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Director of Bands on Performance Today   Wednesday, November 25, 2015
A performance conducted by UNC Charlotte Director of Bands Dr. Shawn Smith was broadcast to a worldwide audience on November 20 on the American Public Radio syndicated show, Performance Today.
Faculty & Friends Concert Honors Composer Walter Hartley   Monday, November 2, 2015
The Department of Music Faculty & Friends Concert Series will honor composer Dr. Walter S. Hartley on November 17 with a Faculty Potpourri concert.
University Dedicates Johnson Band Center   Monday, October 26, 2015
On Wednesday, October 21, the Johnson Band Center was officially dedicated in a 12:30 pm ceremony on the building’s front lawn.
Professor Documents How Professional Conductors Teach in Rehearsal   Monday, October 19, 2015
Dr. Jennifer Whitaker, associate professor of instrumental music education, has recently completed a study of 15 professional conductors in an effort to document the teaching behaviors they use when rehearsing orchestras.
University Chorale Featured in Regional Programs   Wednesday, October 14, 2015
The University Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Randy Haldeman, will be the featured ensemble in several regional programs this academic year.
Music Department to Host NC ACDA Conference   Monday, September 7, 2015
The UNC Charlotte Department of Music will host the Fall Conference of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (NC ACDA) September 18-19.
Faculty & Friends Series Opens with DuPont and Frisch   Thursday, August 27, 2015
The Department of Music Faculty & Friends Concert Series opens on Tuesday, September 15, with a performance by Assistant Professor Carl DuPont, bass-baritone, and Associate Professor Mira Frisch, cellist.
Pride of Niner Nation Makes Debut   Monday, August 24, 2015
The UNC Charlotte “Pride of Niner Nation” Marching Band is ready for its inaugural season!
Music Professors Present at CMS International Conference   Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Music professors Dr. Alissa Deeter and Dr. Carl DuPont both presented papers at the College Music Society's 2015 International Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, and Helsinki, Finland.
Visiting Distinguished Professor Joins Music Department   Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Dr. Evelyn K. Orman will be joining the Department of Music this fall for a two-year appointment as a Visiting Distinguished Professor of Music Education.
Student Wins First Place in National Singing Competition   Thursday, July 9, 2015
Music student Hunter Aldridge has won First Place in the NATS National Student Auditions, Upper College Men Division.
Two Voice Students in National Competition   Monday, June 29, 2015
Two UNC Charlotte music students will compete in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) National Student Auditions on July 7.
Music Department Announces Masterclass Series   Friday, June 26, 2015
The Department of Music has announced the 2015-16 Masterclass Series.
Voice Professor Performs in UK Opera Production   Monday, June 22, 2015
Voice professor Brian Arreola performed the role of Riccardo in the Iford Festival production of Un Ballo In Maschera.
Dr. Grymes Wins FSU Award for Excellence in Scholarship   Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Dr. James A. Grymes, Professor of Musicology and Interim Chair of the Department of Music, has been named the recipient of the Warren D. Allen Citation for Excellence in Scholarship from the Florida State University (FSU) College of Music.
Music Major Wins Foundation For The Carolinas Scholarship   Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Mitchell Stokes, a music education major, has won a Spirit Square Center for the Arts and Education Scholarship from the Foundation For The Carolinas.
Music Alum Wins Gold Medal in International Competition   Thursday, May 14, 2015
Saxophonist and UNC Charlotte alumnus Benjamin Still has won a gold medal in the 2015 Fischoff Competition.
Chamber Orchestra in Montreal   Friday, April 24, 2015
This past March, the UNC Charlotte Chamber Orchestra traveled to Montreal, Canada, for a week of musical and educational activities.
Jazz Ensemble to Host Saxophonist Dave Finucane   Thursday, April 23, 2015
The UNC Charlotte Jazz Ensemble will host special guest artist Dave Finucane, tenor saxophone, in concert on Tuesday, April 28, in the Anne R. Belk Theater in Robinson Hall.
