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Professor's Article Explores How a Work by Dave Brubeck Documented the Black-Jewish Relationship

Lecturer Kelsey Klotz's article is part of her larger study of the jazz master.
   March 2, 2021

The Milken Archive recently published an article by Dr. Kelsey Klotz, lecturer in the Department of Music, that explores the 1969 work by Dave Brubeck, The Gates of Justice. "...

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Jazz Ensemble Hosts Conversation with Count Basie Drummer/Leader

Dennis Mackrel joined the jazz class via Zoom to talk about his career.
   February 20, 2021

Drummer, composer/arranger, band leader, and educator Dennis Mackrel joined the UNC Charlotte Jazz Ensemble class virtually on February 18 to talk about his career and music. Mackrel was a member of the Count Basie Orchestra from 1983 to 1987, returning to the band as its conductor from 2010 to 2013. He has served as the...

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Student Wins Sound Design Award at Regional Theatre Festival

Gianna Agostino was recognized for her sound design for The Corona Caesar podcast.
   February 11, 2021

Student Gianna Agostino has received “Top Honorable Mention,” in the sound design category of the Design, Technology, and Management competition at the Region IV Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF).  Agostino, a senior music major and theatre minor, was recognized for her sound design for the Department of Theatre...

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CoA+A Announces 2021 Distinguished Alumni

The College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) will honor six Distinguished Alumni on Friday, March 19.
   February 7, 2021

The College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) will honor six Distinguished Alumni on Friday, March 19, in the seventh annual celebration of alumni achievement. The event will be virtual and open to the public.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards were created by the College of Arts + Architecture in 2015 to recognize the accomplishments of alumni who demonstrate in their work the core themes...

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Musical Theatre Students Win NATS Auditions

Five UNC Charlotte students will advance from the state to the regional auditions.
   November 22, 2020

The College of Arts + Architecture Musical Theatre Certificate program is pleased to announce that three students placed in the North Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Music Theater auditions, with two additional students advancing to the...

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Professor’s New CD Features Music by Thea Musgrave

Elizabeth Sullivan performs composer’s music for oboe.
   September 10, 2020

Dr. Elizabeth Sullivan, assistant professor of oboe, has completed a new CD, which will be released on September 15 by Albany Records. A Dramatic Journey: 60 Years of Thea Musgrave’s Music for Oboe includes solo and chamber works...

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Diverse Ensemble Performs Virtually to Affirm Black Lives Matter

Music students, faculty, and alumni joined community musicians in a virtual chamber orchestra.
   August 27, 2020

A virtual performance of Mother and Child (1943) for String Orchestra by William Grant Still features students, alumni, and faculty from UNC Charlotte, along with musicians from across the community. It was recorded this summer by Charlotte area string players in a show of...

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Trumpet Professor Reflects on Levine Scholars Adventure

Dr. Eric Millard
   August 20, 2020

Assistant Professor of Trumpet Eric Millard took a little time away from practicing this summer to join the Levine Scholars team-building expedition to Wyoming. The Levine Scholars Program enrolls 20 students annually, and new scholars participate in a ...

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Voice Student Wins Semi-Finalist Round in National Competition

Tia Wilson is a rising senior majoring in music.
   June 12, 2020

Voice student Tia Wilson has been selected as a semi-finalist in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Competition for the Hall Johnson Spirituals category. Twelve semi-finalists were chosen from a large pool of contestants from all over the country. The top three finalists will be announced on June 21, with the first place winner announced on June 28.

Sponsored by the...

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Voice Professor Performs in "Live at Mint" Stream

Dr. Sequina DuBose will sing two songs inspired by paintings at the Mint Museum.
   May 28, 2020

Assistant Professor of Voice Sequina DuBose will perform in Voice and Vision: Live at the Mint, a livestreamed event on May 29 at 6:00 pm. Presented through a collaboration between the Mint Museum and Opera Carolina, the program features performances by five singers, who were asked to create complementary pairings of songs and paintings that are in the Mint Museum's collection.

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