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Swing Out

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In addition to public presentations, artists in the UCLS series have important interactions with UNCG students, such as holding masterclasses, talkback sessions, and seminars, often just hours before performing on stage. Thanks to a grant from The Cemala Foundation, some of these artists also work with K-12 students in the … Continued


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“The hottest artist on the classical music planet may well be the Chinese pianist Lang Lang. — New York Times For about a decade, Lang Lang has contributed to musical education worldwide. In 2008 he founded the Lang Lang International Music Foundation aimed at cultivating tomorrow’s top pianists, championing music education … Continued


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From 1995 through 1997, Bernstein was a member of Joshua Redman’s band and played on Redman’s Freedom in the Groove CD. He played with Diana Krall’s quartet from 1999 through 2001 and with Dr. Lonnie Smith, the legendary organist who made his debut on the George Benson Cookbook albums. He … Continued

Roomful of Teeth

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Founded in 2009 by Brad Wells, the band was incubated at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in North Adams, Massachusetts, where members studied with some of the world’s top performers and teachers and commissioned composers who were known for breaking molds. They have learned that the boundaries … Continued

Brandy Clark

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Clark also composed the music and lyrics for the hit musical comedy Shucked alongside her longtime collaborator, Shane McAnally. With the show, she won Outstanding Music at the 67th Drama Desk Awards and was nominated for Best Original Score at the 76th Tony Awards, with Shucked receiving nine Tony nominations overall last year. In … Continued

Tim Warfield

Tim Warfield, saxophone with UNCG Jazz Ensemble I Tim Warfield, Jr., a native of York, Pennsylvania, began studying the alto saxophone at age nine. He switched to tenor saxophone during his first year at William Penn Sr. High School where he participated in various musical ensembles and won many jazz … Continued

Garth Fagan Dance Company

Garth Fagan Dance is rooted in African traditions, Caribbean stories, and the Black dance vocabulary Fagan Technique™. Garth Fagan Dance is founded by the man who taught more than a 100 million audience members to move as one global community through Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway!  Over decades, Garth … Continued

Lalla Essaydi

Visual artist Lalla A. Essaydi grew up in Morocco and now lives between there and the United States. In her art, she often combines Islamic calligraphy with representations of the female body to address the complex reality of Arab female identity from the unique perspective of personal experience. Much of … Continued

Jewel: An Evening of Conversation and Music

Jewel went from a girl who grew up with no running water on an Alaskan homestead, to a homeless teenager in San Diego, to an award-winning, Multi-Platinum Recording Artist who released one of the best-selling debuts of all time. Through her career, Jewel has sold over 30 million albums worldwide, … Continued

Marcus Printup

Marcus Printup, trumpet with UNCG Jazz Ensemble I Marcus Printup (trumpet) was born and raised in Conyers, Georgia. His first musical experiences were hearing the fiery gospel music his parents sang in church. While attending the University of North Florida on a music scholarship, he won the International Trumpet Guild … Continued