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.
Throughout her reign, alumna Nia Franklin will use her voice for more than singing. She has dedicated her year as Miss America to advocating for arts education.
As a freelance violinist, Jessica McJunkins (Music '09) has shared the stage with symphonies, ensembles and music royalty: The Roots, Beyonce and Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Yolanda Adams, Solange.
International music educator and social entrepreneur Tony Woodcock is interim dean of the School of Music. Woodcock is a leading pioneer in the field of arts management and music education. At the heart of his work is a dedication to positioning future generations of artists as independent innovators and community leaders.
Though the school year hasn't ended the way we anticipated, our resilient community of artists has continued to power creativity. They've brought light, levity and love to a world who needs it most. Look back at some defining moments of our year.
"UNCSA at Home" is an online portal showcasing student and faculty performances past and present to enjoy while stages remain dark due to the coronavirus pandemic.