For UNC-Chapel Hill Faculty

Classroom Collaborations

Engagement at Carolina Performing Arts frequently works with UNC-Chapel Hill faculty to create and facilitate performance-inspired class discussions, group projects, and written assignments that enhance and complicate individual course content. 

We consult with professors to collaboratively design interdisciplinary lessons and units on social, cultural, historical, and aesthetic questions and themes. To learn more, contact us.

Additional Engagement Opportunities

Opportunities to engage with artists are not limited to the classroom. We work with many faculty on other engagement activities, which can supplement related course content or stand on their own. They include, but are not limited to:

  • Dance and music masterclasses
  • Pre- and post-performance meet-and-greets with classes
  • Pre- and post-performance moderated discussions
  • Performances with classes

Please note that CPA’s ability to schedule these and other additional activities depends on the visiting performers’ time and willingness to schedule extra activities on campus. 

If you are interested in pursuing an engagement event with your class, please contact us as soon as possible with your request.

Please note: In order to create a meaningful event for both artists and students, these activities must be REQUIRED as part of the class syllabus.

Faculty Advisory Committee

CPA’s engagement activities are also informed by our Faculty Advisory Committee, a multidisciplinary cohort of UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, who collaborate on developing long-term strategies for connecting CPA with academic disciplines. If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Dr. Amanda Graham, CPA’s associate director of engagement.

Committee Members

Tracey Bersley (Dramatic Art)
Marc Callahan (Music)
Susan Coppola (Occupational Therapy)
Carl Ernst (Religious Studies)
Suzanne Gulledge (Education)
Shandol Hoover (Honors Carolina)
Mark Katz (Music)
Laurie McNeil (Physics and Astronomy)
Deepanjan Mukhopadhyay (Art and Art History)
Eric Muller (Law)
Peter Nisbet (Ackland Art Museum)
Tony Perucci (Communication)
Michelle Robinson (American Studies)
Annette Rodriguez (American Studies)
Tanya Shields (Women’s and Gender Studies)
Niklaus Steiner (Center for Global Initiatives)
Jane Thrailkill (English)
Adam Versenyi (Dramatic Art)
Amy Weil (Medicine)
Clara Yang (Music)

Special Advisors
Elizabeth Engelhardt (Senior Associate Dean for Fine Arts & Humanities)
Ron Strauss (Executive Vice Provost)

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