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URSA Digital Collective

A collection of digital performances created by UNC music students and alumni during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic. Celebrating music, collaboration, and the resilience of UNC's music students, faculty, and alumni.


The Quarantine Groove

By Sam Hesch

Performed By

Sam Hesch- Soprano/Alto
Rico Jones-Tenor
Chris Ferrari-Tenor
Andrew Duncan- Bari


We are the World

By Michael & Lionel Richie

Arranged by Ching-Hsuan Wang

Performed by the Dynamix String Quartet

Dynamix String Quartet is reunited over the air, this time we’re playing an arrangement of Ching-Hsuan, “We Are the World” co-written by Michael and Lionel Richie. We hope our music brings positivity and some joy in the midst of a time that can easily feel overwhelming.


Le Sucrier Velours

By Duke Ellington

Transcribed by Marc Schwartz (DA '21)

Performed By

Marc Schwartz - Alto Sax
Colin Gordon - Alto Sax
Jon De Lucia - Tenor Sax
Andy Dahlke - Tenor Sax
Alex Dugdale - Bari Sax
Reuben Allen - Piano
Danny Ziemann - Bass
Steve Picataggio - Drums


Grandma's Hands

By Bill Withers

Covered by Julian Cary ('19)


 "Wenn ich einmal" chorale from St. Matthew Passion

By J.S. Bach
Benjamin Cline (BM '96, MM' 98), viola da gamba

English translation:

When once I must depart,
do not depart from me,
when I must suffer death,
stand then by me!
When I most full of fear
at heart shall be,
then wrest me out of the terrors
of fear and pain by thy strength.


 Lavender Rain

By Anna Clyne

Performed by members of the UNC Violin Studio