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Brown Music Building in 1927

We are thrilled to be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the UNCG School of Music! For over a century, we have been a cornerstone for the performance, teaching, and research of music at all levels in the state, region, and beyond.

We invite you to explore this centennial website to learn about our history, get involved in our celebrations, and attend the premiere of five new works commissioned to commemorate our 100th year! Check back periodically for updates as we add new events and content.

The School of Music has enriched the lives of so many who have shared in our music-making over the years. We celebrate our first century while looking ahead to the next!


Message from the Dean

bruce mcclung
The College of Visual and Performing Arts congratulates the School of Music on its Centennial. Since 1922 the School of Music has been a beacon of excellence in the training of music educators, conductors, performers, and scholars whose careers have added luster to UNC Greensboro and this country’s cultural life.

bruce d. mcclung
Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts

Message from the Director

Tami Draves
This year, the School of Music celebrates its 100th Anniversary. During the last century, we have been a cornerstone for the performance, teaching, and research of music at all levels in the state, region, and beyond. Our alumni distinguish themselves in important professional positions throughout the world while our renowned student ensembles perform frequently in prestigious state, regional, and international settings. We invite you to explore this website and celebrate with us throughout the year!

With over 500 music students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs, the UNCG School of Music is one of the largest and most comprehensive music schools in the country. We are proud to provide a world-class music education, nurturing our students’ artistic strengths and facilitating their path to success in their future careers. Our scholarship and fellowship programs recognize and reward students for their talent, allow communities that are underserved access to a world-class educational experience, and enrich the diversity of our student body.

We rely on the generous gifts of alumni, institutions, and individuals to continue providing rich and respected educational opportunities. If you are already a contributor to the School of Music, we very much appreciate your support! If you would like to explore ways to be a part of our students’ success, please contact me at the email address below.

Tami J. Draves
Interim Director, School of Music
tjdraves@uncg.edu