Areas of Study
Students studying in the Brass area have many opportunities to participate in School of Music ensembles, such as Jazz, Bands, Orchestra, and more.
Folk and Bluegrass Studies
Students study bluegrass fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, and bass. This program is available to students pursuing any of the school’s existing undergraduate degree programs.
Performance opportunities in big bands, combos, vocal jazz groups, and Latin jazz. With over 30 years of history, UNC’s jazz ensembles have earned numerous accolades.
Keyboard students have access to an array of exciting opportunities. Faculty works closely with each student to design an individualized plan of study that ensures student success.
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Our philosophy focuses on individual mentoring with faculty who are active in research, composition, and performance, with work presented and published both nationally and internationally.
Students are trained in the discipline of music and fully prepared in the art of pedagogy. Our program is dedicated to the preparation of the best musician/teachers of the future.
Music History and Literature
Our students frequently present papers at regional, national, and international conferences during their course of study. Student work has appeared in national and international peer-reviewed publications.
The Music Technology Center houses multiple computer and keyboard labs, digital audio, video, and multimedia suites, and a state-of-the-art recording studio.
All music students gain a high level of proficiency in music theory and aural skills, which are essential tools for the 21st-century musician.
The performing ensembles offered to percussion students at UNC are many and diverse. Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Orchestra, and more.
Students learn to balance independence with interdependence while honing both technical and musical skills in an inspiring, creative and collaborative setting.
Study with our highly recognized and dedicated faculty, who have performed extensively internationally and throughout the United States. We strive to create a friendly, supportive atmosphere.
The performing ensembles offered to woodwind students at UNC are many and diverse. Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Orchestra, and more.