Music Department

August 6, 2018

A Lifetime of Music, a Legacy at NC State

After Miriam Bailey Gardner was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, her husband Bill assembled a scrapbook of her life, so that their children would more fully understand Miriam’s personal and professional accomplishments. In the process, Bill learned much more about his wife’s early life, including the fact that her lifelong love of music was ignited while a student at NC State.

February 14, 2018

Artful Match

We all know NC State is living proof that chemical engineers can be sensational singers, accountants can really act and software designers can play extraordinary piano. But who knew arts at NC State could also be an incubator for lifelong love matches?

August 21, 2017

A Tribute to Led Zeppelin

What better way to start the school year than with a Led Zeppelin tribute concert, featuring The Quadrivium Project, NC State’s faculty rock band. Yes, it’s true. They’re gonna ROCK Stewart Theatre!

September 2, 2015

The Next Fest: A festival for emerging artists

Written By Rich Holly, Executive Director of ARTS NC STATE The Next Festival of Emerging Artists is an intensive music festival for young professional string players, founded by NC State Director of Orchestral Studies Peter

May 6, 2015

‘My ART is. . .’: Final Reflection

Everyone has an art. Whether it is painting the next soon-to-be unforgettable masterpiece of the century or engineering a state-of-the-art technological system for the next millennium, everyone has a craft that is worth sharing for the

December 9, 2014

DASA Spotlight: NC State Music Department

By Kim Paris Ninety years ago, the NC State Music Department was an office of one. Walter Price came to NC State as an instructor in the College of Textiles, but an affinity for music

December 9, 2014

DASA Employee Spotlight: Logann Graham

By Kim Paris How long have you been with the Music Department? I started as a student worker in 2008 and joined the department full time following graduation in 2011. What is your own background

November 18, 2014

State Chorale to Sing During WRAL’s 55th Tower Lighting Ceremony

The State Chorale will be singing live from the WRAL-TV studio during the 5:00, 5:30, and 6:00 p.m. news broadcasts on December 1, 2014 when WRAL lights up the 300-foot tower on Western Boulevard. The tower lighting is an annual tradition dating back more

September 15, 2014

NC State Names New Director of Orchestral Studies

by Christy Rain NC State’s new director of orchestral studies, Dr. Peter Askim, is as vibrant, talented and unique as the ensembles that he began directing Fall Semester 2014. Askim, a conductor, composer, bassist and