Student Accepted to Lift Clarinet Academy   Friday, April 17, 2015
Music student Chelsea Karpeh will attend the Lift Clarinet Academy in Colorado in June.
Director of Bands Smith to Conduct Brazilian Ensemble   Thursday, April 9, 2015
​UNC Charlotte Director of Bands Shawn Smith will conduct the Sao Paulo State Symphonic Band in a concert in the Sala Sao Paulo, Brazil, on April 19.
Voice Students Excel in Competition   Friday, April 3, 2015
UNC Charlotte’s voice students have had great success in competition this academic year.
Dr. Campbell Featured on Two New CDs   Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Dr. Will Campbell, Director of Jazz Studies and Associate Professor of Saxophone, performs on two CDs that are being released in March.
Student Chosen for WASBE Youth Wind Orchestra   Friday, February 27, 2015
Mitchell Stokes has been chosen to participate in the 2015 World Association for Symphonic Band Ensembles (WASBE) Youth Wind Orchestra.
Allemeier's Music Featured in Upcoming Concerts   Friday, January 16, 2015
A composition by Associate Professor of Music John Allemeier will be performed on the Music and Museum series at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.
Violins of Hope Wins National Jewish Book Award   Thursday, January 15, 2015
Violins of Hope, a book by Department of Music Chair James A. Grymes, has earned a National Jewish Book Award. The award is the most prestigious honor in the country for Jewish-themed books.
Students and Faculty to Perform at Bridging Musical Worlds MLK Event   Monday, January 12, 2015
Students and faculty from the Department of Music will join musicians of the Charlotte Symphony and A Sign of the Times of the Carolinas to perform Bridging Musical Worlds: Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at The Historic Excelsior Club on Beatties Ford Road in Charlotte on Sunday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m.
UNC Charlotte Begins Construction on Marching Band Building   Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The university has officially begun construction on the Vickie and Gene Johnson Marching Band Center.
Orchestra Director Conducts in Venezuela   Monday, November 3, 2014
Dr. Jonathan Govias, Director of Orchestras at UNC Charlotte, conducted the Teresa Carreno Youth Orchestra of Venezuela on November 2, 2014.
UNC Charlotte Unveils Marching Band Uniform and Name   Monday, October 27, 2014
The UNC Charlotte Marching Band has chosen a uniform and a band name.
Music Professor Named to IJME Editorial Committee   Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Dr. Jennifer Whitaker has been selected to serve as a member of the Editorial Committee of the International Journal of Music Education: Research.
Department of Music Expands Master Class Series   Thursday, September 11, 2014
The Department of Music expands its master class series, adding a new partnership with Opera Carolina to its established partnership with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.
Help Name the UNC Charlotte Marching Band   Monday, September 8, 2014
The UNC Charlotte Department of Music is soliciting suggestions for an exciting name for the University’s new marching band that will take the field in fall 2015.
Music Faculty Present at World Conference   Saturday, August 16, 2014
Three faculty members of the Department of Music presented their research at the 31st International Society for Music Education World Conference, which met in Porto Alegre, Brazil, July 20-25.
NASM grants UNC Charlotte Associate Membership   Wednesday, July 16, 2014
UNC Charlotte has been granted Associate Membership in the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
Music Alumna Wins Performance Competition   Monday, July 14, 2014
Music alumna Amber Carpenter has won first prize in the Rosen-Schaffel Competition for young and emerging artists, presented by the Appalachian Summer Festival and Appalachian State University.
Music Students To Play Operatic Leads in Italy   Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Two music majors will sing the lead roles of Madame Butterfly and Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton in a production of Puccini’s operatic masterpiece Madama Butterfly in Puccini’s hometown of Lucca, Italy.
Murder Ballads Scores on CD   Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Associate Professor of Music John Allemeier's scores for the three murder ballad-inspired dance pieces created with Associate Professor of Dance E.E. Balcos, has been issued on Albany Records.
