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.
Lights on the Hill is a monthly photo feature highlighting College of Arts & Sciences people who are putting service at the forefront as they help to keep the University going during the COVID-19 pandemic … and beyond.
Senior Nicole Gagliardi reflects back on her time at UNC. “I’m so grateful for all the people I’ve met, the friends and memories made, and to the Department of Music staff for their endless support and kindness.”
This year, music students Barron Northrup and Corbin Bryan teamed up to build a rare and near-forgotten instrument called the octochordon, an ancestor of the viola da gamba and the modern-day cello, using a book from the Rare Book Collection in Wilson Library.