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Alvin Ailey’s Revelations: An Experience Worth Repeating

June 13, 2022

UNC Music graduate student Kari Lindquist shares her perspectives on this year’s performance — and her joy of discovery with each viewing of this modern classic. By Kari Lindquist Alvin Ailey® American Dance Theater, Carolina Performing Arts’ longest-running artistic partner, performed two … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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: … Read more