Music Professor Earns National Teaching Award   Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Dr. James A. Grymes, Professor of Musicology and Interim Chair of the Department of Music, has been recognized with a Teaching Award from the American Musicological Society.
Jazz Ensemble Commemorates Civil Rights Act   Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The UNC Charlotte Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Will Campbell, will present Stepping Stones to Freedom: Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement, Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30 pm.
UNC Charlotte Appoints Director of Athletics Bands   Wednesday, April 9, 2014
The UNC Charlotte Department of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jeffrey Miller as its inaugural Associate Director of Bands / Director of Athletics Bands.
Music Professor to Conduct at International Festival   Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Director of Bands Dr. Shawn Smith has been invited by the State of Pará, Brazil and the Carlos Gomez Foundation to be a guest conductor and lecturer at the 27th International Music Festival of Pará.
Architecture Firm Chosen for Marching Band Building   Wednesday, March 26, 2014
UNC Charlotte is pleased to announce that the award-winning architecture firm Watson Tate Savory has been selected to design the Music Annex that will house the upcoming 49er Marching Band.
Faculty & Friends Concert Celebrates J.S. Bach   Tuesday, March 18, 2014
UNC Charlotte Department of Music faculty David Russell, Anne R. Belk Distinguished Professor of Violin, and Mira Frisch, associate professor of cello, welcome guest artists to perform an evening of music by J.S. Bach, including Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 3 and 6.
Voice Students Excel in NATS Auditions   Monday, February 24, 2014
Seven voice students from the Department of Music placed in the statewide National Association of Teachers of Singing auditions.
Music Department Hosts Brazilian Conductor   Tuesday, February 4, 2014
The Department of Music will host Brazilian conductor Marcelo Jardim for a week-long residency February 17-21.
Faculty Jazz Quintet to Perform Music of Horace Silver   Thursday, January 23, 2014
The Department of Music Faculty & Friends Concert Series presents the Faculty Jazz Quintet (Dr. Will Campbell, saxophone; Dr. Mike Hackett, trumpet; Noel Freidline, piano; Ron Brendle, bass; Rick Dior, drums.) in a tribute to Horace Silver.
Chorale and Chamber Orchestra to Celebrate Spanish Music   Thursday, November 21, 2013
The UNC Charlotte Chorale and Chamber Orchestra will join forces to present Concierto España! - a celebration of the music of Spain.
2013 Opera Workshop Wins Award   Monday, November 18, 2013
The video from the February 2013 Opera Workshop production of Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi was awarded 3rd Prize in Division 1 of the 2013 Opera Production Competition sponsored by the National Opera Association.
Jazz Faculty Perform Adderly Tribute   Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Dr. Will Campbell and Dr. Michael Hackett will perform a tribute to Nat and Cannonball Adderly in The Jazz Room series November 12.
UNC Charlotte to Field Marching Band   Monday, October 28, 2013
The UNC Charlotte Department of Music will field a marching band in Fall 2015.
Allemeier's Work to be Performed at Bechtler   Friday, October 18, 2013
Music by John Allemeier, associate professor of composition, will be performed as part of the Music and Museum series at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art on Sunday, October 27.
Music Student Selected to Perform in Masterclass   Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Vocal performance major Katherine Eckard has been selected to perform in a masterclass sponsored by Opera Carolina.
Department of Music Establishes Masterclass Series   Monday, October 7, 2013
The Department of Music establishes a Guest Artist Masterclass Series in partnership with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.
Student Band Performs Benefit for Wounded Veterans   Wednesday, September 25, 2013
The band Brother Gravity - UNC Charlotte music students/alums John Woodall, Edward Bender, Kevin Brawley, and Brett Sigmon – performed on September 14 at The Citadel in a benefit concert for the Independence Fund.
