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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]

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]