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ACSA Features CoA+A in “Schools Respond to the Pandemic” Discussion
Faculty lead online discussion hosted by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.
   April 3, 2020

Faculty from the College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) will lead an online discussion hosted by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) this afternoon, April 3, at 4:00 pm. The discussion, “Schools Respond to the Pandemic,” is part of a series presented by the ACSA...

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Gray Writes 200th Article for Elevator World
Dr. Lee Gray, architectural historian, as published 200 articles in Elevator World magazine.
   April 1, 2020

Dr. Lee Gray, architectural historian and senior associate dean for academic advising in the College of Arts + Architecture, has published his 200th article for Elevator World magazine. Elevator World is the leading international trade journal for the vertical transportation industry. Gray began writing a...

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Theatre Professor in Virtual Premiere of Lauren Gunderson One-Woman Play
Kaja Dunn will perform the role of “She” in the premiere of Natural Shocks.
   March 25, 2020

Assistant Professor of Acting Kaja Dunn performed the role of “She” in the premiere of Natural Shocks – A One-Woman Play in a Tornado, a new work by award-winning playwright Lauren Gunderson. The virtual staged reading, presented by the Women’s Theatre Festival, was streamed live on Thursday, March 26, at 7:30 pm EDT via the platform Twitch and was followed by a Q&A with the...

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UNC Charlotte Students Perform at American Trombone Workshop
The Trombone Ensemble joined Winthrop's group for a joint performance.
   March 18, 2020

The UNC Charlotte Trombone Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Jeremy Marks, combined with the Winthrop University Trombone Ensemble to present a recital at the 2020 American Trombone Workshop, held March 4-7 at Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia, home of the US Army Band. The students performed on March 6 to an audience of musicians from across the United States.

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CoA+A Faculty Receive ASC Grants
Regional Artist Project Grants support projects that enhance artistic development.
   March 16, 2020

Seven faculty members in the College of Arts + Architecture have received 2020 Regional Artist Project Grants from the Arts & Science Council. Regional Artist Project Grants provide an award for individuals and groups of unincorporated artists to pursue projects that further enhance their artistic development by attending a professional development experience or purchasing/renting a piece...

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Department of Music Announces New Chair
Dr. Joseph Skillen will join the Department July 1.
   March 11, 2020

The College of Arts + Architecture is pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph Skillen will become the next chair of the Department of Music, effective July 1. Skillen comes to UNC Charlotte after 22 years at Louisiana State University, where he has served in numerous capacities, most recently as the Galante Endowed Professor and associate dean for graduate studies in music and theatre in the...

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School of Architecture Announces New Director
Blaine Brownell becomes the new SoA director July 1.
   March 11, 2020

The College of Arts + Architecture is pleased to announce that Blaine Brownell, FAIA LEED AP, will become the new director of the School of Architecture (SoA), effective July 1. Brownell will come to UNC Charlotte from the University of Minnesota School of Architecture, where he is professor and interim head and has served as director of graduate studies and interim director of the Master of...

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Professor Performs at Music by Women International Festival
Dr. Elizabeth Sullivan performed three works at the Music by Women International Festival.
   March 9, 2020

Dr. Elizabeth Sullivan, assistant professor of oboe, performed three works at the Music by Women International Festival, held March 5-7 at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Mississippi. Now in its fourth year, the festival includes papers and presentations, lecture-recitals, and concerts all relating to the subject of music composed, taught, and performed by women.

With...

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Play by Theatre Department Chair Receives World Premiere
"The Mother," by Dr. Lynne Conner, opened March 6 at Dramatic Repertory Company.
   March 7, 2020

The Mother, a new play by Department of Theatre Chair Lynne Conner, received its world premiere by Dramatic Repertory Company in Portland, Maine, in March. The play explores the effects on a mother – and her family – of a school shooting that is perpetrated by her son. A...

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Student Wins SETC Sound Design Award
Gianna Agostino won the competition for the sound design for “Far Away.”
   March 5, 2020

Student Gianna Agostino won first place in the Sound Design competition at the 71st annual Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) Convention, which was held February 26 – March 1 in Louisville, Kentucky. Gianna is a junior pursuing a double major in music and communications with a minor in theatre. She won the award for her design for the Department of Theatre production of Caryl Churchill’s...

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