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Beyond the Classroom

Our current performing and visul arts students are taking opportunities to share their art widely and making waves throughout the world! Thanks to generous donations, many students get to take part in these travel experiences with very little cost from their own pockets. We can’t wait to tell you more about this year's highlighted trips in the coming months—look for more stories and ways you can support soon!

UNC Choirs at Carnegie Hall in NYC

Residency May 10-14, 2023

UNC Choirs was invited for a prestigious residency at Carnegie Hall in New York City! Their time was focused on rehearsals for their culminating performance of Carl Orff's iconic Carmina Burana with 90 UNC choir students, around 60 UNC choir alumni, several Colorado friends of UNC choirs, a professional orchestra (The New England Symphonic Ensemble) and a guest children's choir (ChildrenSong of New Jersey). This concert was the Carnegie Hall performance debut for UNC Choirs as well as Director Jill Burgett's Carnegie Hall conducting debut.

Read more about the Carnegie Hall trip

Photo of Jill Burgett at Carnegie Hall

UNC Jazz Lab Band I

UNC Jazz Lab Band I in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

May 28–June 2, 2023

Our premier jazz ensemble, UNC Jazz Lab Band I, won a grant from the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo to travel to the Dominican Republic in Spring 2023 and give a series of concerts, one of which took place at the acclaimed concert hall, Teatro Nacional Eduardo Brito, as well as teach master classes and clinics.

See highlights from the Dominican Republic trip


Theatre Design and Technology Students in Prague

June 8-18, 2023

A group of senior Theatre Design and Technology students were selected for the Prague Quadrennial of Performance and Design Space in Prague, Czech Republic, and traveled there for the conference.