Rachel Jensen


Sophmore Faith Jones, Assistant Conductor of Tar Heel Voices, practices her solo at rehearsal for their upcoming competition.

Hark the sound of ICCA quarterfinals with the Tar Heel Voices

The Tar Heel Voices, UNC’s oldest co-ed a cappella group, are preparing to compete at the quarterfinal level in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella on Saturday at the Carolina Theatre in Durham. This will be the group’s first appearance at the ICCAs in five years. 

Shred for Music Ed raised money for the band program at C.E. Jordan High School in Durham. Photo courtesy of Paul Jones Photography.

Shred for Music Ed event to raise funds for local high school band program

Almost 200 people came out last Friday night to the Motorco Music Hall to attend Shred for Music Ed, an event intended to raise money for the band program at C.E. Jordan High School in Durham. Four local bands — A Light Divided, Kairos., The Reticent and Undrask performed in the show. Band director and member of The Reticent Chris Hathcock organized the event, which raised over $2,000 for the program. Staff writer Rachel Jensen had a conversation with Hathcock about his motivation and the preparation that went into the event. 

Long Neck is performing at Local 506 on Jan. 13. Photo courtesy of Lily Mastrodimos.

Q&A with Long Neck's Lily Mastrodimos

The band Long Neck will be performing a show Saturday at Local 506 with Infinity Crush and It Looks Sad. Lily Mastrodimos is the founding member of the group. Staff writer Rachel Jensen had a conversation with Mastrodimos to discuss the band, their new album "Will This Do?" and more. 

Local students perform at Musical Empowerment recital

This Saturday, local students are showcasing their musical skills at Musical Empowerment's Fall Recital. Musical Empowerment at UNC-Chapel Hill is a nonprofit organization that provides private music lessons for 125 underserved children from the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area. The families of these students would not otherwise have access to lessons.