College of Arts + Architecture

Dave Brubeck and the Performance of Whiteness

How can we—historians, writers, musicians, audiences—understand the legacy and impact of a musician like Dave Brubeck? It is undeniable that Brubeck leveraged his fame as a jazz musician and status as a composer for social justice causes, and in doing so, held to a...

Student Equity Council

We acknowledge the importance of our student body collective voice as we look to address not only our future as the College of Arts + Architecture, but as we aim to be a welcoming environment for all people and all future students. The students in this team...

Equity Council, College-wide conversations

Town-hall meetings, subject specific, in which the Equity Council team helps facilitate college-wide conversations centering the values of Equity and Justice

Gender and racial equity in music performance

Through performances and commissioning of new musical works, I strive to promote women and underrepresented composers. The creative activity will be evaluated by number of commissions funded, completed, recorded and ultimately submitted to an internationally...


Zavala-Zavala is an opera composed by UNCC Music Professor Brian Arreola, set to a libretto (the words) by Anna Deeny Morales, Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University's Center for Latin American Studies. The opera dramatizes the family separation crisis at the U....

Additional course focus and assignments

I added a section to Scene Design I that focuses on African American centered play – "Facing Our Truth: Short Plays on Trayvon, Race, and Privilege." Students were required to use one of the short plays for their scene design final project. We engaged in course...

Community Innovation Incubator: Advancing West Charlotte's Pursuit of a Food Retail Solution

Multi-unit, multi-institution initiative as part of local community team to investigate opportunities for community-owned food retail in parts of West Charlotte.

Creation of Disability Theatre Corse

I created a new course, Disability Theatre, that focuses the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities as they try to become fully engaged in the discipline of theatre. Goals include: students will investigate how those with disabilities are portrayed in...

College of Arts + Architecture Equity Council

College faculty and staff council developing programming, evaluating policies, initiating actions related to Equity and Social Justice in the College and related community activities.

Affordable Housing Architecture Studio

Undergraduate architecture studio sponsored by professional firm to investigate low-rise high-density affordable housing in Charleston, SC.