James Stryska came to UNC Greensboro wanting to make music—not just play music—but create it: “I’ve always been interested in composition because I have this astonishment about how music is constructed. As far back as sixth grade band, after we played a piece in class, I would go home and look up the score online […]

It all started in kindergarten. Five-year old Jordan Speas walked into his music class, struck a pose, and joyfully and loudly announced, “This is where we come to sing!” And now, many school years later, Speas is still singing. And dancing. And acting. The spark that started in elementary school has grown stronger with each […]

Dance is an art form that, in many cases, requires performers to move as an ensemble. Cortney Vartanian knows the importance of esprit de corps, but she’s also learned the value in making the choreography your own. “Our professors preached individuality. They encouraged us to find our own voice here. We are all going through […]

Long before “nimble,” “flexible,” and “pivot” became the buzzwords of the pandemic, one segment of the workforce already had those things down pat. The career path of an artist is full of twists and turns. Just ask School of Music alumnus James Keith: “There are lots of ways to make the arts a big part […]