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Kelli Smith-Biwer: Studying the intersection of gender and music technology

April 6, 2022

Kelli Smith-Biwer is a fourth-year doctoral student in the department of music who studies gender and music technology. She works in the Beat Lab and is the inaugural Arts Everywhere Graduate Fellow in Music Technology. We caught up with Smith-Biwer for Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week.

Where words fail music speaks

February 28, 2022

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.

Lessons in songwriting and perseverance

November 29, 2021

Singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer visited Professor Jocelyn Neal’s songwriting class in early October, opening up about her journey in the industry and the lessons she’s learned along the way.

A Russian Flagship capstone year in Kazakhstan

June 2, 2021

Griffin McGuire traveled to Russia for the first time in 2019 for an intensive language program in St. Petersburg and is now a student in the UNC Russian Flagship Program. The federally funded language initiative is the first of its kind in North Carolina.

A creative outlet

March 8, 2021

Over the past year, as they navigated isolation and stress, these Tar Heels turned to something they can control and lose themselves in: art.

Writing a new arrangement of a classic festival

February 15, 2021

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.

Carolina People: Clara Yang

November 4, 2020

Clara Yang, associate professor and head of keyboard studies in the music department, speaks about her work amidst COVID-19.