. It was the focus of his Faculty Fellowship in Fall 2020, “Music and … Continued

Lessons in sacred music and community

May 13, 2022

Finding a job in college is common. Finding a job that provides an income but also experience in your chosen field? That’s lucky. Finding a job that does both of those things and provides another community to lean on in … Continued

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