UNC Asheville Department of Music


Giant Super Mega Music Festival

Tuesday, April 23


Main Quad & Lipinsky Lobby

Join the Music Department for an afternoon of great listening and good times! From rock to jazz, classical to bluegrass, the Giant Super Mega Music Festival will showcase performances from eleven (!) different student ensembles on three different stages. Roll out your picnic blankets, visit the food truck, bring a frisbee, and come be a part of an unforgettable day at UNC Asheville.

Featured ensembles:


Chamber Music Ensemble

Bluegrass Ensemble

The Clayton Jordan Big Band

Wop Bop A Loo Bop

The Wayne Shorter Ensemble

Breakfast Club

Latin Jazz Ensemble

Progressive Rock Ensemble

Sunset Mountain Collective

Songwriters Ensemble






Robbie Creech, music major and Dr. Emily Mariko Eng, Pep Band Director


UNC Asheville Department of Music

Who We Are

At UNC Asheville’s Music Department, the classical co-exists with the contemporary. We explore the many connections and interactions between music and all facets of human life through instruction and performance. Students learn in cutting-edge classrooms at the only university where music pioneer Bob Moog – inventor of the Moog Synthesizer – ever taught. In addition to being dedicated teachers, our faculty are active musicians who enrich Asheville’s thriving music scene and the cultural life of our campus.

What You’ll Learn

Students wishing admittance to the B.F.A. in Jazz and Contemporary Music or B.S. in Music Technology degree programs must pass an instrumental or vocal audition. An audition is not required for admission to the B.A. in Music degree.

Our highly selective music technology program combines music, engineering, math, computer science, music business, and electronics to teach students how to professionally mix and record music, while our jazz and contemporary music performance program is ideal for those pursuing careers as singers, instrumentalists, composers, and arrangers. Our Bachelor of Arts degree merges music analytical training with history, anthropology, natural sciences, and philosophy to prepare students for a range of careers or graduate studies.

The University Singers, one of several student ensembles, have performed at the White House, while many graduates have found dream jobs working with top artists like R.E.M. and Alison Krauss.

Auditions for Prospective Music Majors

All prospective music majors are required to audition. Please visit our Auditions page for upcoming auditions and more information.

Spring 2024 Ensemble Auditions

Spring 2024 UNCA Music Ensemble Audition Information Combined auditions will be held on Thursday, January… Learn More & Audition

Fall 2023 Events

Please join us for our event and concerts. See Upcoming Events

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Make a gift to UNC Asheville’s Department of Music $50.00 + Student Scholarship Campaign!
Become a Friend of Music and donate $50.00 or more toward scholarships for students and have your name printed on our concert programs. You will also receive a small “thank you” gift from the Department of Music.

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