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ECU's North Carolina NewMusic Initiative commission, Aaron Brooks' Divergent Melodies
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December 3, 2016
January 21, 2017
February 11, 2017
February 25, 2017*
March 18, 2017

*last day for scholarship consideration

Choral Music Education/Conductor position #932418. 

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O’Brien to perform at dedication of the Smithsonian's African American History Museum

East Carolina University faculty pianist John O’Brien will be performing with University of North Carolina soprano Louise Toppin at President's Obama's Freedom Sounds dedication of the Smithsonian's new African American History Museum on September 24 in Washington. 

Conceived and presented in festival fashion, Freedom Sounds programming will include musical performances, spoken word, oral history activities and evening concerts. The three-day music festival presents artists who represent the numerous cultural threads encompassing African diasporic histories and traditions.

O’Brien and Toppin were invited to present a program entitled “Songs of protest: then and now" to celebrate the musical contributions of African American composers. For more information.

School of Music graduate Garrish composes anthem for school 

ECU School of Music graduate Michele Garrish composed and recorded a school anthem with S.W Snowden Middle School students in Aurora, North Carolina, as her summer project. The anthem, Snowden Strong,  is a theme song that highlights the close-knit students and staff at the school. Read the story here.


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Gruber, Sekino CD reviewed by Gramophone

Gramophone Magazine called "Fantasy and Romance," a collection of Schumann chamber pieces by ECU faculty artists Emanuel Gruber, cello, and Keiko Sekino, piano,  "a deeply considered essay" treated "with loving care." (click here for full review)


ECU alums provide vital services to Army bands

From reveille to taps, music is an essential part of military service, and alumni of East Carolina University play a vital role in providing musical inspiration to the U.S. Army.  

Graduates of ECU’s School of Music are finding not only professional success but also personal fulfillment serving their country and fellow soldiers as members of Army bands across the country and world.  (Read more.)

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School welcomes trumpet professor DiMartino

Gabriel DiMartino has joined the ECU School of Music as assistant professor of trumpet.

DiMartino has performed as a member of The Wichita Symphony, The New Columbian Brass Band and the Doc Severinsen Big Band.