School of Music

College of Visual and Performing Arts

220 Music Building




Dennis W. AsKew, Professor and Director, School of Music

Kevin M. Geraldi, Professor and Director of Orchestras

Steve Haines, Professor and Director of the Miles Davis Program in Jazz

David Holley, Professor and Director of Opera

Randy Kohlenberg, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

John Locke, Covington Distinguished Professor of Music, Director of Bands

Constance McKoy, Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Carole Ott, Professor and Associate Director of Choral Activities

Welborn E. Young, Professor and Director of Choral Activities


Professors Bagley, Barret, Bracey, Burke, Burns, Clodfelter, DiPiazza, Engebretson, Hartmann, Hodges, LeFevre, Nelson, Rawls, Salmon, Stusek, Walker, Willis

Associate Professors Allen, Capuzzo, Carr, Carroll, Douglas, Douglass, Draves, Eby, Ezerman, Keathley, Lopez, MacLeod, Nolker, O’Brien, Pack, Ricci, Rubinoff, Rutty, Sink, Taylor, Titus, Walter, Wells

Assistant Professors Boysen, Lee, Willie

Lecturers Brown, Ensign, Guillen, Hyslop, Lash, Lim, Mumm, Taylor, Wilt, Worley, Zandmane


UNCG has long been recognized as one of the top music institutions in the United States and has been fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1938. The School of Music offers the only comprehensive degrees in music education and music performance in the State of North Carolina, from the undergraduate level through doctoral study. The School of Music offers Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, and Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance and Music Education. Our outstanding facilities, world-class faculty, and numerous ensemble experiences provide an environment for artistic and academic success.

The BA in music provides high-quality musical training with the versatility and breadth of a liberal arts education, it prepares students for a variety of careers and opportunities. With its emphasis on writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills, the BA degree is ideal for students wishing to pursue a double major in another academic field, pre-professional programs in law or medicine, study abroad, UNCG in 3, arts administration, or graduate programs in music theory, musicology, or ethnomusicology.

Undergraduate students in Music Performance pursue rigorous professional training in music along with a broad liberal arts education. Our students graduate as informed, responsible citizens with the tools to succeed and communicate effectively as musicians of the 21st century.

Undergraduate students in Music Education pursue rigorous professional training in music teacher education along with a broad liberal arts education that prepares them for positions as choral directors (principal performance area usually voice, piano, or organ), teachers of general music, or for positions as instrumental directors (principal performance area in orchestral or band instruments) in public schools. Our students graduate earning a Standard Professional 1 (SP1) North Carolina Educator’s License and are prepared as informed, responsible citizens with the tools to succeed and communicate effectively as musicians and educators of the twenty-first century. Music education students acquire valuable early field teaching experience in a wide variety of P-12 school settings beginning the Freshman year and continuing throughout the degree program.

Located in artistically-thriving Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point, the Triad area provides a wealth of cultural and academic opportunities for our students. Students regularly attend and perform in concerts by the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, the Greensboro Opera Company, the Winston-Salem Symphony and the Eastern Music Festival along with a myriad of musical theatre, jazz, and chamber music ensembles. They may also attend lectures, conferences, and symposia at UNCG and other universities in the Triad or Triangle areas.

We welcome students who will strive for excellence and will contribute to the inclusiveness and diversity of our mission.

Performance Studies

Throughout the four years of undergraduate enrollment, music students will have the opportunity to study in one or more performance studies areas: keyboard, voice, strings, winds, percussion, jazz, or composition. This study will include private instruction in the major or principal performance area and some group instruction.

Ensemble Requirements

Bachelor of Arts students and Music Education students enrolled for two or more semester hours of music performance studies must audition for and perform in an ensemble each semester. Performance majors will participate in one or more ensembles each semester according to concentration requirements. Students will have the opportunity to express their ensemble placement preferences, but they will be assigned according to audition results and ensemble priorities. Ensemble assignments and placement will be determined by the Director of Bands, Director of Orchestras, Director of Choral Activities, and the Director of the Mile Davis Jazz Program, in consultation with the performance teachers and appropriate area conductor. Each year advanced voice students may apply for roles in the performance of opera and musical theatre, which the departments of music present in cooperation with the Department of Theatre.

Student Information Manual

Additional policies and regulations are found online in the Music Student Information Manual. This manual is made available to all music students after entrance requirements are met. Adherence to the contents of this publication is the responsibility of the student.


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