Camille Thurman portrait

For two weeks this month, students in the School of Music’s Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program will be able to study with composer, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist Camille Thurman—an artist who is quickly becoming one of the standard bearers of jazz. The residency is made possible by the Robinson Family Fund, established by Ward Robinson (’19 […]

Former School of Music Professor, Composer, and Author Frank Lee McCarty passed away on September 15th. Dr. McCarty was Professor in the School of Music for 28 years from 1976 until 2004. He taught Composition, Music Theory, and Twentieth-Century Music History. He was the author of articles ranging in content from percussion and woodwind notation and advanced […]

“What does a white college professor, born in Canada and living in North Carolina, have to say about Southeast Asia?”asks Gavin Douglas with a wry laugh, but quite sincerely.   It only takes a brief look at his university bio to realize that he is being very modest:    “A professor of Ethnomusicology in UNC Greensboro’s School […]

photo of Tim Hagen, Visiting Professor of Flute

College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) Dean bruce d. mcclung has announced the appointment of Tim Hagen as Visiting Assistant Professor of Flute in CVPA’s School of Music. Hagen is an internationally acclaimed flutist, praised for his “technical virtuosity and musical sensitivity” (NewMusicBox) and “real flair” (The Well-Tempered Ear). He has been a prizewinner […]

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 […]

April 20, 2021 Dear CVPA Colleagues, Students and Families, and Alumni: I am heartened by the guilty verdict in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin. Justice has been served in this case, and the police officer who swore an oath to protect has been held accountable for the senseless death of George Floyd while in […]