But there was one problem for this guitarist: He didn't know where to find jamming partners.
Gresham, a sophomore interdisciplinary studies major -- a combination of music, folklore and creative writing -- was not about to let his passion for music dwindle in a town surrounded by local bands and performance gigs.
In October, wanting to help other musicians who shared his predicament, Gresham created the Musician Ring, a listserv for University students interested in all aspects of music.
And now Gresham is organizing a concert for February featuring bands who are members of the Musician Ring.
"(The ring) is a network for musicians to meet each other and know who's out there," he said. "It's to encourage collaboration for any instrument, any genre, anyone interested in music."
Gresham sat in the Pit for a week advertising the ring, sent e-mails to UNC band members and hyped up the listserv in his classes.
And he is more than pleased with the turnout of 167 members.
"The response has been wonderful. It turned out as well as I hoped," he said.
The ring serves as a relay among musicians hoping to find an addition to a band, advertise equipment for sale or promote music shows.