Monthly Archives: September 2019

Musician plays the accordion on stage

Spartans at NC Folk Festival this weekend

For the second year, the North Carolina Folk Festival will take residence in downtown Greensboro, September 6-8. The weekend of free entertainment will feature musical… Read More >

the inside of a glamourous theatre

‘The Prince of Egypt’: Prepping London’s big new show

What do you do when you come off the high of having worked on the first national tour of the smash Broadway hit production of… Read More >

Portrait of Emily Spivey

SNL veteran Emily Spivey ’93 stars in Netflix film

Comedy writer and producer Emily Spivey ’93 has been a highly successful – and hilarious – creative force in American television for nearly two decades…. Read More >

Photo of Nathaniel and Julianne Olson singing

Class of 2019: Nathaniel and Julianne Olson

Nathaniel and Julianne Olson are the definition of a “power couple.” Since getting married in 2014, the two have performed across the country and the… Read More >

A recital Hall

Alumni provide $1M gift to name recital hall

The 350-seat recital hall at UNC Greensboro’s College of Visual and Performing Arts has long been known as one of the most visually and aurally… Read More >

Headshot photo of Dr. bruce mcclung, new CVPA dean.

New dean chosen for College of Visual and Performing Arts

After a nationwide search, Dr. bruce d. mcclung will become the inaugural dean of UNC Greensboro’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA)  on July 14, 2019…. Read More >

Photo of Audra McDonald singing

Audra McDonald brings wisdom, music to UNCG

Audra McDonald, record-breaking winner of six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and the National Medal of Arts, brought more than her dazzling… Read More >

three faculty artists

Three faculty earn NC Arts Council fellowships

Three UNC Greensboro faculty members – two from the School of Art and one from the School of Dance – were awarded fellowships from the… Read More >

Photo of Dixie Ortiz playing violin.

Student research focuses on access to music education

This post originally appeared in UNCG Research Magazine. To read other stories about research, scholarship, and creative activity, visit researchmagazine.uncg.edu. Dixie Ortiz was a fifth-grader when… Read More >

Photo of Chris Chalk talking with students

Actor Chris Chalk, from the G to ‘Gotham’

UNCG alumnus Chris Chalk ’01 stars in the hit show “Gotham,” and has been featured in “Homeland” and “Underground.” He has starred in Lynn Nottage’s… Read More >

Photo of Steve Haines playing bass

Spartan Spotlight: Steve Haines

It’s not unusual to see Steve Haines jamming alongside his students at Tate Street Coffee House on a Thursday night. Since the professor of jazz… Read More >

Portrait of Baraka Ongeri

Class of 2018: Baraka Ongeri

With just nine days until May Commencement, you can feel the graduation jitters. Spartans are putting last-minute touches on their cap designs, cramming for final… Read More >

Group photo of students in New York

Theatre students take giant steps on Broadway

There’s no business like show business, and UNCG School of Theatre students found out first-hand as they traveled to New York City for the 19th annual Industry Showcase this… Read More >

Photo of Ivana Bogdan holding paint brushes in studio

Class of 2017: Ivana Bogdan

It’s difficult for Ivana Bogdan to recall a time when she didn’t have a paint brush or pencil in hand. The Winston-Salem native has been… Read More >

Photo of kids playing violins

Arts collaborative brings music to local schools

Erika Rauer saw the usual suspects when she poked her head into a student-led violin class at a Greensboro Boys and Girls Club – an… Read More >

UNCG alumnus wins 2017 American Jazz Pianist Competition

UNCG alumnus Thomas Linger ’16 recently won the 2017 American Jazz Pianist Competition. The first-place prize package is valued at $10,000 and includes the opportunity to… Read More >

Two photos by Lucinda Devlin

Lucinda Devlin photography exhibition to open at Weatherspoon

Internationally recognized photographer Lucinda Devlin’s first museum retrospective “Sightlines” will open on Saturday, Jan. 28, at UNCG’s Weatherspoon Art Museum. The exhibition will feature 83… Read More >

Photo of Laura Teague with violin

A musical life

Every summer, more than 2,000 middle and high school students attend summer music camp at UNCG. Two years ago, Laura Teague was one of those… Read More >

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UNCG announces formation of College of Visual and Performing Arts

UNCG is pleased to announce the formation of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA), a new unit that unifies the discipline of art with… Read More >

Photo of "Untitled," a sculpture created by UNCG alumna Ivana Milojevic Beck.

