Bechtler on Campus – Thursday October 16th 2014, Tate Hall

On Thursday October 16th, 1230pm in Tate Hall, please join the CPCC music department in welcoming the Bechtler on Campus concert series. This will be the fifth season of Bechtler on Campus at CPCC. It kicks off with an all British composer themed concert featuring the music of Frank Bridge. Arnold Bax and others . Artwork featured will be that of prominent British visual artist from the 1960′s including Bridget Riley, Lynn Chadwick, Barbara Hepworth, and David Hockney on display at the Bechtler Museum.

Admission is free

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Thursday Concert Series – October 2nd, 2014 Tate Hall

On Thursday October 2nd, 1230pm in Tate Hall, please join the CPCC music department in welcoming world renown pianist and interpreter of new music Blair McMillan. Blair McMillen has established himself as one of the most versatile and sought-after pianists today. The New York Times has described him as “new music’s torchbearer” and raved about his “riveting, sharp-edged, cluster-driven pianism.” McMillen has performed in venues both traditional and avant-garde; from Carnegie Hall, the Moscow Conservatory, Miller Theatre, and the Library of Congress; to (le) Poisson Rouge, Galapagos, and the Knitting Factory. Recent highlights include the Walter Piston Concertino and Ives 4th Symphony at Carnegie Hall, numerous performances with the New York Philharmonic and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and over a dozen performances of John Cage’s magnum-opus Sonatas and Interludes. An avid chamber player, he is pianist for the Naumburg Award-winning Da Capo Chamber Players, the six-piano group Grand Band, the American Modern Ensemble, and others. McMillen lives in New York City and serves on the music faculty at Bard College and Conservatory. For more information about Mr. McMillen, please visit his website.

Admission is free

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Roxanne Watson Fall Piano Recital Cancelled

Roxanne Watson’s Fall Piano Recital that was scheduled for September 14, 2014 in Bryant Hall has been cancelled.

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Opera Theatre Auditions 2014/2015 season

CPCC Opera Theatre will hold auditions for their 2014-15 Season on August 19. 

The CPCC Opera Theatre will be performing a double-bill production of Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci (sung in Italian) and Kurt Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins (sung in English) on November 2014.  Auditions for this production will be held on the stage of the Halton Theater on August 19, 2014 from 6:30-9:30.  There is no advanced registration, first come first sing!  If needed, an accompanist will be provided.

For more information email or call 704/330-6571.

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Fall Semester Concerts and Events

For a listing of all upcoming Fall 2014 Music Department and Music Department related events, please visit our Concerts and Events page.


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Charlotte New Music Conference

The Charlotte New Music Conference is here once again.

For more info click here.


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Music Major Graduates 2014

Some of this year’s music department graduates include:

George Banda
Staurt Collins
Joey DeLuca
Latoya Kirby
Thabang Masango
Cole Millward
Bongani Ndhalalane

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Congratulations to Music Majors George Banda and Cole Millward on being selected for the 2014 CPCC Student Excellence Award, an honor bestowed to students college wide earning the highest academic achievement.

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Music Department Sensoria Event Photos

Links to Music department Sensoria Event photos:

 Bechtler On Campus

 Opera Theatre

 CPCC Chorus


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Senoria Concerts in the Music Department

The Gene Bryant Memorial Concert

Each year as a part of Sensoria, the CPCC music department honors the memory of Gene Bryant, founder and longtime chair of the music department. The nature of the Arts & Communication division is a direct result of his vision, spirit and tireless energy as his impact still resonates throughout the music department, college and community.

In 2014 the Gene Bryant concert will feature the CPCC Jazz Big Band in concert performance on Wednesday April 9 at 730pm in Pease Auditorium. For more information on Sensoria go here.

 Bechtler on Campus

The Bechtler Museum and CPCC Music and Art departments have collaborated on a music and art series that consists of five concerts of chamber that are paired with a presentation of slides of parallel artwork from the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. A sixth concert of 20th/21st century orchestral music in the Halton Theater is paired with the Ross Gallery opening of the exhibit of select modern art work from the Bechtler Museum as a part of Sensoria week.

Monday, April 7th 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Halton Theater

The concert will feature the pairing of visual art and music of the 20th/21st centuries. The partnership between CPCC Music/Art Departments and the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art offers an educational combination of modern music at the Halton Theater and masterpieces of the 20th century from the Bechtler Museum displayed at the Ross Gallery.

The pairing of visual art and music of the 20th and 21st centuries with artwork from the Bechtler Museum. This program will plan to feature music by Luciano Berio, Cuban composer Leo Brouwer, Swiss composer Alfred Felder, and CPCC music department chair, Craig Bove. 

4 – 8:00 PM
5 – 8:00 PM
6 – 2:30 PM

CPCC Opera Presents: Don Giovanni

Halton Theater

The legend of the notorious womanizer, Don Juan, and his encounter with the Stone Guest and his mortality has inspired poets and playwrights for centuries. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his librettist, Lorenzo da Ponte (himself a womanizer) premiered their inspiration of the Don Juan legend on October 29, 1787 in Prague. The opera, Don Giovanni, was an overwhelming success and has become one of the most popular of Mozart’s operas. CPCC Opera Theatre is thrilled to be presenting Don Giovanni this spring to kick-off the CPCC 2014 Sensoria Celebration of the Arts. It will be sung in English with supertitles.

 For information on the CPCC Opera program email

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