The UNCG School of Music is extremely proud to announce that two outstanding alumni have been selected as semifinalists for the 2021 Music Educator Award™ presented by the Recording Academy® and GRAMMY Museum®. Both seminfinalists have undergraduate and graduate degrees in music education from the UNCG School of Music. Both are well-respected teachers at Northwest Guilford High School […]

Adam Jones

School of Music freshman Adam Jones (BM ’24, Cello Performance) was recently named a winner of the 2020 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge from the American Theatre Wing and the National Endowment for the Arts. This national contest provides each winner with a two-person coaching team—a mentor and a music director—to hone an original song into […]

As part of the hybrid course offerings with the large instrumental ensembles this semester, the Bands and Orchestras have organized a series of panel discussions on current issues in music with compelling guests from around the country. These sessions are intended to stimulate meaningful reflection and dialogue within the School of Music. The first in […]

Brown Building lit in red

The College of Visual and Performing Arts last night joined more than 1,500 organizations across the country in lighting theatres and other event venues in red to raise awareness for the arts and entertainment industry which has been devastated by COVID-19. The event was called “Red Alert” and was organized by the advocacy group “We […]

In addition to the best professors and classes, many students say that what they need in college is an internship that will offer them “real world experience.” But what happens when the world is a little UNreal? For two of CVPA’s Arts Administration students it was a no-brainer: pivot and get placed in virtual internships. […]


The American Prize in Opera Performance has announced that UNCG Opera Director David Holley is the second place winner of the Charles Neilson Reilly Prize for stage direction, and that Peter Perret has received second place in the Opera Conducting Award, both for the School of Music’s 2019 production of Falstaff. That production included 10 […]

Collage Concert

For the past twelve years, Collage has been an annual celebration of the new academic year for the UNCG School of Music, taking place in early September. Given concerns about the COVID–19 pandemic, the School has decided to postpone the concert until January 30, 2021. We hope that circumstances will be much safer by that time, and that […]