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News & Features

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is the state’s unique professional school for the performing, visual and moving image arts, training students at the high school, undergraduate and master’s levels for professional careers in the arts. Learn more about UNCSA through these features and news stories. 

Two high school seniors are YoungArts winners
High school seniors are winners in YoungArts competition

Two high school seniors at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts are winners in the 2017 YoungArts Foundation competition. Hunter Schafer, a visual artist from Raleigh, is a finalist, and composer Mason Johnston from Atlanta received a merit award.

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UNCSA is No. 5 on The Hollywood Reporter's list of best music schools
UNCSA is No. 5 on The Hollywood Reporter's list of best music schools

The Hollywood Reporter has ranked the University of North Carolina School of the Arts at No. 5 on its list of "Top 25 Music Schools" for 2016. The list, published online Nov. 23, includes 24 American schools and the Royal College of Music in London.

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Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving from UNCSA Students

UNCSA students share what they're thankful for this Thanksgiving season.

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Owen Dodds
UNCSA musicians collaborate on a Ravel classic

Piano soloist Owen Dodds collaborates with the UNCSA Symphony Orchestra to perform Maurice Ravel's Piano Concerto in G Major.

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Sami Eduy
5 ways to nail your next music performance

Want to nail your next music performance? We asked upperclassmen and graduate students what they do to prepare for a concert.

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Caleb Ennis
Filmmaking alumnus shines a light on arts education in prisons

Caleb Ennis '16 worked with Shining Light, a Christian-based performing arts production company, to a Philadelphia correctional facility.

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Hilton sisters
5 Questions with the stars of "Side Show"

Fourth-year Drama students Chessa Metz and Mary Mattison Vallery star as conjoined twins in "Side Show."

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Robin Kesselman
All about that bass: master classes and performance with guest artist Robin Kesselman

For Robin Kesselman, a trip to Winston-Salem is a chance to visit family. Although it's often to see his sister Lindsay and brother-in-law (UNCSA's Christopher Lees), his latest visit was with another, newer family - the UNCSA Double Bass Studio.

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UNCSA students, faculty and alumni helped create children’s storybook fantasy land on White House lawn
UNCSA students, faculty and alumni helped create children's storybook fantasy land on White House lawn

This year, Halloween provided more than an opportunity to dress up for students at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. It also provided a once-in-a-lifetime educational opportunity and experience.

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UNCSA In the News
Sheila Ewing, wife of former UNCSA chancellor, dies at 76

Winston-Salem Journal, Nov. 4, 2015
Sheila Cobb Ewing, the wife of former N.C. School of the Arts Chancellor Alex Ewing, died Tuesday. She was 76... Read More


Panel discussion to feature leaders of Salem College, UNC School of the Arts

Innovation Quarter News, Nov. 4, 2015
The leaders of Salem College and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts will talk about the value, current state and future role of liberal arts education on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Wake Forest Biotech Place in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter... Read More


UNCSA presents “the perfect Broadway musical”

Camel City Dispatch, Nov. 3, 2015
The “perfect Broadway musical” comes to Winston-Salem when the University of North Carolina School of the Arts presents The Drowsy Chaperone, a send-up of Jazz-age shows of the 1920s... Read More


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Our Arts Conservatories

The students, instructors and alumni of our five arts conservatories are what keep the buzz going about the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Find out more about each of our art schools: