When then UNC first-years Sam Lowe and Cameron Champion came to campus, they quickly bonded over a shared appreciation for music and a difficulty in connecting with fellow student musicians.
“We noticed that finding other musicians outside the music department wasn’t the easiest task,” Lowe said. “The organization, Carolina Creates Music, had died down for the last few years, so we offered to take over the reigns.”
The pair have given new life to the organization. Over the summer, they created a website, ccm.network, which allows student musicians to create profiles and connect with their fellow music enthusiasts. Lowe and Champion hope the network will help the organization grow on campus.
“We want to start making Carolina Creates Music a name that’s known across campus,” Lowe said. “It will be a forum to showcase what musicians are doing here. We want the network to be a vibrant place.”
In an effort to increase publicity, the organization is holding their first event Sunday, Oct. 15, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event, held in Manning 209, will feature four local musical acts.