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Wolf Tones

Cover of digital issue of Wolf Tones with image of drum major Laura Dugan conducting.

Mar 10, 2022

Wolf Tones | Volume 4, Issue 2

The spring 2022 issue of Wolf Tones magazine includes stories about music minors who lead NC State ensembles and internationally recognized drum corps, an arts entrepreneurship alum building her music career in Colombia, and our latest student spotlight video featuring Masini scholar Gage Fringer. 

Laura Dugan stands on a ladder in uniform with her hands raised. A crowd of fans wearing red and white is behind her in the stands.

Mar 10, 2022

Rising through the ranks

Music performance minors Laura Dugan and Samer Issa step into leadership roles with NC State ensembles and internationally recognized drum and bugle corps. 

Daniela Gaudete sits between two producers in front of computer and recording equipment in a studio

Mar 10, 2022

Building a music business

Arts entrepreneurship alumna Daniela Gaudete '20 is building a strong and sustainable foundation for a music career in her home country of Colombia, using the skills and perspective shifts she acquired at NC State. 

Eva Feucht holds her young son who is holding a toy trombone, while the marching band trombone section walks past them.

Nov 18, 2021

The strength of the Pack is our people

There are dozens of music department alumni working at NC State. Many of them are former members of the Power Sound of the South marching band. Others performed in choirs, jazz ensembles, orchestras or concert bands. Some performed in every ensemble they could during their time as a student. For many, even though they haven’t made… 

A student sings into a microphone outdoors, with other members of Chordination a cappella singing in the background.

Nov 8, 2021

Finding their voice

Establishing a new a cappella group is no small feat in the best of times. Establishing a new a cappella group in the middle of a global pandemic when in-person rehearsals are off the table and you can’t perform on campus to create buzz is an entirely different challenge. That was the endeavor undertaken by… 

Nov 4, 2021

Wolf Tones | Volume 4, Issue 1

In this issue, read about the amazing first-year success of our newest student-run a cappella group Chordination, several exciting faculty projects including a new arts entrepreneurship textbook and a journal exploring music’s impact on the environment, a new marching band scholarship that will help students march with the Power Sound of the South, and the… 

May 3, 2021

Staying connected through learning

Associate teaching professor Olga Kleiankina curates a virtual lecture and master class series to help her piano students connect with one another online while challenging them in new ways. 

May 3, 2021

Shining light on Black opera

Musicology lecturer Kristen Turner joins the working team for the Black Opera Research Network, an international organization supporting scholars and creators of Black opera.  Musicology lecturer Kristen Turner is a scholar who enjoys working on a variety of projects. She is currently writing two books, has several journal publications that came out recently, hosts a… 

May 3, 2021

Honoring our piano pioneers

A new piano performance scholarship is named in honor of Marilyn Lynch and Phyllis Vogel, faculty who built the piano program at NC State and helped shape the music department. When an anonymous donor made a generous gift to endow a new piano performance scholarship in the Department of Music, they left it up to the… 

Apr 29, 2021

Every note we play together is a win

After nearly a year of online classes, faculty and students return to the rehearsal hall to make music together. With our COVID-19 mitigations in place, it doesn’t look the same. But it sounds triumphant. It takes enormous teamwork, expense and creativity to teach and make music in an entirely new way, and that’s exactly the…