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Percussion performance minor AnnE Ford attends her online drum lesson with Dr. Paul Garcia from a practice and recording space set up in Price Music Center for local students to use as needed during the fall 2020 semester of online courses. Photo by Erin Zanders.

Nov 10, 2020

Arts Programs Don’t Miss a Beat During COVID-19

Several performances will cap off an unprecedented year for NC State’s performing arts programs, during which students, faculty and staff have overcome unforeseen logistical challenges of COVID-19. 


Nov 2, 2020


Broadway World featured Arts NC State's upcoming Brickyard Broadcast event, a spatialized work for hundreds of musicians that will have its world premiere in a Virtual Reality (VR) environment. 

Tolar Ray films the NC State Dance Team in a night-time video shoot for Thriller

Oct 30, 2020

A Monster Mash-Up: Student Directs, Produces Wolfpack-Themed Music Video for ‘Thriller’

Music student Tolar Ray '23 directed and produced the Power Sound of the South marching band's viral video for "Thriller," which premiered on YouTube on Oct. 30. 


Sep 22, 2020

Orchestras and choirs prepare new music for virtual Brickyard debut

September 11, 2020 | eazander The challenges musicians are facing during the coronavirus pandemic are largely rooted in the inability to gather. Performance venues are closed, traveling is discouraged, and ensembles are unable to rehearse and perform together. Virtual choirs and orchestras are producing pre-recorded 

Tanner Compton's Minecraft character, dressed in red graduation robes, addresses an audience of other Minecraft players/NC State graduates in the Minecraft version of PNC Arena

May 11, 2020

Seniors Build Their Own Graduation on Minecraft

A group of seniors organized and created their own graduation ceremony within the virtual world of Minecraft. 

Tiff Merritt

Mar 2, 2020

Exploring the Margins: Tift Merritt’s first orchestra composition is inspired by the history of Dix Hospital

By David Menconi Way back in 1908, a man named Lewis Hyder was involuntarily committed to Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh. He was 30 years old, recently returned from a four-year stint in the military, and he had threatened to burn down the barn on his father’s farm. So off to Dix he went, but… 

Allison Loggins-Hull

Feb 29, 2020

Inherited Trauma Informs New Music

Flutist and composer Allison Loggins-Hull is one of four artists commissioned to create a new work for the orchestras of NC State during this “20 for ’20” themed season. 

Orchestral Bluegrass

Feb 5, 2020

Orchestral Bluegrass

Thrilling. Once in a lifetime. Totally exhilarating. That’s a sample of reactions from NC State Department of Music orchestra students (and their professor, Dr. Peter Askim) in response to a transformative experience in October 2019. The International Bluegrass Music Association was in town for the annual World of Bluegrass festival. North Carolina’s Balsam Range, 2018 IBMA… 

Feb 3, 2020

Wes Parker Named University College Outstanding Teacher

This year, University College has selected Dr. Wes Parker, Director of the Jazz Studies, as the winner for the Outstanding Teacher Award. Dr. Parker’s work and teaching have been praised by students and co-workers alike. 

Jan 21, 2020

How Daniela Patino-Zabaleta used her SUPER-Curricular Seed Grant to Explore Music Consumption Around the World

by: Qulea Anderson Daniela Patino-Zabaleta, an NC State senior majoring in Business with an Arts Entrepreneurship minor, received a University Fellowship Office SUPER-Curricular Seed Grant in 2018. The University Fellowship Office offers the grant that provides funding for promising undergraduate students to build on their undergraduate studies by participating in an extraordinary summer experience that should enhance…