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 […]

Headshot of Rotem WeinbergVisiting Assistant Professor of Conducting and Director of Orchestras

College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean bruce d. mcclung has announced the appointment of Rotem Weinberg as Visiting Assistant Professor of Conducting and Director of Orchestras in CVPA’s School of Music. Rotem Weinberg is an Israeli conductor known for his profound musicality, creative programming,and polished performances. He is a cross-genre musician, at home in […]

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 […]