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, […]

Camille Thurman portrait

For two weeks this month, students in the School of Music’s Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program will be able to study with composer, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist Camille Thurman—an artist who is quickly becoming one of the standard bearers of jazz. The residency is made possible by the Robinson Family Fund, established by Ward Robinson (’19 […]

Former School of Music Professor, Composer, and Author Frank Lee McCarty passed away on September 15th. Dr. McCarty was Professor in the School of Music for 28 years from 1976 until 2004. He taught Composition, Music Theory, and Twentieth-Century Music History. He was the author of articles ranging in content from percussion and woodwind notation and advanced […]