Monthly Archives: October 2017

Portrait of Tyler Barnhardt

Alumnus lives dream on big screen with pair of CBS shows

It’s not every day that you appear in two top television shows on the same network in the same month. Yet that’s just what has… Read More >

Photo of Rhiannon Giddens performance

Rhiannon Giddens performs on campus, jams with students

Distinguished guest artists come to UNCG’s campus every semester, but for the 125th anniversary Founders Day concert, the music star was one of our own. Last… Read More >

Tia Kratter sketching at desk

Pixar’s Tia Kratter to visit campus Oct. 4

Tia Kratter has been a part of the artistry of Pixar films since the very first one, “Toy Story,” released in 1995. Before that, she… Read More >

Actors on stage during dress rehearsal

Text me, Rosalind: Shakespeare in the cyber age

“As You Like It,” one of Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedies, opens this weekend at UNCG’s Taylor Theatre, and the production is far from traditional. You… Read More >

Photo of musicians, singers performing on stage.

School of Music thrills thousands at 2017 Collage concert

More than 300 UNCG student musicians brought the musical traditions of the Atlantic Rim to North Carolina this month at the 10th annual Collage concert…. Read More >

Professor and student practicing together in dance studio

‘Comanche: Hero Complexities’ to premiere Sept. 22 at UNCG Auditorium

Before his untimely death, Duane Cyrus’ uncle helped save the lives of 93 servicemen drowning in the icy waters off Greenland during a World War… Read More >

Photo of the cast of actors

UNCG sails to ‘South Pacific’ with Triad Stage

This weekend, one of Broadway’s most iconic musicals hits the Greensboro downtown stage: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific,” opening Sept. 17 at Triad Stage’s Pyrle… Read More >

Musicians perform on stage in front of large audience

Davie Street transforms into ‘Spartan Way’ for National Folk Festival in downtown Greensboro

Get ready to paint the town blue and gold when Davie Street in downtown Greensboro is transformed by Spartan pride for the 77th annual National… Read More >

Photo of large ensemble performing

School of Music kicks off new year with 10th annual Collage concert Sept. 9

The UNCG School of Music is kicking off the new academic year with the 10th annual Collage concert, featuring more than 300 student and faculty… Read More >

Photo of Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr with mountains in background

UNCG to host Celtic music night featuring NPR’s Fiona Ritchie

In just seven days, prepare for a global weekend, and it starts at UNCG. On Thursday, Sept. 7, the night before the National Folk Festival kicks… Read More >

Portrait of Rhiannon Giddens

Tickets on sale for 2017-18 University Concert and Lecture Series

Single-event tickets are now on sale for the 2017-18 UNCG University Concert and Lecture Series (UCLS), a year-long series of live arts experiences formerly known… Read More >

Photo of music camp participants

More than 2,000 enjoy UNCG Summer Music Camp

It’s a record year for UNCG’s 35th annual Summer Music Camp. More than 2,000 student musicians from 21 states and Bermuda will attend the two… Read More >

Photo of "Into The Woods" cast on stage with musicians

UNCG kicks off 2017 Summer Sondheim Concert Series

This June, the UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts is bringing the sounds of renowned composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim to the Triad with… Read More >

Qiaoyan Gao, David Holley and Nancy Walker talking, observing horsehead fiddle in Music Building

The Great Call of China: UNCG faculty go global

In a display case in the atrium of the Music Building, there’s an unusual instrument: an authentic horse-head chi fiddle, inscribed “to School of Music… Read More >

Student plays bass as JLCO musicians observe

Moments with Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center

When the world’s most renowned trumpet player brings the world’s most celebrated jazz orchestra to campus, that’s big. When the performers take the time to… Read More >

Wynton Marsalis playing trumpet with orchestra

Wynton Marsalis and orchestra to visit UNCG

Wynton Marsalis, renowned trumpet player, composer, bandleader, educator and a leading figure in the promotion of jazz music throughout the world, will visit UNCG next… Read More >

Christian Marclay and ensemBle baBel to visit UNCG, perform with students

UNCG students will perform Christian Marclay’s “Graffiti Composition” alongside Switzerland-based ensemBle baBel on Tuesday, April 11, at the Weatherspoon Art Museum as part of a… Read More >

Photo of Victoria Pittman singing on stage

Spartans shine under Broadway lights

The impact of UNCG in the world’s biggest and most important performing arts market was on full display this week as UNCG Theatre students traveled… Read More >

Photo of Talli Jackson teaching with two students dancing in the background

Students dance with the stars

Over the course of its 35-year history, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company has risen to the top of contemporary dance, performing in more than… Read More >

War & Peace Imagined event series continues with spring lineup

UNCG’s War & Peace Imagined event series continues this semester with a variety of lectures, performances and discussions that explore the themes of war and… Read More >

Picture of the cast in costume on stage.

