Department of Music

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Whitney Lanier

Whitney Lanier '13, B.M., Music Education

Whitney Lanier conducted New Hanover High School choirs in a holiday concert on Monday, Dec. 14 at the school.

Nick Schaivone

Nick Schaivone '15, B.M., Music Education

Nick Schaivone has accepted a position as band director at New Hanover High School.

Ashley FrazierAshley Frazier '14, B.M., Music Education

Ashley Fraizer '15, B.M., Music Education, accepted a position as band director West Pender High School in August 2015.

Waiting for SantaVanessa Lynch (B.A., music '11)

Collaboration between UNCW alumni, students and faculty resulted in the release of Vanessa Lynch's Waiting for Santa. The CD featured Lynch on vocals with Department of Music faculty Jerald Shynett, keyboards/vocals; Michael D'Angelo, drums; Taylor Lee, bass (B.A., Music '12); Cameron Tinklenberg (B.A. Music), with Andy Blair, guitar. Two of the selections were co-written by Lynch and Shynett, who was also musical arranger for all tracks. Music faculty member Karen Kane recorded and engineered the project. The CD, available on is a sophisticated blend of progressive jazz, pop and classical holiday music.

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