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Congratulations to Trimain Green (BM, Music Education, ’16)

Trimain Green (Music Education, ’16) has recently become the General Music teacher at Stovall-Shaw Elementary School in Stovall, North Carolina (Granville County). He had recently completed his student teaching with Allison Phillips at Northwest Middle School in Greensboro. While at UNCG, Trey was a member of the University Band for … Continued

Profile of Jennifer Dewey, (BM Music Education, ’18)

Clarinet studio member and music education Jennifer Dewey is currently serving as the President of the UNCG chapter of the music fraternity, Mu Phi Epsilon. The UNCG chapter is an active one, with ongoing service projects, fundraisers, and social events within and outside the School of Music. Jennifer is also … Continued

Mike Waddell masterclass

Thanks to Mike Waddell, clarinet professor from UNC – Wilmington and the Vandoren company, for his February 3 visit and excellent class on jazz clarinet.

Profile of Darkson Magrinelli (DMA, ’20)

The Brazilian clarinetist Darkson Magrinelli is pursuing a DMA degree at UNCG and is developing a research project and dissertation about the Early Choro Ensemble and its influence on the creation of the Choro genre. Before joining the UNCG community, Magrinelli lived in Los Angeles for 6 years and studied … Continued

Congratulations to Chris DiMassimo (BM ed, ’11)

Congratulations to Chris DiMassimo (BM ed, ’11), who was recently named the 2016-17 Teacher of the Year at his school! He is in his sixth year of teaching, currently serving as Director of Bands at Gravelly Hill Middle School in Efland, NC.  During the 2015-2016 school year Chris gave presentations about … Continued

Raquel Bruening, Clarinet and Pageant Queen

Wisconsin native Raquel Bruening (MM performance, 2017), has been involved in pageantry for nine years and has held a total of eight titles at the local, state, and national levels. Music has helped her be successful in the pageant world as much as pageantry has helped her in the world … Continued

Distinguished Alumnus Dr. John Cipolla

Each year, the UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts invites one distinguished alumnus from each of the four schools––art, music, theatre, and dance––to the campus to be honored and to interact with our community. This year, clarinetist Dr. John Cipolla was chosen as the music recipient, and as part of his … Continued

Masterclass with Tracey Paddock, of the President’s Own

ABOVE: Tracey Paddock articulates a teaching point to Alex Whitehead (BM performance, ’18). The President’s Own Marine Band was in town for a concert on October 29 and since they are having a clarinet audition in November, Tracey Paddock offered a masterclass in the audition material and on the general … Continued

A Profile of Darla Cheung, ’10

Darla Cheung (BM, performance, 2010), after completing her MM degree at Arizona State University, built a large and successful teaching studio in Houston, Texas. She especially enjoys starting beginning clarinetists. Currently, he teaches over 50 students who range from the 6th through the 12th grades. She also performs in churches, … Continued

Congratulations to Kwami Barnett (MM, 2015)

2016 has been a good year for UNCG clarinet student alumnus Kwami Barnett! In 2015, Kwami moved to Colorado to pursue his DMA at the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley (I have felt some kinship to that university as “the other UNCG” but actually their abbreviation is “UNCO”). This post is … Continued