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Person Recital HallThe UNC Music Research Forum hosts invited lectures by distinguished music scholars from around the world and informal research presentations by members of our department and colleagues across campus. It serves as an intellectual hub for the department and is open to all. The Forum is held on the final Friday of each month during the semester from 2-4 p.m. in Person Recital Hall.

2023 – 2024 UNC Music Research Forum


  • August 25: A Lightening Round of Summer Research and Beginning of the Year Happy Hour
  • September 29: “Desert Specters: Haunting Myths of the Spectacular Bomb in Opera and Film” | Assistant Professor Dr. Anna Gatdula
  • October 27: Dr. Luis-Manuel Garcia-Mispireta (University of Birmingham) *Please note!* This event is co-sponsored with Duke University’s Department of Music. It will be held at *4 pm in Biddle Music Building at Duke*


  • January 26: TBA
  • February 23: TBA
  • March 22: TBA
  • April 26: TBA

The department also regularly hosts conferences and public events with lectures, which will be advertised on the event calendar and here as they are scheduled. Further, as part of the Conversations in New Music Series, artists give talks that support their concerts.