Faculty from the Department of Music travelled to Louisville, Kentucky, to present at The College Music Society (CMS) 62nd National Conference, October 24-26.
Dr. Mira Frisch, associate professor of cello, served as the moderator of the panel Peer Review for the Performer: How to Navigate the Tenure and Promotion Process as an Applied or Ensemble Faculty Member. Of the five panelists, three were UNC Charlotte faculty members: Dr. Brian Arreola (voice), Dr. Jessica Lindsey (clarinet), and Dr. Elizabeth Sullivan (oboe).
Dr. Lindsey and her duo partner, Dr. Christy Banks (Millersville University), presented the lecture-recital Fearless Grooves: Bass/Clarinet Duos by Composers identifying as She/Her.
Dr. Ben Still, adjunct professor of saxophone, played on the Showcase of CMS Performers & Composers. He performed Seul, a solo work for alto saxophone by Dr. John Allemeier, professor of composition.
Dr. Jay Grymes, professor of musicology, presented a lecture-recital titled "Satirical Parodies from the Nazi Camp-Ghetto of Theresienstadt" with soprano Rachel Joselson and pianist Anthony Capparelli, both of the University of Iowa. Prior to the opening of the CMS National Conference, Dr. Grymes delivered the Guarnaschelli Lecture at Bellarmine University on October 23, speaking from his book, Violins of Hope: Instruments of Hope and Liberation in Mankind’s Darkest Hour. The distinguished lecture was presented in conjunction with Violins of Hope Louisville, the public presentation of violins with Holocaust histories and related programming, first organized and presented by UNC Charlotte in 2012.