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Student musicians go from playing to teaching

July 19, 2023

At the UNC Summer Jazz Workshop, recent, current and incoming Carolina music students grow as educators and showcase the music department. By Brennan Doherty, University Communications Originally posted on on Wednesday, July 12th, 2023 To hear Alex Upton tell … Read more

Celebrating our graduate students’ successes

June 29, 2023

Graduate students are truly so much more than just students. They assist our faculty’s teachings and lead recitations and teach courses of their own throughout each academic year while attending seminars, conducting research, presenting at conferences, and working on their … Read more

Recent graduate Matthew Svec awarded Fulbright

June 6, 2023

Recent music graduate Matthew Svec, B.A. 2023, has big plans for next year. This spring, Matthew was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Award to study at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary. In February 2023, Carolina … Read more

Professor Jocelyn Neal named next department chair

June 1, 2023

The department is pleased to announce Professor Jocelyn Neal as the next chair, beginning her appointment on July 1, 2023. Professor Neal specializes in music theory, analysis, popular music, country music and culture,  songwriting, and bluegrass. She has served as … Read more

Lee Weisert releases new album, Recesses

May 25, 2023

Associate Professor Lee Weisert released his latest album, Recesses, in April on New Focus Recordings. The album includes performances and sounds contributed by fellow music department faculty members Allen Anderson, Nicholas DiEugenio, Melissa Martin, and Matthew McClure (former faculty member), … Read more

Richard Luby Symposium Events

May 7, 2023

The Department of Music is excited for the 2023 Richard Luby Violin Symposium, an annual workshop named in honor of the founder of the workshop. The symposium runs from May 15-20, 2023, and events are free and open to the … Read more

El Fisseha named College Manager of the Year

April 28, 2023

El Fisseha received the 2022-2023 Award in Management in the College of Arts and Sciences for her outstanding accomplishments in the Department of Music. El Fisseha, business manager for the Department of Music, received the 2022-2023 Award in Management in … Read more

Eduardo Sato Awarded Walser and McClary Fellowship

April 27, 2023

Eduardo Sato, Ph.D. Candidate in Musicology, was recently awarded the Robert Walser and Susan McClary Fellowship from the Society for American Music. This prestigious fellowship provides a generous stipend for the Ph.D. Candidate recipient. According to their website, this fellowship … Read more

Junior Madi Marks awarded Summer Burch Fellowship

April 25, 2023

Junior Madi Marks was one of five students selected this year for Honors Carolina‘s prestigious Burch Fellowship. Billed as the “ultimate ‘go anywhere’ fellowship,” according to their website, the application and interview process for the fellowship is rigorous and the … Read more