Spartans shine in ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Triad Stage

Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale “A Christmas Carol” has returned to Triad Stage with a cast and creative staff that includes many of UNCG’s own…. Read More >

Photo of student painting using his bicycle

New art space drives creativity downtown

For many years, UNCG’s School of Art had envisioned a downtown art space where students could collaborate, engage with the public and experiment outside of… Read More >

Picture of person typing letter on typewriter

Professor Sheryl Oring to discuss new book, perform ‘I Wish to Say’ at Weatherspoon

UNCG art professor Sheryl Oring will discuss her new book “Activating Democracy: The ‘I Wish to Say’ Project” and perform the popular project on Thursday,… Read More >

Exterior photo of the Weatherspoon Art Museum

Weatherspoon celebrates 75 years

In 1941, UNCG’s Gregory Ivy established a university teaching art gallery based on the belief that students should be exposed to the art of their… Read More >

Photo of Asian Dancers at Asian Autumn Festival

Asian Autumn Festival returns

From K-Pop to origami, explore Asian culture through performance, language, fashion, food and art this weekend at UNCG’s Asian Autumn Festival. The International and Global… Read More >

Photo of Collage performance

A musical Collage

UNCG’s ninth annual Collage awed and inspired on Saturday night as more than 300 music students and faculty performed in front of a sold-out UNCG… Read More >

Photo of Rakkiyappan Chandran

Global UNCG: Chandran hopes to inspire

Rakkiyappan Chandran left the remote village of Ooty, India to travel to America, and pursue a PhD in Nanoscience at UNCG’s Joint School of Nanoscience… Read More >

Judge Robby Hassell rehearses for "Trial by Jury" in courtroom

UNCG hosts 5th season of Greensboro Light Opera and Song

Young artists from across the country recently arrived on UNCG’s campus for the fifth annual Greensboro Light Opera and Song (GLOS), a five-week intensive performance… Read More >

Photo of UNCG dance students rehearsing

UNCG Dance at Kennedy Center

For UNCG dance students looking to launch their careers in an increasingly competitive field, few places are better platforms than the Kennedy Center in Washington,… 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 >

Headshot of alumna Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut

UNCG alumna makes Broadway debut in ‘The Crucible’

UNCG alumna Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut ’15 made her Broadway debut on Thursday, March 31, when Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” opened at the Walter Kerr Theater… Read More >

Donna Nash holds a map of excavation site in Peru and inset photo shows vessel from the dig.

Beer and Bonding for the Ages

Over beer with colleagues one night in 1997, UNCG Archaeology Professor Donna Nash agreed to take part in an excavation to explore the ancient Peruvian… Read More >

New York Times Best Selling Author to speak at UNCG

Chris Bohjalian has penned 18 books, and in each one, he eloquently handles tough issues such a human trafficking, homelessness, struggling marriages and the Armenian… Read More >

Dancers E.E. Balcos and Alicia Grayson perform a contact and music improvisation titled "Entering the Unknown."

UNCG to host inaugural, statewide dance conference for educators and students

More than 100 dance educators and students from across the state will arrive at UNCG this Saturday, Feb. 27, for “Connecting Across Carolinas: Energizing Dance… Read More >

UNCG and Triad Stage announce expanded partnership

The UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD) and Triad Stage have announced plans to create a formal partnership that will capitalize on the… Read More >

Photo of professor Donald Hartmann during dress rehearsal

UNCG professor to make New York debut in historic NYCO production of ‘Tosca’

UNCG professor Dr. Donald Hartmann ’77, ’82 MM will make his New York City debut Wednesday, Jan. 20, when the New York City Opera (NYCO)… 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 >

UNCG alumnus to bring film screening to where it all began

“Lost Colony,” written, directed and produced by UNCG alumnus Christopher Holmes ’05 MFA, has been shown at prestigious film festivals in Boston, Portland and across… Read More >

Photo of Will Indermaur posing near the Minerva statue

Dancing to his own beat

What does Will Indermaur like to do for fun? Dance. Dance. And more dance. “I dance in the grocery store. I dance everywhere,” he said… Read More >

Emily Clark-Kramer pictured with her artwork

What you create in Siena, stays in Siena

They say you can’t take it with you. For the three Spartan artists in Siena, Italy, this summer – creating installations they knew they’d leave… Read More >

Photo of Ralph Eggleston sketching

‘Toy Story’ visionary to visit campus

Pixar’s Ralph Eggleston, a visionary behind some of the greatest feature-length animated films of the last 20 years, is coming to UNCG’s campus on Friday,… Read More >

Van Dyke Dance Group company member Kelly Swindell and guest artist E.E. Balcos perform Jan Van Dyke's "Lament."

NC Dance Festival to celebrate 25th anniversary at UNCG

The North Carolina Dance Festival (NCDF) is returning to the UNCG Dance Theater this weekend to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The two-day event will include… Read More >

World-Class Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg to perform at UNCG’s Aycock Auditorium

Internationally acclaimed violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg will perform at UNCG’s Aycock Auditorium on Friday, Oct. 23, at 8 p.m. as part of the 2015-16 University Performing… Read More >

Photo (from right to left) David Lezcano '15, Will Howard and Justin Mackey formed soul/pop trio Citizen Shade last fall (Photo by Russell-Killen Photography)

Hitting the right note

Will Howard has humble goals for Citizen Shade, the soul/pop trio he formed with UNCG alumnus David Lezcano ’15 and fellow UNCG student Justin Mackey…. Read More >

photo of Paul Taylor Dance Company performing "Company B"

Paul Taylor Dance Company to Perform World Premiere at UNCG’s Aycock Auditorium

The Paul Taylor Dance Company, one of the world’s foremost contemporary dance groups, will perform at UNCG’s Aycock Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 8… Read More >

Photo of Andrew Savage playing instrument

UNCG – A Perfect Fit

Andrew Savage composed his first full piece of music in the spring of his freshman year of high school. His concert band broke up into… Read More >

NC Poet Laureate to visit UNCG

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) is a campus with poetry woven into the very fiber of its soul, so it’s only fitting… Read More >

Photo of Caroline Oswalt, a media studies major, during dress rehearsal for "Hairspray

Good morning Baltimore

The first UNCG musical of the year kicks off this week with a whole lot of spunk, hip-shaking and, of course, hairspray. The UNCG School… Read More >

