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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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Dance Alumna Receives Research Fellowship
Lillian Willis has received a summer research fellowship from the NYC Public library.
   July 22, 2019

Dance alumna Lillian Willis (Class of 2017) has been awarded a Short-Term Research Fellowship from the New York Public Library for her project: "Seeking Accessibility: American Dance Practices for the Blind and Visually Impaired." She will spend August in New York City doing research. In recent years, Lillian has served through the UNC Charlotte Office of Disability Services as a...

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Student, Professor, and Alum Participate in Children's Theatre New Play Development
The new play is part of the Children's Theatre of Charlotte's "Kindness Project."
   July 3, 2019

Three members of the College of Arts + Architecture family recently participated in the development of a new play at Children's Theatre of Charlotte. Theatre student Ginger Duchi, theatre professor Kaja Dunn, and dance alumnus Alex Aguilar joined playwright L.M. Feldman and director David Winitsky for a week-long professional workshopping of Feldman's play, Tropical Secrets: Holocaust...

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Associate Dean Publishes Chapter in New Oxford Handbook
Associate Dean of Performing Arts Dean Adams contributed to a book on musical theatre adaptations.
   July 3, 2019

A chapter by Associate Dean of Performing Arts Services Dean Adams appears in The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations, published this month by Oxford University Press. The book, edited by Dominic McHugh, traces how the genre of the stage-to-screen musical has evolved since the early decades of sound film. Adams's chapter, "The Producers and ...

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Professor's Work in Group Exhibition in Kuwait
Work by fibers professor Mary Tuma is in a group show in Kuwait.
   July 1, 2019

Nothing to Write Home About (2018), a group exhibition at the KIPCO Mall in Kuwait, includes an installation by Mary Tuma, associate professor of fibers in the Department of Art & Art History. The exhibition, curated by Rana Sadik, presents works from Sadik's personal art collection produced by seven global artists.

Tuma's Internal Systems 3 (2008),...

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Professor's Social Circus Project Finalist for National Theater Project Grant
The Nouveau Sud Project, founded by Associate Professor Carlos Cruz, is one of 24 finalists.
   June 27, 2019

The Nouveau Sud Project, a contemporary social circus initiative founded by Associate Professor of Theatre Carlos Cruz, is one of 24 finalists for a National Theater Project Creation and Touring Grant, awarded by the New England Foundation for the Arts. The finalists were chosen from...

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Theatre Department to Host Costume Society of America Regional Symposium
The Costumes Society of American Southeastern Region Symposium will occur in Charlotte Nov. 7-10.
   June 25, 2019

The UNC Charlotte Department of Theatre will host the Costume Society of America 2019 Southeastern Region Symposium & Annual Meeting in Charlotte, November 7-10. Assistant Professor of Costume Design Aly Amidei is the symposium chair.

The symposium, entitled "Fashion Queens," will present original scholarship on the history of dress, adornment, and the future of...

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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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Reviews in for Witt's Latest Chicago Production
Theatre professor Robin Witt has been directing in Chicago this academic year.
   June 10, 2019

The reviews are in for Associate Professor of Directing Robin Witt's most recent work in Chicago, where she has spent the past semester on a reassignment of duties. Witt directed W. Somerset Maugham's play, For Services Rendered (pictured), which is at the Griffin Theatre Company through July 6. 

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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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