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Commencement Profile: Ethan Everhart

Ethan Everhart '23 BM Music Pop Tech

Ethan Everhart  BM-Performance: Popular Music and Technology  Hometown: Lexington, NC  What was it that led you to pursue a life in the arts?   I went to my older sister’s band concerts when I was in elementary school, and I knew that I wanted to play an instrument when I got … Continued

Commencement Profile: Aubria Battle

Aubria Battle '23 BFA Dance

Aubria Battle BFA-Dance, Choreography/Performance, Minor in Psychology Hometown: Wake Forest, North Carolina What was it that led you to pursue a life in the arts? I’ve been an artist for the majority of my life, so it only made sense for me to pursue an education in the fine arts. … Continued

School of Theatre Alumnus Coming to Greensboro in “Aladdin”

The magic carpet has taken J. Andrew “Jordan” Speas (‘21 BFA Theatre) to hundreds of cities in the United States and Canada, and on October 31st it will bring him to the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts in Greensboro, North Carolina.  Speas is on the North American Tour … Continued

Alumni Film Explores Artistic Choices

Promo Still from Film 8 AM

What happens when the dreams you cultivate come into conflict with the real responsibility of life? Many people find their greatest talent cast aside in the face of life’s daily pressures and discover there’s rarely an easy answer forward. —Tagline for the film 8 AM  It’s a question that’s all too … Continued

From 2003 Alumni Magazine to 2023: Where are They Now?

Cover of 2003 Alumni Magazine

Twenty years ago, Chrissy Fiorilli-Ellington, Jenny Greer, and Samson Baker were featured on the cover of the UNC Greensboro Alumni Magazine, smiling and striding across a New York City street, full of hopes and dreams for what might become their role in the world of theatre.  It was the spring … Continued

Making Music to Connect with Teens In Custody

Bethany Uhler Thompson teaching violin

For Bethany Uhler Thompson (’20 DMA and ’17 MM Cello Performance) music is a connector and an instrument for change, both of which are needed in her music classes at Les Peters Academy and Hillsborough Girls Academy in Tampa, Florida. “When the girls come into class, they’re very unsure of … Continued

Music Alumnus Conducting an Acclaimed Career in Europe

Will Kelley headshot

This summer, when William Kelley (’14 BM Piano Performance) took the podium to conduct Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, it was his second time with that particular opera, with a lot of music and miles in between.  The first experience came when Kelley was a senior in the UNCG School of … Continued

Brendan Slocumb ’94: Musical Thrillers with a Message

photo of Brendan Slocumb

“I just want people to look at people—really see them—not just their outward appearance. Look at me. You could say I don’t look like a person who plays the violin. You could just see me as a scary black man with tattoos.” Brendan Slocumb (’94 Music Education) says that’s one … Continued

Jazmine Renee Warren BFA Dance: Choreography/Performance

Jazmine Warren co-captain of the Spartan G dance team

“I have never had more of a passion towards anything else than being creative and dancing. I couldn’t see myself doing anything other than being an artist for the rest of my life. I have seen and met many people in my life who have had a successful career in … Continued