Recent UNCG graduate wins top international sculpture award

UNCG’s Ivana Milojevic Beck ’12, ’16 MFA has been awarded the International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award for 2016. Beck, who… Read More >

Camp counselor Lars Holmberg works with young musicians at UNCG Summer Music Camp.

Sweet sounds of summer camp

UNCG Summer Music Camp is a homecoming of sorts for camp counselor Lars Holmberg ’11. The sights and sounds evoke memories not only from his… Read More >

A group of people chatting at last year's Summer Solstice Party

Weatherspoon to host 12th annual Summer Solstice Party

Tank tops, flip-flops and day trips to the beach can only mean one thing: summer has officially arrived. And this Friday, June 24, UNCG’s Weatherspoon… Read More >

Photo of Sheena Rose

Global UNCG: A newfound confidence

Fulbright scholar Sheena Rose left the sunny, close-knit island of Barbados to pursue a Master of Fine arts in studio art at UNCG. “I love… Read More >

Photo of Maurice Moore drawing at coffee shop

Exploring identity through art

Whether he was sketching on notebook paper or piecing together large-scale collages, Maurice Moore was always fascinated with the idea of exploring his own identity… Read More >

Photo of New York City resident Liena Vayzman talking to UNCG art student Therry Cromratie

Sending a message

Last week, nearly 60 UNCG students – led by art professor Sheryl Oring – ditched their smartphones for several dozen vintage manual typewriters and spent… Read More >

Photo of Jennifer Leigh Mann working with Assistant Professor Denise Gabriel

Bright lights and big dreams

Jennifer Leigh Mann has always loved the movies. One of her favorite childhood memories is walking from her grandparents’ home in downtown Graham, North Carolina,… Read More >

Photo of the cast rehearsing

Onto the stage and ‘Into the Woods’

Next weekend, the greatest fairy tales of all time will collide on stage in UNCG’s production of the Tony Award-winning musical “Into the Woods.” The… Read More >

Dept. of Social Work sheds light on foster care issues in Triad Stage play

Ever since theater professional Debra LeWinter met UNCG professor and social worker Alicia Kaplan, the two have been dreaming about creating a theatrical production that… Read More >

News & Record: The Forge to share space with UNCG

UNCG’s Department of Art will open a new downtown art space called “The Mill” on April 29. The Mill will share the site with the… Read More >

Photo of Evan Ringel playing trombone with French students

Rhythm in Rennes

Evan Ringel’s senior spring break trip – full of big sounds and breathtaking sights – was one he’ll never forget. Along with three fellow seniors… Read More >

Photo of Jackson Cooper sitting on the floor between bookshelves in Jackson Library

Conducting research and researching conducting with Jackson Cooper

He writes for several publications. He does research. He conducts and directs. And he just graduated after 3 1/2 years. How does Jackson Cooper keep… Read More >

Photo of Phillip Riggs conducting

And the GRAMMY Award goes to…

You’ve probably heard of GRAMMY Award winners Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift and Bruce Springsteen. Now add Phillip Riggs to the list of stars. The UNCG alumnus… Read More >

Math + Mime = Fun

For many kids, abstract math concepts such as estimation, tiling and infinity can be tough to grasp. Add in a little mime, however, and those… Read More >

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UNCG professor combines environment, music with new book

UNCG’s Dr. Aaron Allen, co-editor and contributing author of the new book “Current Directions in Ecomusicology: Music, Culture, Nature,” has always had an interest in… Read More >

Photo of past exhibition at Weatherspoon Art Museum

Weatherspoon kicks off 75th anniversary with ‘First Toast’ celebration

UNCG’s Weatherspoon Art Museum is kicking off its 75th anniversary in style with a “First Toast” celebration this Thursday, Jan. 7, from 5:30 to 7… Read More >

Photo of alumnus Jonathan Blalock during dress rehearsal of Dallas Opera

UNCG alumnus lands lead role in Dallas Opera world premiere

The Dallas Opera opened the holiday season on Friday, Dec. 4, with a world premiere of Mark Adamo’s “Becoming Santa Claus,” starring one of UNCG’s… Read More >

Photo of student playing trombone during past Collage Concert

Collage of sounds

The big start to UNCG’s musical year will be Saturday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m., in Aycock Auditorium. Big is the word. More than 300 students… Read More >