This announcement will be music to your ears. Free, wonderful music that is.

The UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance has announced that admission to the majority of its music concerts and recitals now will be free of charge to make such performances more accessible to those on campus and to the community.

Free events for 2013-14 include most band, orchestra and choral concerts, as well as faculty, chamber music and guest artist recitals. A few events will remain ticketed, and these performances will be identified on the school’s events calendar.

Complimentary parking is available in the McIver Parking Deck for ticketed events held in the Music Building. Patrons must pay to park in the deck for other events. For concerts in Aycock Auditorium, limited parking is available for free after 5 p.m. in the lot behind Weatherspoon Art Museum, except on Thursdays and during special Weatherspoon events.

Both theater and dance events will remain ticketed. A complete schedule of School of Music, Theatre and Dance events is available here.

For the school’s ticketed events, where do you purchase tickets? UNCG Theatre will sell tickets through the “Theatre Box Office” in Brown Building. UNCG Dance and Music events still will be sold through the University Box Office at Elliott University Center and the Music Building. And just as last year, University Performing Arts Series tickets will be sold through Triad Stage.

Box office information and links may be found here.

Story by Jessica Beamon and Mike Harris

Photograph of the UNCG Wind Ensemble by Brad McMillan