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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.

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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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Professor's New Book Demonstrates How Music Training Teaches Life Skills

Dylan Savage's new book is "The Transposed Musician."
   May 22, 2020

GIA Publications, Inc., has released The Transposed Musician: Teaching Universal Skills to Improve Performance and Benefit Life, a new book by Associate Professor of Piano Dylan Savage. A resource for music educators and their students, The Transposed Musician ...

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Music Alum Named Union County Teacher of the Year

Dareion Malone (’13) has been named the Union County Public Schools 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year.
   May 7, 2020

Dareion Malone (’13) has been named the Union County Public Schools 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year. Malone is the chorus teacher at Marvin Ridge High School in Waxhaw.

When Malone’s corporate job was eliminated in the 2008 economic downturn, he decided to return to school to pursue his first love, music. “That was always my initial choice,” he said...

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Voice Professor Sings in Streamed Production of "The Crucible"

Audrey Babcock performs in Opera Santa Barbara production.
   April 14, 2020

Assistant Professor of Voice Audrey Babcock sang the role of Elizabeth Proctor in the Opera Santa Barbara production of The Crucible. The opera by Robert Ward, based on Arthur Miller's play about the Salem Witch trials, was streamed on April 14 at 8:00 pm via the Opera Santa Barbara (OSB) Facebook page, then available for viewing on...

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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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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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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.

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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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Voice Professor Sings at Seattle Opera

Audrey Babcock performed the role of Nica in "Charlie Parker's Yardbird."
   March 5, 2020

Assistant Professor of Voice Audrey Babcock has sung the role of "Nica" (the Baroness Nica de Koenigswarter) in the Seattle Opera production of Charlie Parker's Yardbird, a contemporary opera by Daniel Schnyder based on the legendary...

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