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Love musical theater? This new minor is for you!

January 30, 2023

The department is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Department of Dramatic Art to create the Musical Theater Minor! Musicals were something that both departments were missing. Many first-year students come to Carolina having primarily worked on musicals … Read more

Remembering Former Professor Michael Zenge

January 24, 2023

The department is saddened to announce the passing of former professor Michael Zenge. Professor Zenge taught piano, keyboard literature, and the history and interpretation of Lieder in the department for 34 years. His colleagues and students remember him as a … Read more

Alumni Feature: Vivek Menon

January 18, 2023

Alumnus Vivek Menon, B.Mus. 2018, has spent his post-graduation time continuing his violin studies and gaining more performance experience, both traditional and avant-garde. Currently, Vivek is working towards his Doctor of Musical Arts at Stony Brook University. In conjunction with … Read more

Remembering Former Professor Harold Andrews

January 17, 2023

The department is saddened to announce the recent passing of former professor Harold Andrews. His family shared the obituary below, written by Professor Andrews himself. Harold Andrews of Chapel Hill died this week at the age of 94. He had … Read more

First Fridays Rewind: Fall 2022

December 9, 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 students, faculty, … Read more

Student Spotlight: Meet J Suddreth

November 17, 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 … Read more

Alumna Christina Lai on finding her own truth

November 9, 2022

Alumna Christina Lai, BMus 2015, is back on campus this fall for exciting performances within the department, as part of The Process Series, and as a fellow with the UNC Asian American Center. These concerts explore stories of AAPI women, … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more