Photo of Will South, former curator of the Weatherspoon Art Museum, standing in front of Maud Gatewood artwork

Gatewood Trail begins

Maud Gatewood ‘54 was more than a painter. She was an artist in every aspect of her life. “Art is really a way to look… Read More >

UNCG to display the artwork of Maud Gatewood as a stop on the Maud Gatewood Trail

For many students and staff on UNCG’s campus, “Gatewood” is simply the name of the university’s studio arts building, but that’s about to change. “Maud… Read More >

UNCG alumna and Our State magazine editor to discuss her new book Wednesday

UNCG alumna Elizabeth Hudson ‘95 began her career at Our State magazine in 1997 answering telephones. Now she’s the editor-in-chief, and she puts more than… Read More >

UNCG alumna captivates audiences in summer blockbuster

UNCG alumna Tenae Wilkins Downing ’02 made her feature film debut in “War Room,” which surprised many as it topped box offices across the nation… 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 >

Portrait photo of Larkin Schramm

Environmentally Inspired

Larkin Schramm speaks eloquently of her Interior Architecture major, although she’s only in her first week of classes. “In daily life, our environments inspire an… Read More >

Photo of student rehearsing with clarinet during the recent music camp

Music, Melody and Mastery

Over the last 33 years, more than 50,000 young musicians have arrived on the UNCG campus during the steamy weeks of July to fine-tune their… Read More >

Performance photo of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comedy “Iolanthe”

Love, comedy and opera

Greensboro’s Light Opera and Song (GLOS) continues its run of  Gilbert and Sullivan’s comedy “Iolanthe” in Aycock Auditorium, at UNCG, June 19 at 7:30 p.m…. Read More >

Actors rehearsing for the upcoming production of Triad Stage’s production of the new play, Common Enemy.

Triad Stage, UNCG Theatre team for ‘Common Enemy’

The Globe and the Cosmos series is going out with a slam dunk. Triad Stage presents “Common Enemy” June 7-28. Preston Lane, artistic director at… Read More >

Philip Glass, Galileo and stellar UNCG opera

“Galileo Galilei” is as technically challenging as it is beautiful. As a result, the Philip Glass opera has been produced only by professional companies. Till… Read More >

Philip Glass, April 14, at UNCG

Philip Glass, one of the most celebrated composers of the modern era, performs with violinist Timothy Fain Tuesday, April 14, at UNCG. The performance begins at… Read More >

10th Annual Threads Fashion Show set for March 21

On March 21, fashions created for Kate Middleton, Lupita Nyong’o and other big-name celebrities will take to the catwalk at the 10th annual Threads Fashion… Read More >

‘Bones’ creator at UNCG April 8

Kathy Reichs — best-selling crime writer and inspiration for the Fox TV series “Bones” — will be the guest speaker at the Friends of the… Read More >

Author Charlie Lovett at UNCG Feb. 5

Charlie Lovett, author of “First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen” will speak at UNCG Feb. 5. The free event… Read More >

Flutist Ian Clarke with Inara Zandmane, piano, Feb. 6

Flutist-composer Ian Clarke is the featured artist for a weekend of exciting flute performances and classes at Carolina Flute Fest, held at the UNCG School… Read More >

Your table’s waiting…

The Kit Kat Club opens for business Feb. 12-22, so come hear the music play. See UNCG Theatre’s production of “Cabaret” live in Taylor Theatre…. Read More >

SMTD Dean, GRAMMY nominee on ‘Good Morning Show’

As GRAMMY Week approaches, Peter Alexander, dean of UNCG’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD), appeared on WFMY’s “Good Morning Show” to talk about… Read More >

UNCG-NC A&T King celebration tonight at 7 p.m.

Poet, educator and activist Dr. Sonia Sanchez will deliver the keynote address at the 2015 MLK celebration sponsored jointly by UNCG and NC A&T. This… Read More >

Roderick discusses new poetry collection on ‘The State of Things’

Poet David Roderick, who teaches in UNCG’s MFA Writing Program, spoke to Frank Stasio, host of WUNC’s ‘The State of Things,” about his latest poetry… Read More >

Claudia Emerson, Pulitzer winner and UNCG alumna, dies

Claudia Emerson, who received the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 2006, has died. The cause of death was cancer, said Virginia Commonwealth University, where she… Read More >

Music professor contributed to award-winning essay collection

A UNCG music professor contributed a chapter to a book that has won the American Musicological Society’s 2014 Ruth Solie Award. “Music and Protest in… Read More >

Kay Brown and ‘GWTW’ in Jackson Library

In 1936, Kay Brown convinced Hollywood producer David O. Selznick to snap up the film rights to “Gone with the Wind.” Brown had read Margaret… Read More >

Margaret Maron Presents … Nancy Pickard, woman of mystery

Just in time for Halloween, the season of fright, homegrown mystery maven Margaret Maron heads to UNCG to introduce audiences to another successful woman mystery… Read More >

Biz writer Beth Macy and ‘Factory Man’ coming to UNCG

Journalist Beth Macy and John D. Bassett III, CEO of Vaughn-Bassett Furniture, are on a roll. And both are headed to UNCG. The runaway success… Read More >

Jazz, Shakespeare jibe in Theatre’s ‘Twelfth Night’

It’s reminiscent of that iconic moment in pop culture when chocolate and peanut butter collided. Jazz and “Twelfth Night” just jelled. Theatre professor Jim Wren… Read More >

UNCG rolls out the red carpet for ‘GO to the Movies!’ gala

David Holley, director of UNCG Opera Theatre and artistic director of Greensboro Opera, wanted to do something different for this year’s annual gala. He wanted… Read More >

