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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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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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CoA+A Announces 2020 Distinguished Alumni
The College of Arts + Architecture will hold the Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony March 13.
   February 18, 2020

The College of Arts + Architecture is pleased to announce the 2020 Distinguished Alumni. The award ceremony will take place on Friday, March 13, at 11:30 am in the Anne R. Belk Theater in Robinson Hall.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards were created by the College of Arts + Architecture in 2015 to recognize the accomplishments of alumni who demonstrate in their work the core themes...

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Students Take Prizes at Kennedy Center Festival
Eight students competed at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region IV.
   February 10, 2020

Eight UNC Charlotte students recently competed at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region IV in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) is a national program to benefit college theatre students. The program supports eight regional festivals in January and February and a national festival in April.

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Future Artifacts Explores the Interplay of Digital and Manual Art-Making
Exhibition is in the Projective Eye Gallery at UNC Charlotte Center City through March 13.
   February 5, 2020

The UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture presents Future Artifacts, an exhibition in the Projective Eye Gallery at UNC Charlotte Center City, through March 13. Featuring works by five artists, Future Artifacts addresses the “digital reality” of contemporary culture and its effect on artists and art-making.

Digital production has become so prevalent that we...

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