For most of his life, Juan Álamo has used music to connect to and communicate with others. As a skilled marimba player, he uses his talent and passion to teach the next generation of musicians to do the same.
The fact that Desde Lejos, released in July 2021 and currently being considered for the GRAMMY ballot, was recorded, edited, and published during the pandemic is a profound example of perseverance and ingenuity.
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.
The Carolina Jazz Festival will look a little different this year, but will contain the same spark and vibrancy. The festival will kick off with two livestreamed concerts: the UNC Faculty Jazz Concert on Feb. 18 and the UNC Jazz Combo Concert on Feb. 19.