The UNCG School of Music is pleased to announce that alumna Gretchen Krupp (BM ’15) is a Grand Finalist in The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and will compete on Sunday, April 29 in New York City at Lincoln Center. Krupp, a mezzo-soprano, is just one of 9 singers chosen through a series of district […]
On April 16, Stefan Sanders, music director of the Fayetteville Symphony and resident conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic, was in residence to conduct at rehearsal with the University Symphony Orchestra. Maestro Sanders rehearsed “Capriccio Espagnol” by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov and also participated in a question-answer session with orchestra members.
“Students in area elementary schools have created and recorded short melodies. The melodies and musical ideas have been turned into new, short pieces for full orchestra by well-known composer Alejandro Rutty and his students at UNC-Greensboro, where he is an associate professor of music.”
The UNCG School of Music was well represented at this years Southeast and Caribbean Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology conference in New Orleans (Mar 16-18). Corey Lohman (recent Ethnomusicology Certificate grad), Grijda Spiri (MM) and Gavin Douglas (Faculty) all presented their latest research. Research details available if interested.
UNCG string education students and music faculty presented at the 2018 American String Teachers Association (ASTA) National Conference in Atlanta, GA from March 7-10. Andrew Beach, Robert Bohinski, Evan Campfield, and Matt Laird were accepted and performed in the Eclectic Styles Masterclass for Mike Block from the Berklee School of Music. Andrew Beach was also […]
Donald Hartmann (School of Music) will star as the British Major in Piedmont Opera’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance.” The show will run March 23, 25, and 27 at the Stevens Center in downtown Winston-Salem. No stranger to Piedmont Opera audiences, bass-baritone Donald Hartmann first sang in a production of “Pirates […]
Alejandro Rutty (School of Music) will release the album “Exhaling Space,” (Navona Records) a collection of new chamber works combining Latin and world music styles with the classical tradition. The album features performances by Pittsburgh-based Beo String Quartet, and a group of prominent North Carolina artists. Rutty’s previous release on Navona “The Conscious Sleepwalker” was reviewed […]
Swing 46 is a Jazz and Supper Club in the heart of New York City’s Theater District where they say “you’ll find the most talented, professional musicians from all over the world with charts and arrangements that are impeccable and true to the genre we celebrate.” That was certainly the case on Sunday, March 4 […]
At the Heart of the Immigration Story As Congress and the White House focus on immigration legislation, UNCG’s Lorena Guillén has been steadfastly shining a spotlight of her own and getting to the heart of the matter. Guillén, a performer and professor of Musicology, is a highly awarded singer, song-writer and conductor. A native of Buenos […]