We asked CVPA Faculty to tell us how or when they fell in love with the arts. What was that pivotal moment when they just knew they had to be an artist, arts educator or administrator, designer, scholar, or performer? Here are some excerpts from their responses. If you’d like to share your story of […]

Professor Emerita Eleanor McCrickard, a member of the School of Music’s faculty for thirty years and chair of the Composition, History, and Theory Division for twelve, passed away on Wednesday, January 18th at the age of 82.   A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Eleanor McCrickard attended Birmingham-Southern College where she earned a BA in Music and a BM in […]

Photo of Kent Williams

Professor Emeritus J. Kent Williams, a member of the School of Music’s faculty for 42 years from 1970 to 2012, passed away on Monday, January 9th at the age of 79. A native of South Bend, Indiana, Kent Williams attended Butler University’s Jordan School of Music and transferred to Indiana University’s Jacob School of Music […]

Photo of Kevin Lawson, MFA Theatre: Musical Theatre Directing student on the stage of Taylor Theatre where he will music direct the School of Theatre’s production of Andrew Lippa’s Wild Party opening November 11th. Photo credit: Mike Micchiche.

Kevin Lawson jokes that it took him twenty years to go zero-point-four miles—that’s the distance from the Music Building to Taylor Theatre—from a freshman piano performance major to the School of Theatre’s first MFA student with a concentration in Musical Theatre Directing—with a lot of stops along the way. Lawson first enrolled at UNCG in […]

Viola Professor holding UCLS program with Josh Bell on the Cover

  “His playing was something so special.  Really an old soul kind of playing for someone who was so young.  It was no surprise when things took off for him.” That is what UNCG Viola Professor Scott Rawls thought the first time he heard GRAMMY® Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell—who will perform in recital at UNCG […]

image of Professor Mark Engebretson with student

After a century of excellence in classical music and jazz, the UNCG School of Music is adding a new degree concentration in Popular Music and Technology or “PopTech” as the students call it. Composition Professor Mark Engebretson, who is also a member of the band The Difficulties, says the time was right: “The School of […]

Dean bruce mcclung handing out cookies to first-year students

The College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) at UNC Greensboro has admitted the largest freshman class since 2018—275 in the Class of 2026—plus transfer and graduate students for a total of 451 new students. Dean bruce mcclung and the Directors of the Schools of Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre, along with faculty members Hannah […]