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A student drum major leads their marching band section through a performance in front of a European castle.

Aug 17, 2023

Performing Across The Pond

In May 2023, the Department of Performing Arts and Technology added another stamp to its passport as the two ensembles traveled to Great Britain for three exciting performances. 

Two dancers performing on stage

Apr 19, 2023

A Look Back on Our 2023 Day of Dance

The Department of Performing Arts and Technology hosted NC State's fourth Day or Dance in March 2023. 

Student plays a trumpet with a pianist providing accompaniment.

Mar 17, 2023

Spring 2023 Departmental Recitals

March 23 │ March 28 │ April 4 │ April 13 │ 7:00 p.m. │ Price Music Center room 110 

Collage featuring a saxophone player, a marching band performer, a dancer jumping on stage, and a dancer rehearsing in a studio

Mar 6, 2023

Announcing the New Department of Performing Arts and Technology

It’s a historic day for dance and music at NC State. After being charged to bring dance and music faculty together into one department last year by Vice Chancellor and Dean Doneka Scott, faculty and department leadership finalized the merger last month. University College in the Division of Academic and Student Affairs proudly announces the newly… 

Feb 17, 2023

Trumpet Section Leader Joshua Fesmire Receives Toni Christine Masini Scholarship

The NC State Department of Music named trumpet section leader, Joshua Fesmire, as the recipient of the 2022-2023 Toni Christine Masini Memorial Scholarship. 

Oct 24, 2022

NC State Chamber Orchestra concert will highlight hunger, homelessness and hope

According to a 2021 report authored by Mary Haskett, NC State psychology professor, and John Dorris, director of resource development and evaluation at NC State’s Industry Expansion Solutions (IES), 15% of students at NC State have experienced homelessness since the pandemic began, and nearly 25% have experienced food insecurity in a 30-day period. To highlight the epidemic of… 

Julian Jeffrey-Wilensky plays the trumpet during a recital

Oct 18, 2022

Fall 2022 Departmental Recitals

The Department of Music’s fall recitals will take place on October 20, November 2, November 8 and November 16 at 7:00 p.m. in Price Music Center room 110 and are open to the public. The performances by our music minors will also be livestreamed on our YouTube channel via the streams below (November 2’s recital… 

AnnE Ford sits on the steps of Memorial Belltower, wearing her red graduation gown and holding her mortar board.

May 17, 2022

AnnE Ford’s Final Student Chronicle: Graduation

After chronicling the NC State student experience for two years, AnnE Ford graduated in spring. 

Screenshot of Alyssa and Emily wearing their caps and gowns with the field and seats of Carter-Finley Stadium in the background.

May 16, 2022

‘Whatever You Need, I’m There’ — Meet #NCState22 Best Friends Emily and Alyssa

Brought together by the saxophone section, best friends reminisce on their time in Carter-Finley Stadium. 

Musicians perform on risers during a jazz orchestra concert.

Apr 12, 2022

NC State Jazz Orchestra invited to perform at Midwest Clinic

The NC State Jazz Orchestra has been invited to perform at the 76th annual Midwest Clinic international band and orchestra conference, which will take place in Chicago in December. This is the first time a collegiate ensemble from North Carolina will perform at the conference.