Scenes from Applied Music yesterday!
At UNC Asheville’s Music Department, the classical co-exists with the contemporary. We explore the many connections and interactions between music and all facets of human life through instruction and performance.
Scenes from Applied Music yesterday!
UNCA Music, doing things safely! Pictured here: Studio 18 (directed by Brent LaCasce) and a private voice lesson with Paul Templon!
Live at Lunch has been POSTPONED due to weather. Never fear — we will have this event next week!
Students - please join the Music in Life and Culture Club for a (virtual) panel discussion entitled, "I've Got My Music Degree - Now What?" UNCA Music faculty Zack Page, Tim Doyle, and Justin Ray will lead this discussion. We'd love to see you there - Zoom link is below!
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Live at Lunch is back!!! We will be LIVE at Reed Plaza on campus, and also broadcasting on Facebook Live! Check it out, Thursday at noon!
More action shots of our Bluegrass Ensemble and our Afro-Musics Ensemble rehearsing!
A groundbreaker for women in classical music. She was also (briefly) a North Carolinian!
When she joined the Boston Pops in 1955, she was believed to be the first woman to play tuba in a major American orchestra.
We’re trying to do as much as we can outdoors this semester, to minimize risk. Pictured here, Advanced Topics in Music Theory, and an applied voice lesson!
Today is the 50th anniversary of one of the world's most iconic recording studios.
On Aug. 26, 1970, Jimi Hendrix opened his legendary studios New York City. He died just three weeks later before he could see its success, decline and rebirth as a palace of hits.
Things look a little different this semester, but we are proud of our students’ focus on safety!
Check it out! The newest release from our instructor, Wayne Erbsen!
This book is a companion to Bluegrass Banjo for the Complete Ignoramus. If you don’t have that book yet, you can buy both as a set for a reduced price HERE.
Are you having trouble with your music theory homework? Our Music Theory Tutor, Jenny Walls, starts TODAY!
Be sure to take advantage of this awesome FREE service!
(If you need to meet with her virtually, please email [email protected] and let her know.)
A message to all of our students from the one and only Snoop Dogg:
Check out this Cameo by Snoop Dogg for University students!
Instructor Steve Alford prioritizes safety!
UNCA Music Instructor Richard Shulman has a new album titled “Life Seasons” just released, available here: https://richheartmusic.com/store/life-seasons/
Two videos on the title track are here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbwwCjQprZCYLEztGjT5kAXdD5BHKROiL
This Sunday 8/16 at 6:30 PM the Richard Shulman Trio with Zack Page - bass and Rick Dilling - drums will be playing a Lawn Concert at Isis Music Hall.
Call 828-575-2737 for info and reservations.
Two of our music faculty were awarded tenure this year! Congratulations to Dr. Christine Boone and Dr. Toby King!
Nine UNC Asheville faculty members from all across campus were granted tenure this year for their expertise, scholarship, dedication to students, and service to campus. They were also promoted to the rank of associate professor. Christine Boone Associate Professor of Music Christine Boone teaches...
Students: Be sure to watch this intro video for important updates and announcements!
Informational video about the Fall 2020 Semester, featuring announcements and faculty introductions. Link to the UNC Asheville Expectations of Mutual Respect...
Students: If you have passed Music Theory/Aural Skills III, you are eligible to apply to be UNCA’s Music Theory Tutor! If you’re interested, please email Dr. Boone ([email protected]) and tell her (1) why you want this job, and (2) why you would be good at it. ✏️ 🎵
Students: Information about fall ensembles is here!
CONGRATULATIONS to all of our Spring 2020 Music Graduates!!! 🎓 You have all shown tremendous tenacity, and we are proud of you!
Check out this piece on our recent graduate, Nicole Carpenter and her senior project!
Music and New Media senior Nicole Carpenter shares her research project which seeks to discover how the artist can use technology to express through live musical performance connected directly to live visuals.
You May Not Know These 15 Songs. But You’ve Heard Them.
Artists like Edwin Birdsong and Ballin’ Jack aren’t household names, but their music is instantly recognizable as the samples behind hit pop songs.
To Make Orchestras More Diverse, End Blind Auditions
If ensembles are to reflect the communities they serve, the audition process should take into account race, gender and other factors.
Singers who are interested in graphic scores -- considering signing up for this workshop on Thursday afternoon!
Italian composer Ennio Morricone passed away today. Here, the UNCA Contemporary Guitar Ensemble (directed by Tim Doyle) pays tribute. RIP!
Summer is traditionally live music season; this year, UNC Asheville is bringing the music to you with our first Virtual Alumni Concert on Tuesday, July 14 at 8 p.m.
Mark your calendars for an exclusive live online performance by William Hinson '18, UNC Asheville Music Technology alumnus, and SOON Records recording artist.
Tickets are only $5 and benefit UNC Asheville students. Give where your heart leads you, directing your gift to a fund that enables students to thrive during these unprecedented times.
Make an even greater impact and give an additional gift to the Food Equity Initiative, where your support is being matched by alumni-owned, FernLeaf Interactive.
Get your tickets now!
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Dr. Melodie Galloway was featured on Blue Ridge Public Radio, talking about the challenges of choral singing during Coronavirus.
Everything we think about high-risk activities has shifted in the time of the Coronavirus. If you heed the warnings of leading epidemiologists, just about
Nina Simone: what she told us then, and tells us now.
Please welcome Carolina Perez, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Technology. Carolina is a sound designer, audio engineer and songwriter with experience in music production, film, theatre and interactive multimedia. She holds an M.F.A. in Sound Design from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and a B.M. in Music Technology from Florida International University. Before joining UNCA, she taught music technology and sound design at the University of Texas at Austin. Carolina’s creative research focuses on interactive and immersive sound design for performance and installation art. Her songs draw from a range of influences that span electronic, pop, rock, classical and folk music.
The UNCA Music Department affirms our commitment to the university's core values of equity, dignity, and diversity. We join Chancellor Nancy Cable as she calls for “transparent action, accountability and a rejection of racism in all of its forms in this nation," and we pledge to continue working within our department, our university, and our community to that end.
Like so many of you I am outraged by the death of George Floyd, an African American man who died in the custody of police officers in Minneapolis who ignored his pleas to breathe.
Bob Moog on To Tell the Truth game show in 1973.
Today’s google doodle is all about mbira! Students will remember Kevin Spears, who played kalimba at applied hour this past January and at Mr Richmond’s faculty recital. Mbira is the Zimbabwean ancestor of the kalimba. Google has a guitar-hero-style mbira game and some beautiful animation!
Try your hand at the African musical instrument, the mbira, in today's interactive #GoogleDoodle! 🌍🎶 https://g.co/doodle/h9r96g3
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