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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 Carolina Jazz Legacy, Built Note by Note

February 14, 2020

The 43rd annual Carolina Jazz Festival will take place from Thursday, Feb. 20, to Saturday, Feb. 22. Jim Ketch, the department’s director of jazz studies, will lead the festival for the final time.

Confronting Conflict with Creativity

March 18, 2019

From Chapel Hill to the Democratic Republic of Congo, music professor Chérie Rivers Ndaliko empowers students to come together and use creativity as a touchstone for social change.

Jamie Blake is selected as Harold J. Glass USAF Graduate Fellow

September 6, 2018

Jamie Blake, a UNC-Chapel Hill doctoral student in musicology, will serve as the Harold J. Glass USAF Graduate Fellow for academic year 2018-19 – providing, among other benefits, mentoring from the professor who selected her specifically for the award.