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College of Visual and Performing Arts offers summer experiences for youth!

Posted on Friday, May 19th, 2017 by Jeffrey Aguiar under Art, CVPA, Dance, Music, Theatre. Tags: , , , , , , , ,

The Schools of Art, Dance, Music and Theatre within the College of Visual and Performing Arts are offering several summer experiences–long-time staples and new opportunities–in all disciplines: Art, Dance, Music and Theatre. Appropriate for school-aged children and, in some cases, adults, these experiences connect the College to our surrounding community and the region with developmental […]

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Symphony Orchestra and Combined Choirs Perform Verdi’s Requiem

Posted on Monday, February 27th, 2017 by derice under Art, CVPA, Music.

The UNCG School of Music Symphony Orchestra and Combined University Choirs, conducted by Dr. Kevin M. Geraldi, performed Giuseppe Verdi’s monumental Messa da Requiem to a capacity audience at UNCG Auditorium on Friday, February 24, 2017. The students of the orchestra and choirs were joined by a quartet of accomplished School of Music alumni soloists: Jill Bowen Gardner (MM ’95), soprano; […]

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Anna Celenza Interdisciplinary Lectures in the Arts

Posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 by Ashley Oliveira under Art, CVPA, Music. Tags: , , , , , ,

The College of Visual and Performing Arts at UNCG is very pleased to announce the inaugural Anna Celenza Interdisciplinary Lectures in the Arts. Made possible through the generosity of Dr. Anna H. Celenza, who holds undergraduate degrees in both music and visual arts from UNCG, these lectures are intended to provide the opportunity for students […]

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UNCG student Peggy Marshall awarded Mr. Holland’s Opus Grant

Posted on Friday, May 27th, 2016 by Ashley Oliveira under CVPA, Music. Tags:

Peggy Marshall, a second-year MME student at UNCG, whose full-time job is as orchestra director at St. Paul’s Middle School in Robeson County, NC where she teaches 108 orchestra students in a small, rural town south of Fayetteville, NC. She applied for and was recently awarded a grant from Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation which will buy 7 violins, 5 […]

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Performer’s Perspective: Dialogues of the Carmelites

Posted on Friday, April 1st, 2016 by Ashley Oliveira under CVPA, Music, Theatre, Uncategorized. Tags: , , ,

What makes art relevant?  How can you take a two-hundred year old art form and make it accessible to a 21st century audience?  How as an artist can you find echoes of your own voice in a score written centuries before your birth?  Well, when you dismantle the artifice of expectation and find the voice […]

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Spotlight on: Dr. Joan Titus – New book release & NEH award!

Posted on Thursday, March 31st, 2016 by Ashley Oliveira under CVPA, Music, Uncategorized. Tags: , , , , ,

  Joan Titus has been awarded the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend for research on her newest book project on the composer Dmitry Shostakovich and his film music for Stalinist cinema (1936-1953).   This current book project is the sequel to her first book on Shostakovich’s initial experiments as a film composer (1928-1936) […]

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Matthew Reese – UNCG student wins Encouragement Award at Regional Metropolitan Opera Competition

Posted on Monday, February 8th, 2016 by Ashley Oliveira under CVPA, Music. Tags: , , ,

On Sunday, February 7, 2016 UNCG DMA student Matthew Reese, countertenor – student of Prof. Robert Bracey – represented the North Carolina District in the Southeast Regional Division of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.  Reese was honored with the encouragement award. This is not Reese’s first victory of the 2015/2016 season. He was also awarded […]

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Carr’s book wins Society for Ethnomusicology’s most prestigious award

Posted on Monday, January 4th, 2016 by Jeffrey Aguiar under CVPA, Music.

UNCG Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology, Dr. Revell Carr, was awarded the Alan P. Merriam Prize for outstanding book for 2014-2015 from the Society for Ethnomusicology, and their annual meeting in Austin, TX, Dec. 5. Carr’s book, Hawaiian Music in Motion: Mariners, Missionaries, and Minstrels, is a historical study of the musical interactions between native Hawaiians […]

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Spotlight on: Dr. Aaron Allen and Ecomusicology

Posted on Thursday, October 15th, 2015 by Ashley Oliveira under CVPA, Music, Uncategorized. Tags: , , , ,

    In light of his most recent success in presenting the conference keynote presentation in Finland, we talked to Dr. Allen to get his take on the work he is doing, and his experience in Sibelius’s homeland… What? – First ever Finnish ecomusicology conference Where? – University of Turku – Turku, Finland When? – […]

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Prof. Adam Ricci to present findings on Fauré at two conferences in 2015

Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 by Ashley Oliveira under CVPA, Music, Uncategorized. Tags: , , ,

  Prof. Adam Ricci to present “‘As Astonishing as They Are Inevitable’: Complex Harmonic Sequences Preceding Reprises in the Late Music of Gabriel Fauré” at two conferences this fall:   “Effable and Ineffable: Gabriel Fauré and the Limits of Criticism” and the Society for Music Theory annual meeting.   Adam Ricci earned a B.A. in […]

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