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Andrew Dahlke, School of Music Faculty

UNC Professor of Saxophone Andrew Dahlke is featured on a recording of a piece chosen as a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Music. The work is titled The Mechanics: Six From the Shop Floor, composed by CU-Boulder Professor Carter Pann. The Pulitzer Prize in Music is based off of the recording of the work rather than the written score. Pann’s piece was composed for the Capitol Quartet, a saxophone quartet in which Dahlke was a member through October 2014. [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]