Two Marsalises, all that jazz, Sept. 12

Ellis Marsalis and his 37-year-old son Jason will join forces for a generation-crossing performance on Friday, Sept. 12, 8 p.m., in Aycock Auditorium. The show… Read More >

Naturalist, storyteller Doug Elliott visits campus Sept. 8

Whether he’s singing about catfish, pontificating on possums, extolling the virtues of dandelions, telling wild snake tales or wailing out a jivey harmonica tune, storyteller… Read More >

Ansel Elkins

The New Yorker profiles UNCG alumna Ansel Elkins

The spotlight shone brightly on Ansel Elkins earlier this year when she received the Yale Younger Poets Prize, one of America’s oldest literary awards. The… Read More >

UNCG students look at and discuss works, including Willem de Kooning's famous "Woman" painting, left, on display in the "Expressive Abstraction" exhibit at the Weatherspoon Art Museum.

The Buzz about the Weatherspoon

Heard the latest buzz about UNCG’s Weatherspoon Art Museum? BuzzFeed.com calls it one of the world’s 18 Hidden Gems. The Weatherspoon is third on the… Read More >

Theatre’s Christine Morris featured in News & Record

Christine Morris, a UNCG theater professor was featured in a News & Record story on Triad Stage’s latest production, Shakespeare’s “All’s Well that Ends Well.”… Read More >

Theater alumnus David Ostergaard featured in Go Triad

Go Triad, the News & Record’s arts and entertainment magazine, reprinted a UNCG Now feature on alumnus David Ostergaard, fresh from the Cannes Film Festival… Read More >

Photo of Aquiring Dawn dance performance

UNCG Dance at National College Dance Festival at Kennedy Center

UNCG Dance is performing this week at the National College Dance Festival in Washington, D.C. This is UNCG’s second invitation to the festival. which takes… Read More >

For David Ostergaard ’02, the film’s in the Cannes

He didn’t exactly rub shoulders with George Clooney and Angelina Jolie, but David Ostergaard ’02 did star in an award-winning film shown at Cannes. Ostergaard,… Read More >

Salmon quoted in Wall Street Journal

John Salmon, a keyboard professor in UNCG’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance, was quoted by the Wall Street Journal in a story about the difficult… Read More >

Photo of John Salmon

Focus on Piano Literature spotlights the Brothers Bach

The Brothers Bach, four musical sons of Baroque-era German composer Johann Sebastian Bach, take center stage at UNCG’s 18th Focus on Piano Literature conference. The… Read More >

Go Triad features Salmon’s new Brubeck CD

Go Triad spotlighted a new CD by John Salmon, UNCG piano professor and jazz artist. Salmon’s latest CD, “John Salmon Plays Brubeck,” is a tribute… Read More >

Peter Alexander referenced in article about CTG amateur music night

Peter Alexander, dean of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance, was referenced by the News & Record in an article about the public debut… Read More >

Charlie Chaplin’s visit to UNCG featured in the N&R

Mike Harris, editor of Campus Weekly, wrote an article for the News & Record about Charlie Chaplin’s visit to Greensboro in 1918. Dr. David Cook,… Read More >

Dominick talks with students on stage

Defying gravity

He calls New York City home, but Dom Amendum is in Boise, Idaho, at the moment. He’s there to do some musical housekeeping for the… Read More >

Photo of John Salmon

“John Salmon plays Brubeck,” at Brubeck’s request

Sometimes the most joyful news comes at the same moment as the saddest. On March 12, Albany Records gave UNCG music professor John Salmon the… Read More >

Michael Parker’s new book reviewed by Citizen Times

Michael Parker, professor in the Department of English, wrote a new book entitled All I Have in This World that was reviewed by the Citizen Times…. Read More >

Photo of Randall Jarrell courtesy Special Manuscripts & University Archives

A legacy: UNCG celebrates acclaimed poet Randall Jarrell during symposium

UNCG’s most well-known figure in its storied history? That’s likely Randall Jarrell. A UNCG professor from 1947 until his death in 1967, the acclaimed poet,… Read More >

Kelly Donovan

For two recent grads, the future looks Fulbright

Two recent UNCG graduates have won 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. Student Awards that will allow them to further their studies overseas. Angelica Kapely of Marion, N.C., will… Read More >

Phillip smiles at a friend in a store

Fashioning success

“No.” Phillip Loken was tired of hearing that word. “I received so many ‘nos’” he said. “‘No, we can’t help fund it.’ ‘You can’t use… Read More >

Bill Cone of Pixar will speaks informally with Heather Holian’s class

Pixar pointers

Class had ended. The learning hadn’t, for students in Dr. Heather Holian’s “The Art of Disney and Pixar” course. They’d just gotten an inside look… Read More >

Dance photo from past iFest

Enjoy music, world culture at I-Fest

UNCG’s annual International Festival, I-Fest, takes place Saturday, April 12, along College Avenue. From noon to 5 p.m., performers will share traditional dances and music, ranging from South… Read More >

Director Jim Wren interviewed about Gruesome Playground Injuries

Jim Wren, associate professor and coordinator of the performance program in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance, was interviewed by the News & Record about his… Read More >

Guillen & Rutty interviewed about upcoming duo performance

Dr. Lorena Guillen, lecturer in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, and Dr. Alejandro Rutty, associate professor in the same department, were interviewed by… Read More >

UNCG alum, Flannery interviewed about alum’s role in Oscar movie

Chris Chalk, 2001 UNCG graduate, and Michael Flannery, assistant professor in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance, were interviewed by the News & Record… Read More >

Jenkens profiled by N&R about Students Art League of the Triad

Dr. A. Lawrence Jenkens, department head and professor in the Department of Art, was profiled by the News & Record about his plans to create a… Read More >

Photo from recent gathering courtesy UNCG Ukes.

