Headshot of Professor Emeritus George Kiorpes

Professor Emeritus George Kiorpes passed away on April 27th. Dr. Kiorpes was Professor of Piano for forty-five years at UNCG from 1965 to 2010. Prior to UNCG, Dr. Kiorpes taught at Greensboro College from 1955 to 1965. Highlights from his UNCG career included serving as head of the keyboard area for twenty years and receiving […]

Picture of Kyrese Washington BM Performance: Woodwinds

Kyrese Washington has played a number of instruments but has always come back to the flute: “From the minute I picked up a flute in sixth grade band class, it just seemed easy for me to make music with it.” Throughout middle and high school in their hometown of Raleigh, Washington played through the woodwind […]

photo of Miles David Jazz Studies Ensemble I at Jazz Championship in New York

Students and Faculty from UNC Greensboro’s Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program are bringing home some top prizes from the Jack Rudin Jazz Championship in New York, where they competed as one of “ten of the most well-regarded university jazz programs in the country,” at the invitation of jazz legend Wynton Marsalis. The two-day event took […]

Headshot of Daniel Castro Pantoja, Assistant Professor of Musicology

College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) Dean bruce d. mcclung has announced the appointment of Daniel Castro Pantoja as Assistant Professor of Musicology in CVPA’s School of Music. Castro Pantoja is currently a Research Associate at the Center for Iberian and Latin American Music at the University of California, Riverside. A native of Colombia, […]

headshot of Charles Young, new Director of the School of Music

College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) Dean bruce d. mcclung has announced the appointment of Charles Young as Director of CVPA’s School of Music. Young is currently the Associate Dean and Chief Academic Office of Baldwin Wallace University’s Conservatory of Music. Serving in that capacity since 2016, he has worked collaboratively with faculty, staff, […]

Photograph of Black Opera Singer advertising the "Black Identities on the Operatic Stage” Symposium

Professor of Historical Musicology Elizabeth Keathly felt pretty well-versed in opera history, a topic she’d been teaching for at least fifteen years, when a trio of students stoked her curiosity and turned the tables on who was doing some of the learning: “Shonda Devine, Amon Neely, and Charles Williamson knew so much about Black opera […]

Nicoletta Moss conducting an orchestra

Nicoletta Moss (’20 MM Instrumental Conducting, PBC Music Education) has a love for music and an instinct for leadership that led her to UNC Greensboro’s School of Music to pursue a degree that would combine both: “As long as I can remember I’ve always felt comfortable being in front of other people. My personality and […]

picture of Professor Chad Eby and the Jazz Ensemble I

* Updated to reflect the rescheduling of the Jack Rudin Jazz Championship from January 10-11 to April 19-20 due to the Omicron varient. UNC Greensboro’s Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program has been selected as one of “ten of the most well-regarded university jazz programs in the country” to compete in the Jack Rudin Jazz Championship, […]