School of Music

School of Music

The School of Music offers a transformative conservatory experience that combines intensive individual study under artist mentors with a rich variety of performance opportunities — more than 200 recitals, concerts and operas each year, including collaborations with other UNCSA arts schools. You will attend weekly master classes taught by distinguished guest artists, rehearse and perform in state-of-the-art facilities and “gig” as a professional musician in Winston-Salem.

In addition to our competitive music school undergraduate and graduate programs, we’re proud to offer one of the nation’s only four-year residential high school programs. The School of Music is also home to the renowned A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute, a tuition-free graduate-level professional training ground for exceptional young vocalists.

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School of Music public performances each year
Classes taught by graduate teaching assistants
Saxton Rose, Dean of Music
Saxton Rose

Dean of Music Saxton Rose has been on faculty at UNCSA since 2008. Throughout his time at UNCSA, Rose has been an active and important leader within the School of Music and the university at large, holding leadership positions within the music school’s strategic planning and curriculum revision task forces, with a particular focus on technology development; innovative approaches to ensemble training; and equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging (EDIB) initiatives.

School of Music videos

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School of Music videos showcase students from the rehearsal room to the height of performance, along with guest artist collaborations.

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Live from Watson Hall
UNCSA Music Faculty

Live From Watson Hall is back. Experience the professional-level artistry of The School of Music through free livestreamed performances. This season features new Music Guest Artist Series, as well as other select faculty and student recitals.  


School of Music Performances
High caliber performances by student musicians, faculty and guest artists.