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Experience Dance and Music at NC State

The Department of Performing Arts and Technology is where NC State students of any major cultivate and explore their creative interests—no matter where they lead.

Through our courses and programs, students grow as performers, develop entrepreneurial skills, learn new ways to enhance their art form using technology and gain an understanding of the theory, history and cultural significance of both dance and music.

Whether you’re a mover, musician, performing arts enthusiast or innovator, your artistic passions will thrive at NC State.

“[The department] is genuinely one of the happiest communities I’ve ever been a part of. Everybody in the department is there because they care about making music with other people.”

Anna Lee, ’22

Founder & President, Music Theory Club
Minor in Flute Performance

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At NC State, our student-performers come from every college on campus to perform in our dance companies, music ensembles, study music or arts entrepreneurship, and find their community.

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It's almost time for Jazz Combo Night! 🥳

Celebrate your last day of classes with live music! Enjoy your meal in the Talley Student Union's One Earth lounge as all four jazz combos from the NC State Jazz Program perform an evening of jazz standards and original compositions.

Tuesday, April 23│ 7-9 p.m. │ Talley Student Union, One Earth Lounge

Learn more: go.ncsu.edu/jazzcombo (link in bio). 

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Great news... We have added one more master class to the series! 🥳

➡️ Accessible Modern Dance
➡️ Thursday, April 11, 5:30 p.m., Carmichael 2307

Open to movers of all experience levels, this class will explore modern dance elements accessible to all bodies in a comfortable and safe environment. Through improvisation, movement exploration, and modern dance fundamentals, dancers will cultivate a sense of connection to their bodies and fellow community members as they build phrase work and relationships throughout the class. People of all abilities are welcome! Instructor Payton Chopp (she/her) is a dance artist and educator based in Raleigh, NC. In her personal practice, Payton explores the idea of “process” in modern dance by integrating improvisation and play with her passion for technique. She currently dances professionally with Black Box Dance Theatre, a nonfiction modern dance company, and works in Vocational Rehabilitation with a focus on justice, accessibility, and dignity. 

Register now at go.ncsu.edu/masterclassregister (link in bio). 

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You don't want to miss this! 😎 Visit Price Music Center on Friday, April 5, from 2-6 p.m. for a yard sale to support the Department of Performing Arts and Technology. We will be selling marching band and British brass band instruments, alto saxophones, clarinet, cornet, trombone, trumpets, and more! 🙌

#NCStateMusic #PowerSoundoftheSouth #NCState #NCStateDPAT #YardSale #InstrumentSale #RaleighMusic #RaleighArts #NCStateArts

Inspire Lifelong Performing

When you support the Department of Performing Arts and Technology, you’re providing resources that enable NC State students to continue learning and performing now and into the future, just like these Power Sound of the South® alumni.

Join our passionate alumni community in their commitment to the student-performers of NC State by making a gift to the Dance or Music Enhancement Funds.

photo of marching band alumni performing during a reunion
Flute performance minor and 2019-20 Toni Christine Masini Memorial Music Scholarship recipient Reece Neff, ’20, speaks with Mickie Masini, Toni’s mother, following the scholarship presentation at the ECU football game on Aug. 31. Photo by Dan Jahn.