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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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Architecture Professor Wins UC Berkeley Emerging Designers Competition
Catty Dan Zhang's multimedia airflow investigations will be exhibited in the Wurster Gallery.
   November 6, 2019

Assistant Professor of Architecture Catty Dan Zhang has won the 2019 University of California (UC) Berkeley College of Environmental Design “Emerging Designers” competition. As the winner, she will receive a $5,000 honorarium, an exhibition of her work in the College’s Wurster Gallery, a reception, and the opportunity to deliver a public lecture.

Dan Zhang’s project, The Moving Air...

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Art Students Participate in International Festival in Senegal
Three art students and Associate Professor of Art Marek Ranis travelled in November.
   November 4, 2019

Three art students and Associate Professor of Art Marek Ranis received an invitation to participate in the Gorée Diaspora Festival in Senegal, Africa, November 17-29. The annual international art festival was established to promote links through art and cultural exchange between Senegal and the descendants of the slaves forced to leave Africa from Gorée Island.

Students Chauncey Carter...

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Faculty Direct and Design Cape Fear Regional Theatre Production
"No Child" directed by theatre professor Kaja Dunn, with set by Tom Burch.
   November 4, 2019

Two members of the Department of Theatre faculty have directed and designed a new production at the Cape Fear Regional Theatre in Fayetteville, N.C. No Child..., a play by Nilaja Sun, is directed by Assistant Professor of Acting Kaja Dunn, with a set by Assistant Professor of Scenic Design...

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Theatre Faculty Present “Doctor Faustus” Production at Warehouse PAC
Cartage Theatre was founded by Assistant Professor of Theatre Aly Amidei.
   October 29, 2019

Cartage Theatre, a local theatre company founded by Assistant Professor of Costume Design Aly Amidei with her husband, Brian Amidei, will present An Apology for the Course and Outcome of Certain Events Delivered  By Doctor John Faustus On This His Final Evening at the Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius, November 1-17....

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Dance Concert Features April 30 Remembrance and Tributes to Freddie Mercury and Frida Kahlo
Students perform four works choreographed by faculty, Nov. 14-17.
   October 29, 2019

The Department of Dance will present its Fall Concert November 14-17, featuring four works choreographed by faculty and performed by students. Among the pieces on the program is a reflection, through contemporary dance, on the shooting that occurred at UNC Charlotte on April 30, 2019.

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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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Art Professors Exhibit in London Gallery
Andrew Leventis and Maja Godlewska are exhibiting at A.P.T. Gallery London.
   October 17, 2019

Works by painting professors Andrew Leventis and Maja Godlewska appear in the exhibition The World Without Us at A.P.T. Gallery London. The show opens October 25 and runs through November 10.

The World Without Us considers the role of the painter in the contemporary digital...

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Theatre Students in University Title IX Instructional Videos
Students from the theatre department are actors in "bystander intervention" videos.
   October 16, 2019

Department of Theatre students recently participated in the making of official UNC Charlotte Title IX instructional videos for the "Niners Know" course. This past summer, Ariana Arocho, Cydney Wallace, Dylan Ireland, Isabel Gonzalez, James Michels, Kenneth Quiroz, Michael (Drew) Coley, Amberlin McCormick, Jocelyn Cabaniss, Migdalia Ramirez, and Joel Vincent worked with Dr. Michelle Reinken,...

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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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