Music

UA College of Fine Arts Dean Andrew Schulz was recently named vice president for the arts.
Jan. 17, 2019
The UA is investing in its future as an international arts destination with a new vice president for the arts position, filled by UA College of Fine Arts Dean Andrew Schulz.
Dec. 15, 2017
The UA's Matthew Mugmon, an assistant professor of music, discusses the origins of Christmas music — and why it's rare for new, original Christmas songs to make it big.
Hip-hop's connection to gospel, blues and jazz showed how contemporary culture was modifying the form but reflecting on the same enduring themes, says UA professor Alejandro Nava.
Sept. 18, 2017
Alejandro Nava's book "In Search of Soul" explores the nuances in the meaning of soul, particularly its sacred and profane dimensions, and seeks to explain what is common to both.
Dec. 19, 2016
Technology has helped drive the popularity of festivals while revising the experiences people have with live music, says Brian Moon of the UA's Fred Fox School of Music.
Trevor Cameron Barroero is completing his final year at the UA. As a National Student Exchange Scholar, he spent the past two years at the University of Georgia studying with Timothy K. Adams Jr., former timpanist of the Pittsburgh Symphony, and Kimberly Toscano-Adams, former timpanist of the Tucson Symphony. (Photo: Mindi Acosta)
Oct. 19, 2016
UA Fred Fox School of Music percussion student Trevor Cameron Barroero, a Flinn Scholar, says "the opportunity of a lifetime" awaits him with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra.
Chad Shoopman, director of the Pride of Arizona Marching Band and Pep Band, selected the music of Earth, Wind & Fire to lead the band's new season. Shoopman was a Pride of Arizona member during his years at the UA.
Aug. 31, 2016
Saturday night's football season opener for the Arizona Wildcats will mark the debut of Chad Shoopman, a UA alumnus who now directs the 240-piece Pride of Arizona. For fans of the horn-driven sound of Earth, Wind & Fire, this band's for you, and Shoopman promises "visual and musical surprises."
Student musicians have been tutored by some of the best in jazz at this week's Great Western Jazz Camp. (Photo: Bob Demers/UA News)
June 15, 2016
The Great Western Jazz Camp is the first of its kind in Arizona, bringing in student players to learn for a week from a roster of world-class performers. With UANews video.