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Hark the Sound of Carolina on Spotify

Keep Carolina on your mind with these curated Spotify playlists fit for any Tar Heel. Official UNC-CH Spotify Account UNC-CH Department of Music UNC Alumni Playlist (Class of 1970) Carolina Performing Arts James Moeser Playlist

JUNE 19 | LIVE: Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth is the oldest national commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. Though the Emancipation Proclamation stated that all slaves were free as of January 1, 1863, many enslaved African Americans only learned of their freedom on June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas with news that the war […]

Finding Musical Harmony in a Pandemic

Students in Mark Katz’s APPLES Service-Learning course “Music and the Community” explored how music composition, performance and collaboration could also work as tools for service. Eve Elliott, Carolina Center for Public Service, Thursday, April 1st, 2021 For many people, music has been a saving grace during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through TikTok dance tunes and exciting album […]

Carolina is Now on Spotify

Scroll through the images above for a sneak peek at the UNC Spotify playlists. Previous Next Carolina has launched a new Spotify account! Made by Tar Heels, for Tar Heels, these curated playlists are fit for any occasion — relaxing in the Quad, enjoying a show at Carolina Performing Arts and more.  Stay connected to […]

Art Songs and Spirituals by Black Composers | UNC Department Art Songs and Spirituals by Black Composers February 26, 2021 (*selections were pre-recorded) Voice students of Dr. Jeanne Fischer PROGRAM Hold Fast to Dreams | Florence Price (1887-1953) performed by Sanya Shah, soprano & Tommy Bastable, piano Bewilderment | Florence Price performed by Jordan Taylor, soprano & Lyuba Egorova, piano Out of the South […]

Rap Music Increasingly Mixes in Mental Health Metaphors

University Communications, Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 A Carolina study found that through their lyrics, rap artists may reduce the stigma around mental health struggles. The most popular rap songs in the United States are increasingly referencing depression and suicide and mixing in metaphors about mental health struggles, according to a Carolina study published in JAMA Pediatrics. “These artists […]

Alone/Engaged Musical Performance

PRESENTED BY UNC DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Alone/Engaged A three-part mini-series in which Associate Professor Nicholas DiEugenio presents the six solo violin Sonatas and Partitas of J.S. Bach, focusing on the nature of “solitude” and how artists and arts organizations are dealing with solitude in their day-to-day activities. Bach wrote these pieces […]

First Fridays: Gum Box– Presented by the UNC Department of FIRST FRIDAYS: FEATURING UNDERREPRESENTED VOICESRECORDED FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2020PRESENTED BY THE UNC DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC PROGRAMFreddie the Freeloader | Miles DavisCaged Bird | Daniel Asanov, Text by Maya Angelou GUM BOXDaniel Asanov (he/him/his) | Drums & Composer/ArrangerMy name’s Daniel Asanov, and I’m currently double majoring in Music Composition and Linguistics here at UNC! I’ve […]

1970 Alumni Reunion: Playlist, yearbooks and more

Compiled by Steve Weiss and Shaw Lentz of the Southern Folklife Collection, this playlist explores a broad swath of music from 1969-1970 including blues, country, folk, funk, jazz, Latin, pop, reggae, rock, soul, and soundtracks. We recommend listening to it in shuffle mode. The 20-plus hour playlist is available on Spotify here. Visit the […]

Compose Carolina

A NEW SUMMER MUSIC SERIES HIGHLIGHTING UNC STUDENT AND ALUMNI COMPOSERS In a new partnership inspired by a spring semester and performance season cut short by COVID-19 social distancing measures, UNC Department of Music and Carolina Performing Arts are bringing together six young composers for Compose Carolina, a weekly series featuring both alumni and current […]