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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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CoA+A Faculty Receive ASC Grants
Regional Artist Project Grants support projects that enhance artistic development.
   March 16, 2020

Seven faculty members in the College of Arts + Architecture have received 2020 Regional Artist Project Grants from the Arts & Science Council. Regional Artist Project Grants provide an award for individuals and groups of unincorporated artists to pursue projects that further enhance their artistic development by attending a professional development experience or purchasing/renting a piece...

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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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School of Architecture Announces New Director
Blaine Brownell becomes the new SoA director July 1.
   March 11, 2020

The College of Arts + Architecture is pleased to announce that Blaine Brownell, FAIA LEED AP, will become the new director of the School of Architecture (SoA), effective July 1. Brownell will come to UNC Charlotte from the University of Minnesota School of Architecture, where he is professor and interim head and has served as director of graduate studies and interim director of the Master of...

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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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Play by Theatre Department Chair Receives World Premiere
"The Mother," by Dr. Lynne Conner, opened March 6 at Dramatic Repertory Company.
   March 7, 2020

The Mother, a new play by Department of Theatre Chair Lynne Conner, received its world premiere by Dramatic Repertory Company in Portland, Maine, in March. The play explores the effects on a mother – and her family – of a school shooting that is perpetrated by her son. A...

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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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Dance Faculty and Students Present at NCDEO
The conference theme was "Technology, Assessment, & Artistry in Dance."
   March 2, 2020

UNC Charlotte Dance faculty and students participated in the 2020 North Carolina Dance Education Organization (NCDEO) conference, Technology, Assessment, & Artistry in Dance, held Saturday, February 22,  at Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte.  The event also attracted alumni of the dance program, many of them now dance educators in North Carolina public schools.

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Ailey Dancer Hope Boykin Gives Masterclass
A dancer from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater gave a masterclass to UNC Charlotte dance students.
   February 27, 2020

More than 30 dance students were treated to a rigorous but thrilling masterclass by Hope Boykin on Wednesday, February 26. Boykin, a native of Durham, North Carolina, is a longtime member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The revered modern dance company, founded by Alvin Ailey more than 60 years ago, performed two programs in Charlotte presented by the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center (...

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