Music Department Hosts Guest Clinician Arlene Shrut   Friday, September 20, 2013
The Department of Music will host guest clinician Arlene Shrut on September 24 at 2 pm in the Rowe Recital Hall. Dr. Shrut will discuss the coach/singer relationship.
Faculty & Friends Series Presents Oasis Saxophone Quartet   Tuesday, September 17, 2013
The UNC Charlotte Department of Music’s Faculty & Friends Series will present the Oasis Saxophone Quartet on October 1 at 7:30 pm in the Belk Theater of Robinson Hall.
Faculty Brass Quintet Opens Faculty & Friends Concert Series   Tuesday, September 3, 2013
The Department of Music launches the 2013-14 Faculty & Friends Concert Series with a performance by the Faculty Brass Quintet on Tuesday, September 10, at 7:30 pm.
Allemeier Receives NCAC Fellowship   Monday, August 26, 2013
John Allemeier, Associate Professor of Composition, has received a 2013-2014 Music Fellowship Award in Composition from the North Carolina Arts Council.
Arreola Performs in Opera Theatre of St Louis Premiere   Friday, July 5, 2013
Dr. Brian Arreola, assistant professor of voice, recently completed a highly successful engagement in the Opera Theatre of St. Louis production of "Champion," a new opera by Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard.
Dr. Michael Hackett's CD Makes Charts   Wednesday, July 3, 2013
A new CD by Assistant Professor Michael Hackett is on the Jazz Week Charts.
Music Students Perform in Spain   Wednesday, June 19, 2013
This summer, eight UNC Charlotte music students are singing in the International Choral Course in Madrid, Spain.
Music Department to Create 49er Drumline   Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The Department of Music will create a drumline for the inaugural 49er football season.
Music Professor's Research Cited in LA Times   Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Research by Dr. Jennifer Whitaker, assistant professor of education, was cited in an April 29 article about distance learning in the Los Angeles Times.
Music Department Announces New Faculty   Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The UNC Charlotte Department of Music is pleased to announce the appointments of Shawn Smith to the position of Director of Bands and Jonathan Andrew Govias to the new position as Director of Orchestras.
Voice Students Excel in State Competition   Friday, March 29, 2013
UNC Charlotte Department of Music students recently took prizes in the Heafner-Williams Vocal Competition, a highly prestigious competition for North Carolina residents and full-time students of North Carolina schools, aged 18-40.
Music Students to Present at Symposium   Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Two music majors have been selected to participate in the 2012 State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS). The conference will take place on the campus of Duke University on Saturday, November 17.
Faculty & Friends Concert Series Presents Violinist Claude Richard   Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The UNC Charlotte Department of Music Faculty & Friends Concert Series presents violinist Claude Richard in recital with pianist Jimmy Brière on Tuesday, October 23, in the Anne R. Belk Theater at Robinson Hall.
Second Annual “Spotlight” Showcases Music Accomplishment and Benefits Music Scholarships   Monday, September 24, 2012
The Department of Music will present its second “Spotlight” recital on September 28, celebrating the achievements of its students and raising funds for music scholarships.
Dr. Grymes to Deliver Keynote Lecture on Violins of Hope   Monday, September 17, 2012
Associate Professor of Musicology James A. Grymes will present the Keynote Address at the Fall 2012 meeting of the Southeast Chapter of the American Musicological Society.
Music Alum Named Marketing Manager of New World Symphony   Thursday, September 13, 2012
Former music student Rayna Davis was recently named the Marketing Manager for the New World Symphony in Miami.
Violins of Hope Book to be Published by HarperCollins   Wednesday, August 8, 2012
A book about the Violins of Hope by Associate Professor of Musicology Jay Grymes has been accepted for publication by HarperCollins.
