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Music Department, CPCC Collaborate to Present Stravinsky Ballet

Percussion Ensemble welcomes CPCC Dance Theatre and special guests for Les Noces.
   April 1, 2019

The UNC Charlotte Percussion Ensemble will welcome CPCC Dance Theatre and special guests for a performance of Stravinsky's ballet, Les Noces ("The Wedding") on Monday, Apr. 8. The work is scored for soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, and bass soloists, mixed chorus, and two groups of percussion instruments, including four pianos.

Leonard Bernstein once called Les Noces...

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Alumnus Named Music Teacher of Excellence

Kevin Brawley is a CMA Foundation Music Teacher of Excellence.
   March 15, 2019

Kevin Brawley, an alumnus of the Department of Music, has been named a 2019 Music Teacher of Excellence by the Country Music Association Foundation. Brawley was one of 30 music teachers nationally who have received recognition “for their commitment to shaping the next generation through music.” He will...

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In Memoriam: Dr. William Dailey

Dr. William Dailey was beloved music professor
   March 11, 2019

The Department of Music was saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. William "Bill" Dailey, a dedicated member of the Department of Music faculty for decades. Dr. Dailey died on February 27. A memorial service will be held at Resurrection Church on Saturday, March 23, at 2:00 pm. The family will receive visitors prior to the service, at 1:00 pm. ...

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Voice Professors to Perform in Carmen

   January 11, 2019

UNC Charlotte voice professors Carl DuPont and Christina Pier will perform in the Opera Carolina production of Bizet’s Carmen. The opera will be presented on January 19, 20, and 24 in the Belk Theater at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.

DuPont, bass-baritone, will perform the role of Zuniga; Pier, soprano, will sing the role of Micaëla. The production will also be...

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Article by Voice Professor Celebrates African American Teachers of Singing

   January 2, 2019
A recent article by Dr. Carl DuPont, assistant professor of voice, researches some of the first African American professors of singing to integrate the faculties of notable higher education music departments in the United States.

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Oboe Professor to Celebrate Female Composers at Spring Conferences

   December 14, 2018
Dr. Elizabeth Sullivan, assistant professor of oboe, will present music by female composers at two spring conferences.

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Music Student Performs in Kent State Concert

   December 11, 2018
Voice student Chrystle Mactal performed on December 6 in the World Music Asian Concert at Kent State University in Ohio.

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University Chorale Ushers in the Holidays on December 3

   November 26, 2018
The University Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Randy Haldeman, will perform a holiday concert on Monday, December 3.

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Music Professor Publishes Article in Jazz Perspectives

Dr. Kelsey Klotz's article addresses the politics of "respectability" in jazz.
   November 1, 2018

Dr. Kelsey Klotz, lecturer in the Department of Music, has published an article in the journal Jazz Perspectives. "On Musical Value: John Lewis, Structural Listening, and the Politics of Respectability" appears in Volume 11 2018 of the journal, published in October.

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Concerts To Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day

   October 29, 2018
The Department of Music will present two concerts that recognize the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

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