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, Interim Dean of Music
Saxton Rose

In 2008, Saxton Rose became only the second bassoon professor in the 50-year history of the UNCSA School of Music. He is one of America’s most recognized bassoon soloists and chamber musicians, and has served as interim dean since July 2020.

School of Music videos

Watch our music videos

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

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