The Composition program at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts is dedicated to giving you the tools and opportunities you need to develop your language. Nestled in a community that values a vibrant arts culture and on a campus where the focus is nothing but the arts, UNCSA is a haven for creative innovation.
SUNDAY 11 MARCH, 3:00 pm
TUESDAY 13 MARCH, 7:30 pm
Winston Salem Symphony: Concert for Peace
Robert Moody leads the orchestra in a performance of Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace. Stevens Center. Admission charged.
TUESDAY 13 MARCH
Required Performance: Watson Brass Quintet
Faculty Ensemble performs new music by Anthony DiLorenzo and Eric Ewazen, and premieres Lawrence Dillon’s Disruption. 7:30 pm, Watson Hall.
WEDNESDAY 14 MARCH
Recording Session: Lindsay Kesselman/Daniel Pesca
Soprano and pianist record songs by Kyrie Antoinette, Derek Arnold, Alicia Bachorik and Jessica Buford. 8:00-10:00 pm, Watson Hall.
THURSDAY 15 MARCH
Recommended Event: Michel van der Aa
Dutch composer and Grawemeyer winner Michel van der Aa gives a public talk about his work, including a live performance of Transit for piano, video and soundtrack. Brendle Recital Hall, Wake Forest University, 7:30 pm. Free admission.
SATURDAY 17 MARCH
Recommended Performance: Telling Tales
New music ensemble performs Tyson Davis’ Rare Earth Metal, Oliver Glynn’s Wholegrain Stumble and Nick Karr’s Cells. Crawford Hall, 2:00 pm.
SUNDAY 18 MARCH
Recommended Performance: Clifford Tam
Master’s recital includes new music by Guillaume Connesson, Roberto Laneri, and Eric Mandat and the premiere of Your Huddled Masses by Peyton Clifford. Watson Hall, 7:30 pm.
MONDAY 19 MARCH
Deadline: Orchestra Score and Parts
Bound scores and parts due for April orchestra concert (Bachorik, Davis, Sanz, Shea).
SATURDAY 24 MARCH
Guest Recital: Jubal Fulks
Violinist performs music by John Cage, Elliott Carter, Arvo Pärt, Steve Reich and the premiere of Thomas Little's Imaginary Poetry. 7:30 pm, Watson Hall.
SUNDAY 25 MARCH
Premieres of new commissions by Derek Arnold, Alicia Bachorik, Nicholas Karr, Thomas Little and Scott Shea. 2:00 pm, Brendel Hall, Wake Forest University.
MONDAY 26 MARCH
Graduate Recital: Derek Wesley Arnold
New music, including performances of As Fast As Possible, The Robin and the Mirror, Venus and Adonis, Song of the Shirt and This Place. 7:30 pm, Watson Hall.
TUESDAY 27 MARCH
Recording Session: Eighth Blackbird
Eighth Blackbird records music by Oliver Glynn, Nicholas Karr, Thomas Little, Thomas McMillan, Algernon Robinson, Luis Sanz and Scott Shea. 7:00-11:30 pm, Watson Hall.
FRIDAY 30 MARCH
Senior Recital: Jessica Buford
New music includes performances of Psalm 83, 8:57/9, A Pair, Clara’s Theme, Vulnerable Venerable and Golden and Empty. 7:30 pm, Watson Hall.