Graduate Student (1st Year)

Passionate about race and gender equity in classical music, Elias Gross (1st Year Graduate Student) 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.

Email: eaig@live.unc.edu
Office: 219 Hill Hall