Let your music soar
The School of Music at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts offers intensive training and career development for college, graduate, post graduate, and high school musicians. UNCSA is for students whose passion for music yearns to be grounded deeper and to soar higher. Training features private instruction with a world-class artist faculty, distinguished guest artists, weekly master classes, studios with a small student-teacher ratio, exciting cross-disciplinary collaborations, and robust public performance experiences, including more than 150 recitals and concerts presented each year.
This performance experience, combined with career development opportunities and studies in music theory, literature, and style, provides the ultimate training to help young musicians grow as both artists and professionals. Mentored by esteemed artist faculty, students have a chance to embrace who they are, and to develop the talent and skills to further pursue their passion.
News & Events
Concerts. See UNCSAevents.com for upcoming performance and ticket information.
Student Recitals in September. Recitals are free and open to the public.
Merideth HIte joins Woodwind studio as Oboe professor and Maria Serkin joins Brass studio as Horn professor.
Karen Beres named Interim Dean of UNCSA School of Music.
Seek a place to broaden your talent
The city of Winston-Salem, NC, is a thriving arts community and provides numerous professional performance opportunities for our more advanced students. With our unique campus featuring five art school, the School of Music regularly partners with Drama, Design and Production, Filmmaking, and Dance schools to create truly breathtaking productions that rival professional companies around the world.
- With selective admissions, a robust scholarship program, and 7-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio, we function like a private conservatory, yet are affiliated with the highly respected University of North Carolina system.
- 4-year undergraduate,
2-year graduate , post-master's
and high school programs
- One of the few 4-year residential high school music programs in the country
- The basis of student instruction is studio work with the major teacher with international reputations
- We offer a world-class artist faculty and an ample array of distinguished visiting artists to inspire and guide our students.
- Curriculum designed to give the broadest possible performance opportunity for each student from Symphony Orchestra to Contemporary Ensemble
- Performance venues include the 1,380-seat Stevens Center; the 590-seat Crawford Hall, with a 35-stop C.B. Fisk organ; the
300-seat Watson Chamber Music Hall; and 38-seat Hood Recital Hall