At UNCG, ‘Ukulele for Two’ plus ukulele for all

Pass by Room 110 in the UNCG Music Building on a Thursday evening, you’ll hear an unmistakable sound. Ukuleles. Lots of them. It’s called UNCG… Read More >

Greensboro Dance Film Festival set for April 4

Robin Gee and Duane Cyrus, both associate dance professors at UNCG, will present the Greensboro Dance Film Festival, Friday, April 4, 2014, at 7 p.m. in… Read More >

Haines jazzed for March 27 concert

Can you imagine Steve Haines, music professor and veteran jazz man, not playing jazz? Sort of like imagining Virginia Woolf not writing novels or Martin… Read More >

Carolina Film Festival back at UNCG, features two UNCG alumni

The 36th Carolina Film Festival is being held at UNCG’s Elliott University Center through March 1, as reported by the News & Record and YES!… Read More >

Carolina Film and Video Festival celebrates 36th year

UNCG’s Carolina Film and Video Festival (CFVF), in its 36th year, is the longest-running student-run film festival in North Carolina. This year’s festival widens its… Read More >

Acclaimed sculptor’s work at Weatherspoon quite the project

An exhibition by acclaimed sculptor Nancy Rubins at the Weatherspoon Art Museum runs through May 4. Don’t miss it! Titled “Nancy Rubins: Drawing, Sculpture, Studies,”… Read More >

Miller, UNCG alum, collaborates on Gatewood Gallery installation

Tristin Miller, an alum of UNCG’s Department of Art, collaborated with local artist Laurent Estoppey on “The Encounter of the Immobile,” an art and sound… Read More >

Faithful Theatre adaptation serves Jane (Austen) up plain

Jane Austen’s novels have seen a renaissance in recent years, with a flood of adaptations, some, like the Bridget Jones movies, only loosely based on… Read More >

Damien Patton smiling during interview.

Leading mobile app Banjo firm founded by UNCG graduate

UNCG graduate Damien Patton is the founder and CEO of Banjo, the social discovery app that has become one of the leaders in the industry…. Read More >

UNCG’s ‘The Late, Great Bach’ is back

If you think a little late-night Bach is the right way to end a week, you’re in luck. Starting the last Friday of this month,… Read More >

Photo of Chef Leigh Hesling

Foodie’s dream conference taking place at UNCG

Foodies from far and wide can discuss and dine on the cuisine and cultures of Italy, Spain, Africa and the Carolina Lowcountry during Atlantic World… Read More >

Music alumnus shares Broadway insights

Dominick Amendum has done Wicked good on Broadway, and he’ll bring his insight to campus Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 28 and 29. Amendum, a 2001… Read More >

Jam to the music at Spartan Trader

Come enjoy some music at UNCG’s Spartan Trader. The student-run consignment shop provides a way for UNCG students, faculty and staff to sell their hand-made… Read More >

Nikki Giovanni will speak on campus March 6

Poet and activist Nikki Giovanni will speak March 6 at the Friends of the UNCG Libraries dinner. The event begins at 6 p.m. in Cone… Read More >

School of Music, Theatre, Dance donates vintage synthesizer to Moog Foundation

The UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance has donated a vintage Moog synthesizer and other equipment to the non-profit Bob Moog Foundation in Asheville…. Read More >

Greensboro Opera collaborates with UNCG in Young Artist Program

Greensboro Opera has extended its collaboration with UNCG through creation of the Young Artist Program, as reported by the News & Record. The program, which involves recent… Read More >

Photo of UNCG Public History students

Public History students bring “GTMO” to civil rights museum

What comes to mind when you hear “Guantánamo”? A prison? A military base? What about a place of refuge? Or your home? Public History master’s… Read More >

Artist and alumna Lee Hall donates work to help Charlotte museum

Alumna Lee Hall ’56 found inspiration for her painting as a child growing up in Davidson County. She reached the top of the New York… Read More >

Greensboro continues to benefit from Betty Cone’s energy

UNCG alumna Betty Cone ’62 continues to contribute to the things that make Greensboro special, and one of them is this year’s Festival of Lights,… Read More >

Peck Elementary string program hits the spotlight

Several area media outlets have highlighted the Greensboro Symphony’s Beginning Strings Program, a partnership with the UNCG’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance and the… Read More >

Photo of Silver's Building in downtown Greensboro

UNCG Interior Architecture to be featured at Festival of Lights

Stop in at the old Silver’s Building during Greensboro’s Festival of Lights celebration Dec. 6 and see the work of UNCG Interior Architecture students. It’s… Read More >

Poet Sarah Lindsay featured in Yes! Weekly

Sarah Lindsay, MFA alum and poet, was featured in Yes! Weekly. Lindsay was reading from her fourth full-length poetry collection, “Debt to the Bone-Eating Snotflower,”… Read More >

Alumnus who memorialized JFK in music featured in N&R

Christopher Tew, who studied music at UNCG and earned a degree in history, was featured in News and Record on the 5oth anniversary of the… Read More >

Hoover interviewed about Art in Odd Places event

Harriet Hoover, drawing instructor in the Art Department, was interviewed by the News & Record regarding Art in Odd Places, a New York-based festival in… Read More >

North Carolina Dance Festival opens at UNCG

The NC Dance Festival opens its 23rd season Nov. 1 -2 at 8 PM with a different show each night in Aycock Auditorium, as reported… Read More >

