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School of Music

Braeden Ayres & Trevor Lovell, Spark Initiative

The UNC School of Music has announced the winners of the first annual Spark Initiative. Students Braeden Ayres and Trevor Lovell will receive $1,500 from the Monfort College of Business to continue development of a mobile and web-based app that teaches students rhythmic concepts. [READ FULL POST]

Mike Conrad, Jazz Composition Student at UNC

UNC Jazz composition doctoral student Mike Conrad has received 5 prestigious awards for his original work so far this academic year. Mike’s success has taken him on national and international trips to hear his compositions performed by professional jazz ensembles. [READ FULL POST]

The Cairn Project

The Cairn Project, a group of professional jazz musicians who are all current UNC students or recent UNC alumni, have released their debut self-titled album, The Cairn Project. The six-piece band recorded this studio album on May 25 and 26, 2015, at Mighty Fine Productions in Denver, CO. [READ FULL POST]

Bizet's Carmen, UNC Opera Theatre

UNC Opera Theatre’s production of Bizet’s Carmen was featured positively in a recent Opera Pronto article. The opera was performed with the University Symphony Orchestra, Russell Guyver conducting, on April 23 and 24, 2015. [READ FULL POST]