Laura Jackson's chromatic path to conducting
From high school violin student to music director of the Reno Philharmonic, Laura Jackson tells how UNCSA laid the foundation for interpreting orchestral works of genius.
Film alumnus reigns in Variety's Playback podcast
Kristopher Tapley (Filmmaking '04) has been making waves in the world of film awards coverage for years and now as Variety's Awards Editor. His new Playback podcast features interviews and shoptalk with some of Hollywood's brightest stars.
Sadie Cornette Cook's artistic growth lands her at Yale
Visual Arts student Sadie Cornette Cook (HS '16) says UNCSA gave her portfolio the edge over applicants to Yale and other art schools.
The Evolution of Camille A. Brown
Choreographer, dancer and performer Camille A. Brown overcomes rejection and finds her own voice.
Becca Stevens mixes classical & jazz into her art-infused life
Jazz vocalist, composer, songwriter and collaborator Becca Stevens (HS '02) came to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts her junior year of high school to study classical guitar. Her time at UNCSA changed her life's trajectory.
Hamilton style: alumnus designs costumes for Broadway's hottest show
Paul Tazewell (B.F.A. '86) has designed stellar original costumes for nearly two dozen Broadway shows, including the wildly successful smash hit "Hamilton: An American Musical."
Guitar alumnus embraces the musical side of the Old North State
Ed Stephenson ended up as a college student in UNCSA's School of Music essentially by chance. And yet it was the start of the Canada native's life as a working musician, much of which has taken place right here in North Carolina.
Drag queens, dramatic scenes and a whole lot of blood
Drama alumnus Dave Thomas Brown steals the show in a variety of roles, leading him to Broadway success.
Working at Cirque du Soleil is like a circus
Shanomie Blackwood ('13) is living it up in Orlando, Florida, as she works on Cirque du Soleil's show La Nouba, a French phrase "to party." The two-shows-a-day schedule has Blackwood working hard, but she is doing what she's loves -working in technical theatre.