Composer donates music collection to UNCG library

George Darden recently donated his extensive opera and piano music collection to the UNCG library system, the News & Record reports. Darden, a pianist and… Read More >

Takin’ it to the streets

On a third-floor hallway in Gatewood Studio Arts Building, Stacy Bloom Rexrode sits on a stool in front of her latest creation, carefully looping cranberry-colored… Read More >

Pianist, conductor donates music collection to University Libraries

George Darden, a pianist and conductor who has worked with the likes of Placido Domingo and Kiri Te Kanawa, has donated his extensive opera and… Read More >

Photo of Music Building from Peabody Bridge

EUC Box Office to close

The Box Office in UNCG’s Elliott University Center will close due to budget cuts. The last day of business will be Friday, Oct. 25. The… Read More >

Kennedy interviewed by 88.5 WFDD about his new poetry collection

Terry Kennedy, associate director of the MFA writing program, was interviewed by 88.5 WFDD about his new collection of poetry entitled New River Breakdown. Kennedy… Read More >

Melissa Harris-Perry interacts with UNCG students

Professor, MSNBC personality chats with students

For Melissa Harris-Perry, the daughter of a UVA professor, academia is a calling. TV is a sideline. Dr. Harris-Perry, a political science professor at Tulane… Read More >

McCorkle reads from ‘Life After Life’ Oct. 29

Writer Jill McCorkle visits UNCG Tuesday, Oct. 29, to read from her latest novel, “Life After Life.” McCorkle’s reading begins at 4 p.m. in the… Read More >

Dr. Maya Angelou spoke at UNCG

Dr. Maya Angelou spoke at UNCG Saturday, Sept. 14, WFMY News 2 reported. Angelou, who has published more than 30 bestsellers and won the Presidential… Read More >

Weatherspoon Museum receiving federal grant money

UNCG’s Weatherspoon Art Museum is receiving a federal grant of $150,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, as reported by the News &… Read More >

Cyrus interviewed about book about men in dance and gala

Duane Cyrus, associate professor in the School of Music, Theatre And Dance, was interviewed by YES! Weekly regarding a book he co-authored, Vital Grace: The Black… Read More >

Portrait of Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou holds court in Aycock Auditorium

[View the story “Maya Angelou holds court in Aycock ” on Storify]

New Music Festival will light up your ears Sept. 24-27

For the 10th straight year, sizzling sounds from visiting cutting edge composers, performers and ensembles will take the stage at UNCG’s New Music Festival (NMF)…. Read More >

Theatre stages ‘unedited silliness’ that is ‘Spamalot’

Ride your imaginary horse to the UNCG campus for a taste of Spamalot, a musical tribute to the comic movie classic “Monty Python and the… Read More >

Collage offers experience, support for students

Not only does it offer invaluable experience to young musicians, UNCG’s annual Collage Concert raises thousands of dollars in scholarship funds for performing arts students…. Read More >

Photo of the UNCG Wind Ensemble by Brad McMillan

Music free for all!

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… Read More >

Kennedy interviewed by WUNC 91.5 about latest book of poetry

Terry Kennedy, associate director of the graduate program in creative writing in the Department of English, was interviewed by WUNC 91.5 regarding the publication of his… Read More >

Sonmez interviewed by Today.com regarding tourism education

Dr. Sevil Sonmez, professor and head of the Department of Community and Therapeutic Education, was interviewed about American tourism etiquette and educating travelers. That basic premise… Read More >

Duane Cyrus referenced by WFDD regarding dance gala

Duane Cyrus, associate professor in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance, was referenced by WFDD regarding his work as the artistic director of Cyrus Art… Read More >

Campers rehearse in a beginner band class during the first week of UNCG's Summer Music Camp, 2012.

Sounds of summer

Enjoy the sounds of the young musicians attending the 2013 UNCG Summer Music Camp. The public is welcome at Friday night concerts by the campers… Read More >

Dancer practices for perfomance

At the heart of the arts

Dancers Connect makes creative expression a given for kids.

Portrait of Maya Angelou

From Angelou to hip-hop

UNCG’s 2013-14 University Performing Arts Series offers a celebration of Dr. Maya Angelou and a hip-hop competition for students punctuated by a performance by hip-hop… Read More >

Theater 232 presenting late-night play, “Judith of Bethulia”

Theater 232, a collaboration between Triad Stage and UNCG, is presenting  “Judith of Bethulia,” a salacious late-night play, reports the News & Record. The raunchy,… Read More >

Ferris, UNCG graduate, curates photography exhibit at Weatherspoon

Alison Ferris, a 1985 graduate of UNCG, was interviewed by the News & Record regarding her traveling photography exhibit, “The Kids Are All Right: An… Read More >

Theatre alumnus takes home Emmy

Actor David Ostergaard never expected a TV commercial for an Asheville computer shop to net him TV’s most coveted award, the Emmy. He took home… Read More >

Summer stage

UNCG Theatre and Triad Stage joined forces in 2005 to launch Theatre 232, a month-long summer theater festival that offers invaluable experience for theater students… Read More >

EUC’s Hoover interviewed about Mr. Coppers upholstery display

Harriet Hoover, co-manager of the Elliot University Center gallery, was interviewed by the News & Record regarding the display of Franklyn Lewis’ upholstery work on… Read More >

Angel Gonzalez plays his horn in a dark Greensboro alleyway.

Raising the music bar

With hopes to be a music ambassador, Angel Gonzalez steps out of his element.