Dr. William Malambri to serve as Director of Bands   Thursday, July 19, 2012
The Department of Music is pleased to announce that Dr. William Malambri will serve as the Interim Director of Bands at UNC Charlotte for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Music Students Perform Aboard Navy Ship   Thursday, May 10, 2012
Three music students from UNC Charlotte performed in April for United States Sailors aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Morehouse College Glee Club to Visit Campus   Monday, October 10, 2011
The famed Morehouse College Glee Club will join UNC Charlotte choral students on campus for a day of music-making and cultural exchange on Saturday, October 29, 2011.
UNC Charlotte Hosts National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference   Thursday, July 28, 2011
The UNC Charlotte Department of Music will host \Guys and Gals of Broadway,\" a Summer Workshop in Musical Theatre, presented by the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) July 28-30. Events will take place in the University’s Robinson Hall and"
Student violinist receives honorable mention at international competition   Friday, January 7, 2011
UNC Charlotte Music student Brandon Buckmaster recently received a fourth-place honorable mention at the second Portnoy International Violin Competition. He was one of 12 international semifinalists selected for the competition in Columbia, S.C. he Portno
Charlotte Symphony premieres work by UNC Charlotte Student   Thursday, January 6, 2011
UNC Charlotte composition student Matthew Primm’s composition “Pensive Journey” was premiered by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra on November 11 at Central Piedmont Community College and it was performed again at UNC Charlotte on November 13.
UNC Charlotte Director of Chamber Music releases CD   Thursday, January 6, 2011
Dr. Mira Frisch, UNC Charlotte Assistant Professor of Cello, released a compact disc of new string duo compositions on Albany Records as a member of Duo XXI. Quest: New Music for Violin and Cello presents the premiere recordings of six works commissione
UNC Charlotte Composer releases latest CD   Thursday, January 6, 2011
Dr. John Allemeier, UNC Charlotte Assistant Professor of Composition, release a full-length compact disc on Albany Records on January 1, 2011. “Dark Dances: Compositions by John Allemeier” features performances by UNC Charlotte Faculty Mira Frisch, Will
UNC Charlotte Announces New Graduate Certificate in Violin   Tuesday, August 24, 2010
World renowned violin pedagogue and Distinguished Professor of Music David Russell has designed a new Graduate Certificate in Violin at UNC Charlotte.
Brian Arreola Joins UNC Charlotte Music Faculty   Tuesday, May 4, 2010
We are absolutely delighted to welcome tenor Brian Arreola to the full-time faculty.
Duo Savage   Thursday, April 29, 2010
Duo Savage is the dynamic musical partnership of husband and wife Dylan and Susan Savage. Internationally acclaimed recording artists Duo Savage will close our series with a delightful performance of chamber music for oboe and piano.
UNC Charlotte Chorale Performs in Spain   Thursday, April 15, 2010
From March 4 through March 12, 2010, the UNC Charlotte Chorale embarked on a performance tour of Spain. The tour was undertaken at the express invitation of the Gredos San Diego school system of Madrid as a featured performance for their Silver Jubilee A
Three UNC Charlotte students win 1st place in NATS Regional Auditions   Wednesday, April 14, 2010
UNC Charlotte students Ji-Hye Kim, Victoria James, and Rodney Harrison all placed 1st in their categories in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Auditions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).
TV, Broadway Star Gives UNCC Students Job Search Advice   Thursday, October 22, 2009
Inside a theater in Robinson Hall, UNC-Charlotte students listened to Tom Wopat's about his singing career, his Tony nominations and his thoughts on \making it\" in a difficult business. "
UNC Charlotte Director of Jazz Studies releases latest CD   Monday, October 5, 2009
Dr. Will Campbell, UNC Charlotte Director of Jazz Studies, has released his latest CD, Think Tank.
Violin Pedagogue David Russell Joins UNC Charlotte Faculty   Monday, June 1, 2009
UNC Charlotte is proud to introduce violinist David Russell as the Anne Reynolds Belk Distinguished Professor of Music. Widely considered to be among the foremost violin pedagogues of our time, Professor Russell taught at The Cleveland Institute of Music

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