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In 2013, East Carolina University began a new focus on publishing news on activities within the School of Music, as well as the College of Fine Arts and Communication where it is housed. That new focus includes feature stories highlighting activities and achievements within the ECU School of Music, as described in the links below.

Below the features are the popular Treasured Tunes podcasts from performances by School of Music faculty members.

'A True Honor'

ECU Chamber Singers win international choral competition

Apri 2015

A 'Pop Up' Performance

ECU alumnus plays at Todd Dining Hall

January 2015

A Season for Music

Winter Workshop draws musicians from around the world to ECU

January 2015

Composition Competition

ECU music students write new opening theme for Public Radio East show.

June 2014

Pirate Profile: Zachary Crissman

This Pirate wants to spread his love of music to future generations.

Spring 2014

Pirate Profile: Arlie Honeycutt

This Pirate is proud to be the 75th Miss North Carolina.

Fall 2012

Chamber Singers win in International Competition

The ECU Chamber Singers were named one of the winners of the international Tolosa Choral Contest in Spain.

Nov. 4, 2013
band Under the Lights

Marching Pirates hit the field in new uniforms

Sept. 11, 2013
operaOpera takes flight

'Insectaphobia' premiere engages young audience

March 28, 2013

next genRising to new levels

Four Seasons 'Next Gen' program engages musicians at home and on the road

February 5, 2013


treasured tunes

TREASURED TUNES: 2011 - 2013

Welcome to East Carolina University's Treasured Tunes, a podcast series in which professors from the School of Music offer commentary about selected musical compositions and performances. From state-of-the-art facilities, to world-renowned music professors, the School of Music is one of the premier music schools in the Southeast. Let Treasured Tunes offer a glimpse into the fascinating world of ECU's musical prowess. Please sit back and enjoy the music.

Subscribe to the podcast series on ECU's iTunes U.
Stream the podcast, read a Q&A with each professor, and access transcripts below:

Episode 11
featuring Emanuel Gruber

published on 10/11/2013

Emanuel Gruber, professor of cello and chamber music, offers insight about his lifelong love of classical music and comments on selected works of three composers.

Episode 10
featuring Andrew Scanlon

published on 02/19/2013

Andrew Scanlon, professor of organ and sacred music at the ECU School of Music, and organist-choirmaster at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, shares his commentary and performance.

Episode 9
featuring Andrew Crane

published on 09/12/2012

Dr. Andrew Crane, director of choral activities at East Carolina University, discusses with us a composition titled Spirits by Ryan Murphy.

Episode 8
featuring Christine Gustafson

published on 8/21/2011

Christine Gustafson, professor of flute at East Carolina University, shares a jazz-inspired duet between flute and piano.

Episode 7
featuring Scott Carter

published on 7/21/2011

Scott Carter, director of the School of Music Symphonic Wind Ensemble, shares and conducts a composition inspired by Superman comics.

Episode 1
featuring Elliot Frank

published on 1/18/2011

Dr. Elliot Frank, guitarist and music professor at ECU, shares his thoughts about a recital of classical guitar pieces written by South American composers.

Episode 3
featuring Jocelyn Nelson

published on 2/23/2011

Professor Dr. Jocelyn Nelson, who specializes in renaissance guitar performance, offers commentary on a selection of pieces from her most recent CD, Ma Guiterre je te chante.

Episode 5
featuring Catherine Garner

published on 4/5/2011

Dr. Catherine Garner, professor and pianist, leads the way in sharing the accomplishments of women composers throughout history.

Episode 2
featuring Tom McCaslin

published on 2/7/2011

Tom McCaslin, professor of tuba and euphonium, shares his commentary and performance on a piece written by one of his mentors.

Episode 4
featuring Mark Richardson

published on 3/11/2011

Professor Dr. Mark Richardson, teacher of music theory and composition, sheds light on the inspiration behind his composition Moonscape.

Episode 6
featuring Christopher Ulffers

published on 5/3/2011

Christopher Ulffers on bassoon, along with the East Carolina University Chamber Singers, premiered a piece written by Norwegian composer Egil Hovland.