New Music Performances

Composition Studio

New Music Performances

Music by living composers is a central facet of the UNCSA experience, and student compositions are a crucial part of that creative climate. Below is a listing of performances of new music for Spring 2024, including those featuring works by student composers (bolded).

Spring 2024

Saturday, Jan. 20: Decoda Ensemble
Guest ensemble performs Hannah Kendall’s "Vera," Valerie Coleman’s "Revelry," Chick Corea’s "Children’s Songs" and Sarah Kirkland Snider’s "Hildegard." 7:30 p.m., Watson Hall.

Saturday, Jan. 27 – Prism Saxophone Quartet
Guest ensemble performs Roberto Sierra’s "Graffiti II," Renee Baker’s "Pratigraha" and Melissa Aldana’s "Reflections." 7:30 p.m., Watson Hall.

Monday, Feb. 5 – Double Reeds
Oboe and bassoon students, faculty and guests premiere Noah Anderson’s Loaded Deck, Victoria King’s "Candlewick" and Magnus Myers’ "Double Jazz." 5 p.m., Watson Hall.

Thursday, Feb. 8 – Wind Ensemble
Mark Norman leads premieres Hannah Mufuka's "Luna" and Jasil Olabode's "Pace." 7:30 p.m., DeMille Theater.

Tuesday, Feb. 13 – Yearning for Peace
Faculty bassist Paul Sharpe and guests perform Frank Proto’s "Afro-American Fragments," Tyson Davis’ "Tableau No. 5" and the premiere of a composition by a current UNCSA student. 7:30 p.m., Watson Hall.

Tuesday, Feb. 20 – Serkin and Harvey
Faculty hornist Maria Serkin performs the US premiere of Lawrence Dillon’s "Shelter" with pianist Allison Gagnon. 7:30 p.m., Watson Hall.

Saturday, Feb 24 – Small is Beautiful
Violinist Kevin Lawrence and pianist Dmitri Shteinberg perform guest composer Judith Shatin’s "Rising on the Wings of Dawn." 7:30 p.m., Watson Hall.

Sunday, Mar 24 – Anima Vox and Friends
Flute/Soprano duo performs music by El Rich and Timothy Hagen. 2 p.m., Watson Hall.

Saturday-Sunday, Mar 2-3 – Winston Salem Symphony
Michelle Merrill leads the orchestra in Jessie Montgomery’s "Strum" and Edgar Meyer’s "Concerto No. 1." Reynolds Auditorium.

Saturday, Mar 9 – Winston Salem Symphony
The Concert for the Community features the professional premiere of Peter Noll’s "Refractions." 3 p.m., Wait Chapel, Wake Forest University, free admission.

Tuesday, Apr 2 – Low Brass Ensemble
Trombone, euphonium and tuba ensemble premiere Quinn Albinus' Rocco's "Rhapsody" and Jacob Burnette's "Evening's Embrace." 7:30 p.m., Watson Hall.

Tuesday, Apr 2 – Undergraduate Opera Scenes
Spring performance features the premiere of a scene from Barrett Bailey's "Kane." 7:30 p.m., DeMille Theater.

Saturday, Apr 6 – UNCSA Symphony Orchestra
Mark Norman leads the school orchestra in a performance of new works by Peien Ai, Jacob McCoy and Hannah Mufuka. 2 p.m., Crawford Hall.

Saturday, Apr 13 – Young/Vorobiev Duo
Saxophonist Robert Young and pianist Dmitri Vorobiev perform music by Corey Dundee, Kevin Day, Tyson Davis and Tyree Nesbitt. 7:30 p.m., Watson Hall.

Saturday-Sunday Apr 13-14 – Winston Salem Symphony
Michelle Merrill leads the orchestra in Carlos Simon’s "Fate Now Conquers." Reynolds Auditorium

Friday, Apr 19 – Sterling D. Tilley III, Composer
Senior recital includes performances of "To Shining Seas," "Lost," "Afterdark," "Deception" and "Hive Suite." 7:30 p.m., Watson Hall.

Tuesday, Apr 23 – Jacob McCoy, Composer
Graduate recital includes performances of "Medicinal Songs," "Leto II," "Fading Trumpet," "Young Boy," "Magic," "Spirits," "New Places," "Cutthroat" and "Meet Me by Our Spot." 7:30 p.m., Watson Hall.

April TBD – Choreography Collaboration
Performances of new collaborative works. Locations, Dates, Times TBD.