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Music Performance

School of Music, Theatre and Dance

220 Music Building



Kelly Burke, Professor, Head of Department

Professors AsKew, Burns, W. Carroll (Associate Dean), Di Piazza, Hartmann, Holley, Kohlenberg, Locke, Salmon, P. Stewart, Willis

Associate Professors Bach, Bagley, Barret, Bracey, Douglass, Eby, Egekvist, Engebretson, Ezerman, Geraldi, Haines, LeFevre, O'Brien, Pack, Rawls, Rutty, Stusek, Walker, Wells, Young

Assistant Professors Keeton, Lopez, Ott, A. Taylor

Adjunct Professors Brown, Lash

Visiting Distinguished Professor Sitkovetsky

Lecturers T. Taylor, Tobin-Scott, Zandmane

Adjunct Lecturers Bartlet, Hyslop, Meechum

UNCG has long been recognized as one of the top music institutions in the United States and has been fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1938. The Department of Music Performance (including composition and jazz) offers the only comprehensive music program from undergraduate through doctoral study in the State of North Carolina. UNCG also offers degrees in music education and music studies. Our outstanding facilities, world-class faculty, and numerous ensemble experiences provide an environment for artistic and academic success.

Undergraduate students in Music Performance pursue rigorous professional training in music along with a broad liberal arts education. Our students graduate as informed, responsible citizens with the tools to succeed and communicate effectively as musicians of the 21st century.

Located in artistically-thriving Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point, the Triad area provides a wealth of cultural and academic opportunities for our students. Students regularly attend and perform in concerts by the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, the Greensboro Opera Company, the Winston-Salem Symphony, and the Eastern Music Festival, along with a myriad of musical theatre, jazz, and chamber music ensembles.

We welcome students who will strive for excellence, will contribute to the inclusiveness and diversity of our mission, and wish to make our warm and friendly school their musical home.

Performance Studies

Throughout the four years of undergraduate enrollment, music students will study in one or more performance studies areas: keyboard, voice, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, composition, or jazz. This study will include private instruction in the major or principal performance area and some group instruction.

Ensemble Requirements

Performance majors will participate in one or more ensembles each semester according to concentration requirements. All students enrolled for two or more credits semester hours of music performance studies must audition for and perform in an ensemble each semester. Students will have the opportunity to express their ensemble placement preferences, but they will be assigned according to audition results and ensemble priorities. Ensemble assignments and placement will be determined by the Director of Bands, Director of Orchestras, Director of Choral Activities, and the Director of the Miles Davis Jazz Program in consultation with the performance teachers and appropriate Area Coordinator. Each year advanced voice students may apply for roles in the performances of opera and musical theatre, which the Departments of Music present in cooperation with the Department of Theatre.

Student Information Manual

Additional policies and regulations are found online in the Music Student Information Manual. This manual is made available to all music students after entrance requirements are met. Adherence to the contents of this publication is the responsibility of the student.

This page was last updated on June 6, 2012.