Spartones to partner with North Davidson High, newspaper reports

The spring choral program at North Davidson High School will offer something a little different this year – music by the UNCG Spartones, a male… Read More >

Professor John Salmon poses beside a piano

UNCG’s Salmon joins jazz luminaries in the Big Apple

It was a rare gathering. Paul Winter, Branford Marsalis, Bill Charlap, Roy Hargrove, Tony Bennett and lots more jazz greats, all joining in a celebration… Read More >

two students work on a computer design for a house.

A home for always

Interior architecture students create a house for all stages of life

School of Music, Theatre and Dance goes Live!

The School of Music, Theatre and Dance has gone Live! The new SMTD Live! streaming service brings the music to you, wherever you are. This… Read More >

Photo exhibit sheds light on life of refugees

On Saturday, March 30, the UNCG Center for New North Carolinians (CNNC) will host the photo exhibit One Summer in Damak: Glimpses of Life in… Read More >

Setting the story free

Write-On Greensboro, coordinated by MFA students, partners with groups in the community to help people tell their story and then publish their work.

UNCG Opera Theatre brings girl’s story to life

The first opera Annabel Gigley saw was her own. Annabel, a fifth-grader at Erwin Montessori, won Greensboro Opera’s 2012 “Write Your Own Opera!” competition, judged… Read More >

At Gatewood: What a design we weave

UNCG’s Claudia Aguilera, an Interior Architecture master’s student from El Salvador on a Fulbright Scholarship, installed her thesis exhibition “Decoding Crafts” this week at UNCG’s… Read More >

Propst creates tribute to UNCG’s first African American students

Five framed pieces are on display in the Multicultural Resource Center at UNCG. Two women are featured in each. “My work is meant to be… Read More >

Reel Ambition

Fade in. Three haunting piano notes accompany the sound of tires on wet pavement. Words appear across the screen – the staggering statistics of child… Read More >

Williamsen’s work commended by Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival has awarded Dr. Amy R. Williamsen of UNCG a certificate of commendation for the translation of “Agravio,” a… Read More >

Young love interrupted

In “Romeo and Juliet,” Shakespeare captures young kids in love as well as anyone can capture them. And that, says John Gulley, is why the… Read More >

UNCG named by National Center For Transit Research as top campus for commuters

UNCG has been named “The Best Workplace for Commuters” by the National Center For Transit Research, as reported by The Business Journal and News 14… Read More >

Born to sing

Competitive fire. Robust voice. Business savvy. Meet Sidney Outlaw ’04.

Into their space

For many kids, especially those in rural communities, The North Carolina Theatre for Young People (NCTYP) is their only exposure to live theater. That’s why NCTYP,… Read More >

Weatherspoon introduces Think Tank Thursdays

Thrift stores and auction houses? Giant pandas and Facebook? “Think Tank Thursdays,” a new program hosted by Weatherspoon Art Museum, will help visitors explore what those seemingly… Read More >

African American Studies marks 30th anniversary, CACE conference

The African American Studies Program will celebrate its 30th anniversary Oct. 18-19 during the annual Conference on African American Culture and Experience (CACE). Alumni connected… Read More >

Weatherspoon staff help solve Goodwill art mystery

Detective work by Weatherspoon Art Museum staff helped an artist confirm the deal of a lifetime from a local Goodwill store. Artist Beth Feeback, always… Read More >

Locke honored with Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Over the decades, Dr. John R. Locke has helped cultivate and nurture a love of music in tens of thousands of youth through the UNCG… Read More >

Murphy named Outstanding Student Choreographer

Denise J. Murphy, a 2012 MFA graduate of UNCG’s Department of Dance received the Outstanding Student Choreographer award at the National College Dance Festival, presented… Read More >

Stinson honored with lifetime achievement award

Sue Stinson, a professor of dance and the incoming interim dean of the UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance, has been selected to receive… Read More >

Theatre 232 announces 2012 summer festival lineup

Theatre 232, the collaborative summer theatre festival run by UNCG Theatre and Triad Stage, will produce three shows for its 2012 summer lineup. Tickets for… Read More >

Senior dance majors present thesis concert April 20-21

Graduating seniors in UNCG’s Department of Dance will present original choreography in the annual thesis concert April 20-21. General admission tickets to the concerts three… Read More >

UNCG Theatre presents ‘In the Blood’ April 17-22

UNCG Theatre will present “In the Blood,” a contemporary adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic “The Scarlet Letter,” in Brown Building Theatre April 17-22. In the… Read More >

Dance department presents Spring Concert April 13-14

UNCG faculty and students from the Department of Dance will team up to present the annual Spring Dance Concert April 13-14 in the UNCG Dance… Read More >

‘Evidence’ fuses contemporary, African dance April 12

Evidence, A Dance Company, the New-York based company that marries traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word, will perform in UNCG’s Aycock Auditorium… Read More >

UNCG Opera Theatre presents ‘Don Giovanni’ March 29-30, April 1

UNCG’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance will present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s classic opera “Don Giovanni” March 29-30 and April 1 in Aycock Auditorium. The… Read More >

Theatre stages ‘Man and Superman’ March 27-April 1

UNCG Theatre will present the Victorian comedy “Man and Superman” by George Bernard Shaw March 27 – April 1 in Brown Theatre. Regarded as one… Read More >

UNCG Dance presents MFA thesis concerts in March

UNCG’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance will present three MFA thesis concerts during the month of March. All the concerts will be held in… Read More >

‘Stuart Little’ finds place on UNCG’s stage March 13-18

Follow the city adventures of a mouse trying to find his place in the world when UNCG Theatre stages the children’s classic “Stuart Little” March… Read More >

