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School of Music

Mark Montemayor, Professor of Music Education at UNC

Congratulations to Mark Montemayor, Professor of Music, for being selected as the 2017-2018 Scholar of the Year for UNC’s College of Performing and Visual Arts. [READ FULL POST]

Open Space Festival 2017, Conner Shaw

Another one of the participants for the Call For Scores portion of our 2017 Open Space Festival is UNC’s very own Conner Shaw. He is a Jazz Studies and Composition student at the School of Music, with guitar as his primary instrument. He says, “Composition is introspective spelunking, imaginative trekking, and reactionary commentary, revealed through sound expression.” [READ FULL POST]

Angela Parrish, UNC School of Music Alum

Angela Parrish, a UNC jazz studies alum, sings in the opening number of the recent film La La Land. Learn more about her experiences in LA as a singer/songwriter and the process leading up to this opportunity. [READ FULL POST]

Yamuna Meleth, UNC School of Music Alum

UNC Opera Theatre alum Yamuna Meleth stars as Annu, the sister of Mukhtar Mai, in Opera Ithaca’s new production Thumbprint – a contemporary opera inspired by the true story and heroic fight of Mukhtar Mai, the first female victim of gang rape to bring her male attackers to justice in Pakistan. In lieu of a financial settlement, Mai requested the construction of schools for girls, that through education they may be freed of the humiliation of signing their name only with their thumbprint. [READ FULL POST]