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Jul 2, 2018

10 North Carolina Musicians Who Shaped American Music

Ten legendary musicians that make a case for the importance of North Carolina as a root source for American sound. 

Mar 23, 2017

Orchestra Director Honored for Innovation

Peter Askim is recognized for his work programming the music of living American composers. Learn more about NC State’s groundbreaking orchestral program and its upcoming concerts in Stewart Theatre. 

Mar 9, 2017

Nile Project Builds Bridges Through Music

The Nile Project, a collection of musicians from the 11 countries where the world's largest river flows, is coming to NC State for a full week of musical performances, workshops and lectures exploring the culture, history and politics of the Nile region. 

Oct 27, 2016

Libraries Host Mini-Moogfest

Moogfest—the Asheville-born, now Durham-based music, art and technology festival named for the inventor of the Moog Synthesizer—will host an evening full of interactive workshops for NC State students, faculty and staff next Friday evening at the Hunt Library. 

Mar 23, 2016

Name That Tune: Faculty Inspire Computer Music

Two NC State professors are celebrated in musical portraits created by pioneering computer music composer Rodney Waschka. Who needs a C.V. when you have your own song? 

Oct 1, 2015

Educator, Drummer, Arts Advocate

Rich Holly, former dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Northern Illinois, is the new director of Arts NC State. 

Aug 20, 2015

Rappers, Race Cars Rule Packapalooza

The fourth-annual Packapalooza community festival takes over Hillsborough Street on Saturday with a celebration of Wolfpack pride. 

May 6, 2015

Spirits Rejoice! A Musician and Scholar Talks About Jazz, Religion, and American Culture

Religion professor and jazz musician Jason Bivins talks about his new book that explores the links between religion, jazz and American culture. 

Apr 8, 2015

Pipe-N-Roll During Marathon

Many of the roads in and around Centennial Campus will be closed on Sunday morning for the second-annual Rock-N-Roll Raleigh Marathon and Half-Marathon. Check out the maps here to see if you will be affected. 

Jan 21, 2015

Make It a Pack-N-Roll Marathon

NC State-affiliated musical groups and bands can now apply to perform at the second-annual Rock-N-Roll Raleigh marathon and half marathon, which will be run on April 12 on or near NC State's campus. Up to 40 bands will be selected. 

Dec 4, 2014

In Memoriam: J. Perry Watson

NC State's longtime music director, who penned "The Red and White Song," has died in Raleigh. 

J. Mark Scearce, professor of art and design, sits at a piano.

Apr 23, 2013

Heart of Darkness

Composer J. Mark Scearce finds inspiration for his new opera in a supernatural tale of soul-wrenching horror. A little night music may end up giving you nightmares. 

Jan 8, 2013

Label Re-releases Waschka Concerto

A recording of NC State composer Rodney Waschka’s trumpet concerto, Winter Concerto, has just been re-released on the prestigious British label, Nimbus. 

Oct 4, 2012

Pioneering Rapper Inspires CNR Students

Thomas Easley is CNR's diversity director as well as a professional rapper known as "RaShad." Find out why CNR students think he's awesome. 

Jul 25, 2012

Packapalooza Packs a Punch

Head out to Hillsborough Street on Aug. 18 for Packapalooza, a street fair celebrating NC State's 125th anniversary.