Robinson Hall Hosts Piano Sale

Pianos and digital pianos will be available for purchase August 5-7.
   July 26, 2021
The lobby of Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts will be host to a piano sale August 2-5.

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Department of Music Welcomes Visiting Band Directors

Brett Penshorn and Daniel Fischer will serve one-year appointments.
   June 16, 2021

The Department of Music has announced the appointment of two visiting band directors for the 2021-22 academic year, filling positions left vacant by Director of Bands Shawn Smith, who has accepted a position at Brigham Young University, and Associate Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands Shayna Stahl, who has accepted a position at the University of Kentucky.  

Brett Penshorn...

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Awards for Trumpet Professor

Eric Millard has received awards in two recent music competitions.
   April 21, 2021

Assistant Professor of Trumpet Eric Millard has received recognition in two recent music competitions: the King's Peak International Music Competition and The American Prize.

Millard won first place in trumpet in the brass division, ages 23 and up, of the King’s Peak International Music Competition. The virtual...

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Voice Professor Joins International Florence Price Fest Leadership Team

Dr. Sequina DuBose serves as the vice president of the board of the new program.
   April 6, 2021

Assistant Professor of Voice Sequina DuBose has become vice president of the board of the International Florence Price Fest, a new initiative dedicated to promoting the music of Black American composer Florence Price (1887-1953). The International Florence Price Fest was...

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Two Students Advance to NATS National Auditions

Migdalia Ramirez and Sam Pomerantz will compete in the Music Theater category.
   March 30, 2021

Two UNC Charlotte students who competed at the state and regional levels of the National Association for Teachers of Singing (NATS) Student Auditions have advanced to the national level of the competition in the Music Theater category. Sam Pomerantz (student of Assistant Professor of Voice Sequina DuBose) and Migdalia Ramirez (student of...

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Music Department Announces New Director of Choral Activities

Dr. Jason Dungee will join the department as assistant professor in August.
   March 18, 2021

The Department of  Music has announced that Dr. Jason Dungee will join the faculty in August as Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities. 

A conductor, tenor, and music educator, Dr. Dungee holds degrees from the University of Arizona, Westminster Choir College, and Hampton University (Virginia). Prior to appointments as Director of Choral Studies in South...

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Music Faculty Celebrate Women's History Month with Schonthal's "Love Letters"

Dr. Jessica Lindsey and Dr. Mira Frisch were invited to perform by Gaston College.
   March 15, 2021

Music professors Jessica Lindsey, associate professor of clarinet, and Mira Frisch, professor of cello, have created a recorded performance of Ruth Schonthal's Love Letters in celebration of Women’s History...

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Department of Music to Stream Live Student “Spotlight” Concert

Students will perform from the Belk Stage on March 8.
   March 4, 2021

In its first truly livestreamed production, the Department of Music will present its annual “Spotlight” concert on Monday, March 8, performed live from the stage of the Anne R. Belk Theater in Robinson Hall and streamed simultaneously on Vimeo. Featuring music majors in solo performances, the program celebrates student achievement.

“While the pandemic experience has asked of all of us...

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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 1, 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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