Wind Ensemble Performs at CBDNA Conference in Louisiana

Dr. Shawn Smith and Dr. Shayna Stahl directed the ensemble's performance.
   February 25, 2020

The Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Shawn Smith and Dr. Shayna Stahl, recently traveled to Natchitoches, Louisiana, to perform at the College Band Directors National Association Southern Division Conference (February 20-22). The UNC Charlotte band was one of just a handful of ensembles chosen to perform through a competitive audition process.

“Around the time I started here...

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New Article by Music Lecturer Explores Race and Authenticity in Jazz

Kelsey Klotz's article has been published in the Journal of Jazz Studies.
   January 10, 2020

A new article by Dr. Kelsey Klotz, a lecturer in the Department of Music, explores race and authenticity in jazz. The article, "Performing Authenticity 'In Your Own Sweet Way,'" has been published in the Journal of Jazz Studies, Volume 12, Number 1.

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Come From Away Actors Visit Musical Theatre Workshop

Two cast members from the national touring Broadway production of Come From Away were on campus.
   January 10, 2020

Two cast members from the national touring Broadway production of Come From Away led a special Musical Theatre Workshop for students on Friday, January 10. The show has run at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center’s Belk Theater, January 7-12.

Sharone Sayeghi and Amelia Cormack conducted a master...

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Broadway Actor Gives Musical Theatre Masterclass

Phillip Boykin was in Charlotte for the tour of Once On This Island.
   November 15, 2019

Broadway actor Phillip Boykin was in Rowe Recital Hall on November 14 to lead a masterclass in the Musical Theatre Workshop. Boykin, a bass-baritone, was a lead cast member in the 2017 Broadway production of Once On This Island and was in Charlotte for the touring production of the show at the...

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Music Students Excel in State Competitions

Voice and instrumental students win state auditions to progress to regional level.
   November 8, 2019

Three voice students will advance to the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Mid-Atlantic Region Auditions: Jocelyn Cabaniss, Sarah Freeman, and Trevor May. All three are students of Dr. Sequina DuBose. The Mid-Atlantic Region Auditions will take place March 13-14 at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C.

Three instrumental students won or placed at the...

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Music Faculty Present at College Music Society

Seven members of the Department of Music will participate at the national conference.
   October 18, 2019

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...

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UNC Charlotte Musicologist Continues Violins of Hope Presentations

Dr. James Grymes was in residency at Florida State University to discuss music and the Holocaust.
   October 14, 2019

Dr. James Grymes, professor of musicology, recently completed a residency at The Florida State University (FSU), where he a taught a musicology seminar, presented a public lecture, and delivered the keynote address at the annual Remembrance Dinner for the Holocaust Education Resource Council, a fundraising event in support of Holocaust education, on October 10....

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Voice Professor Sings Tenor Lead in D.C. Production of Butterfly

Dr. Brian Arreola is "Pinkerton" in Washington, D.C. production of Puccini's classic.
   September 12, 2019

Dr. Brian Arreola, associate professor of voice, is singing the role of "Pinkerton" in an updated production of Puccini's Madame Butterfly in Washington, D.C. The In Series production, called simply Butterfly, opened September 5 and runs through September 22.

In Series is an experimental opera company that creates innovative and intimate productions. Seeking to remove...

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Jazz Studies Director Featured on New Chris Stamey Album

Dr. Will Campbell, saxophonist, "anchors" ModRec jazz orchestra.
   July 23, 2019

Dr. Will Campbell, professor of saxophone and director of the UNC Charlotte jazz studies program, is a featured performer on the album, New Songs for the 20th Century. The album, released in June, is by the musician, songwriter, and producer Chris Stamey, best known as a founder of the...

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University Chorale to Tour Italy

The University Chorale will study and perform in Italy in July.
   June 18, 2019

The University Chorale will undertake its fifth international tour, July 7-22, with stops in Rome, Venice, and the Italian Riviera. The program will feature a 10-day artistic residency in the Italian coastal region of Liguria, where the students will collaborate in rehearsals and performances with three local music organizations, culminating in three performances in Bordigherra,...

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