UNC Charlotte and Queens University Approve Transfer Agreement for Music Therapy Degree

Agreement will assist music students at UNC Charlotte in completing a degree in music therapy
   June 6, 2019

The UNC Charlotte Department of Music and the Queens University of Charlotte Art, Design and Music Department have approved a transfer agreement to assist music students at UNC Charlotte in completing a degree in music therapy at Queens. The bilateral articulation agreement will allow music majors at UNC Charlotte to enroll in courses at Queens in their junior and senior years. As both...

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Alum's Quartet Wins National Competition

Andrew Schoen ('16) is a member of the award-winning Aruna Quartet.
   May 13, 2019

The Aruna Quartet, a saxophone quartet that includes UNC Charlotte alumnus Andrew Schoen, has been awarded the Grand Prize in the 46th Annual Fischoff Competition. Hosted by the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association, the competition is the largest chamber music competition in the United States. The Grand Prize-winning...

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Women's Chorus to Sing Anthem at Knights Game

The Charlotteans will sing the National Anthem on April 25.
   April 23, 2019

The UNC Charlotte women’s chorus, The Charlotteans, will sing the National Anthem this Thursday, April 25, at the Knights baseball game. One of the many music ensembles and clubs at UNC Charlotte, the women’s choir is open to any female student with an interest in singing. We took this opportunity to talk to three graduating seniors who are...

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Voice Students Place in NATS Regional Competition

Four students placed in the NATS Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition
   April 3, 2019

Four UNC Charlotte music students have placed in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition. Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of voice teachers in the world. NATS celebrates the art of singing through a series of competitions and programs that are designed to...

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Wind Ensemble Welcomes Portuguese Conductor

Guest conductor Simão Francisco will lead April 15 concert.
   April 2, 2019

The UNC Charlotte Wind Ensemble welcomes guest conductor Simão Francisco from Portugal for “An Iberian Celebration,” an evening of Spanish and Portuguese music. The concert will take place on April 15 at 7:30 pm in the Anne R. Belk Theater of Robinson Hall.

An accomplished flutist and conductor, Simão Francisco is chief conductor of the Wind Orchestra of Médio Tejo, the Symphony...

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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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