Howie presents MFA dance concert Feb. 24-25

UNCG’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance will present Lindsey Bramham Howie’s MFA thesis concert “Under Control” at 8 p.m. Feb. 24-25 in the UNCG… Read More >

Play explores life through the ‘Stage Door’ Feb. 10-19

UNCG Theatre will present “Stage Door,” a comedy about theatrical life, Feb. 10-19 in Taylor Theatre. Set in New York City during the 1930s, “Stage… Read More >

Project introduces HS musicians to chamber music

When musicians play in large groups — like a band or symphony — weaker players can hide behind the skill of others. However, that safety… Read More >

The pull of mystery

Michael Parker’s new novel, “The Watery Part of the World,” is drawing the best kind of attention

Sixty Years, and UNCG Remembers

In honor of the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, UNCG presents “Women and War: Woman’s College During World War II” through… Read More >

Third Play of the Season Starts June 15 at UNCG Summer Rep

By Kimberly Hardin, University Relations Emily Vitrano and Chadwick Hubbard star in “The Shape of Things.” Neil LaBute’s play “The Shape of Things” follows the… Read More >

Fadial-Vanderborgh Duo Performs in France

By Tiffany Edwards, University Relations Dr. John Fadial, associate professor of violin at UNCG, and Beth Vanderborgh, principal cellist with the Greensboro Symphony, will travel… Read More >

UNCG Phi Beta Kappa Chapter Inducts 35

Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most honored of all college honorary societies, inducted 35 UNCG students recently. The students were elected to Phi Beta… Read More >

Theatre Presents ‘Talking With’ April 15-24

A baton twirler, a fundamentalist snake-handler and an ex-rodeo rider are among the characters who will take the stage in the UNCG Theatre production of… Read More >

UNCG Dance Senior Concert I April 22 and 23

By Sean Olson, University Relations From left, Carrie Shatley, Tamara Begley, Aimee Moynihan, Cherrie Clemo and Nina Madsen Five UNCG seniors from the Department of… Read More >

Multicultural Extravaganza Scheduled for April 27

By Sean Olson, University Relations The Office of Multicultural Affairs at UNCG will hold The Multicultural Extravaganza at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Elliott… Read More >

New Music Festival Merges Music and Technology April 7-9

By Tiffany Edwards, University Relations Anne LeBaron Composers and performers will encourage audiences to break out of their comfort zone April 7-9, when they challenge… Read More >

UNCG Shades of Color Conference March 23

By Sean Olson, University Relations Bok, a former slave, will speak at UNCG March 23 The seventh year of a diversity conference at UNCG will… Read More >

Storytelling Comes to Downtown Greensboro April 23

By Sean Olson, University Relations Bil Lepp Maybe you’re 5 years old and you like a good story, or maybe you’re 99 years old and… Read More >

Opera Goes to the Baseball Stadium March 16-17

By Tiffany Edwards, University Relations Baseball players and opera singers may seem unlikely teammates, but March 16-17 the Greensboro Grasshoppers and the Opera Theatre at… Read More >

Poets, Scholars Remember Evalyn Pierpoint Gill

By Tiffany Edwards, University Relations Evalyn Pierpoint Gill A host of accomplished poets will honor Evalyn Pierpoint Gill, a former faculty member at UNCG and… Read More >

UNCG, Live Cargo Inc. Sign Agreement For IT Security Development and Licensing

UNCG and Live Cargo Inc., a Greensboro-based technology company, have signed an exclusive license and technical assistance agreement to develop and market a patent-pending security… Read More >

Ashby Dialogue Presents Discussion of Klan-Nazi Shootings Feb. 24

By Sean Olson, University Relations The Ashby Dialogue Series will tackle the issues of the Nov. 3, 1979, Klan-Nazi shootings in Greensboro with “What is… Read More >

School of Music Commissions First Opera

By Tiffany Edwards, University Relations The School of Music has commissioned the first major opera of the institution’s history. Composer and Grammy winner Libby Larsen… Read More >

UNCG Theatre Stages Provocative “Marat/Sade” Feb. 18-27

A 42-member cast presents “Marat/Sade” – a terrifying pageant bursting with color and music – in Taylor Theatre Feb. 18-27. The infamous Marquis de Sade… Read More >

Professor Discusses Portrayal of African American Males in Film Feb. 7

By Tiffany Edwards, University Relations How does the history of African American film reflect mainstream America’s perception of black character, behavior and masculinity? How do… Read More >

UNCG Opera Theatre Takes First Place – Twice

 By Tiffany Edwards, University Relations The cast of 2003’s ‘Little Women.’ Two operas produced by the School of Music have won first place awards in… Read More >

There’s No Play Like “Home” Feb. 4-13

By Dan Nonte, University Relations Brett Robinson and Preston Campbell star in “Home.” Cephus Miles wanders far from his North Carolina farming roots and tests… Read More >

NAACP Leader Tells Audience King’s Legacy Must Continue

By Sean Olson, University Relations Listen to one excerpt Listen to another excerpt NAACP Chairman Julian Bond delivered an eloquent and sometimes-fiery speech in Aycock… Read More >

Duffy to Deliver Keynote Address at Literacy Conference

Dr. Gerald G. Duffy, the William E. Moran Distinguished Professor of Reading and Literacy at UNCG, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Mary… Read More >

Award-Winning Student Plays Take Stage Jan. 20-22

Two award-winning, one-act plays by UNCG Theatre graduate students will be staged Jan. 20-22 in Taylor Theatre to raise money for the participants to attend… Read More >

UNCG Faculty Member Considers Early American Fiction

By Sean Olson, University Relations Sex and money. It says so much about the novel – or at least that’s the argument of a new… Read More >