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DWW: A drop in the bucket

April 21, 2021

by Crystal Wu, BMus ’13, Arts Everywhere Marketing & Development Communications Manager In one of my music classes in graduate school, I had a professor who referred to some of the most famous classical pieces as “money tunes.” This brings … Continued

Alum Paapa Berko on finding his voice through music

April 15, 2021

by Audrey Ladele Alumni from the UNC Department of Music never cease to amaze, and recent graduate, Paapa Berko, definitely embodies this. Paapa graduated from Chapel Hill in the fall as a double major in Exercise & Sports Science and … Continued

DWW: Juan Álamo’s Ensoñación

April 14, 2021

Coming soon to speakers near you: Associate Professor Juan Álamo‘s latest album project Ensoñación. Scheduled for release on Summit Records this summer, Ensoñación (Reverie), features original compositions and new arrangements of Bach and Beethoven works by Álamo himself. This incredible fusion of … Continued

Faculty Features: Figueroa, Foureman, Fuchs, Klebanow, and Smith

April 9, 2021

Welcome back to the Faculty Features series! Every Friday during this eight-week series we’ll be sharing a short interview with some of our faculty members; highlighting their teaching, upcoming courses, and getting to know them better! Today we’re featuring Professors … Continued

Creating The Magnolias’ ‘An Exhibition’

April 8, 2021

by Ashley Lucas Student band The Magnolias started by chance. Sam Gatlin met Bryton when they were assigned as suitemates their freshman year. They bonded by writing music together and found that despite their different musical backgrounds, they worked well … Continued

DWW: William Henry Curry, conductor and composer

April 7, 2021

Later this month, the UNC Symphony Orchestra, directed and conducted by Tonu Kalam, will be premiering a new work, titled Dark Testament, by conductor and composer, William Henry Curry. Curry is the current conductor and music director of the Durham … Continued

Faculty Features: Bonds, Huff, Lain, Weiss, Wissick, Yang

April 1, 2021

Welcome back to the Faculty Features series! Every Friday during this eight-week series we’ll be sharing a short interview with some of our faculty members; highlighting their teaching, upcoming courses, and getting to know them better! Today we’re featuring Professors … Continued

The perfect soundtrack to life during quarantine

April 1, 2021

by Audrey Ladele The UNC Department of Music wouldn’t be what it is today without its incredibly talented students. We are excited once again to highlight one of these great students, Benjamin Carter. He recently released an album he created … Continued

DWW: Decolonizing the Music Room

March 31, 2021

by John Caldwell, Musicology Ph.D. Candidate and Teaching Associate Professor, Hindi-Urdu, Department of Asian Studies In this timely post from June 2020 on “Decolonizing the Music Room,” Danielle Brown reminds us that it is not going to be enough for … Continued