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Graduate Student (3rd Year)

Passionate about race and gender equity in classical music, Elias Gross comes to UNC with a background in arts administration, music education, and viola performance. Gross holds a master’s in viola performance from the University of Delaware and a Bachelor’s in arts administration and art history from the University of Kentucky. In between degrees, Gross worked for six years in non-profit arts leadership, graphic design, and private music teaching. At UNC, Gross looks forward to continuing research begun in his master’s project on New York City Center Symphony (1944–1948), a WPA-inspired civic orchestra that sought to play without discrimination in its personnel, repertoire, and audience base.

Office: 219 Hill Hall