Fine Arts & Humanities
UNC Symphony Orchestra’s spring concert brings local African American composer’s voice front and center
Funded by Arts Everywhere and the music department, the student orchestra commissioned a new piece from Durham Symphony conductor and composer William Henry Curry.
Sharon L. James, professor of classics, was selected as one of the recipients of the 2021 Awards for Excellence in Teaching.
Conducting classes in the Department of Music offer students the opportunity to learn what it’s like behind the podium — gaining valuable insight into conducting methods while improving their skills as musicians.
Through community radio and podcasts, Maria Gutierrez strives to preserve her ancestral language and identity — that of an indigenous people from Michoacán, Mexico, called the P’urhépecha.
Jacqueline Lawton’s work as a playwright and equity, inclusion and diversity coordinator has led to a greater range of programming by students in Carolina’s Kenan Theatre Company.
Through study of a “new” Japanese religion called Tenrikyo and centuries of Japanese history, PhD student Timothy Smith strives to understand how cultural shifts morph belief systems across generations.
The fellowship supports graduate study for students who are either immigrants or children of immigrants who demonstrate creativity, originality, initiative and sustained accomplishment.