Outreach & Program Enhancements

Billy Taylor Jazz Festival

This annual festival was founded by ECU’s Carroll V. Dashiell and is hosted at the University each Spring.

Concerts at Cypress Glenn

We offer monthly concerts by School of Music students and faculty at the Cypress Glen Retirement Community in Greenville.

Faculty member Dr. Henry Doskey is the coordinator of this program.

Students & Faculty performers: please submit program information to Dr. O’Brien via e-mail.

Friends of Jazz

The Friends of Jazz purpose is to improve awareness and financial support for the School of Music Jazz Studies Program.

Friends of the School of Music

Friends organizations exist in Greenville, Farmville, Edenton, Washington, New Bern, and Carteret County. Other related groups support Jazz and Opera.

Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival

Directed by faculty member Ara Gregorian (violin), this series of residences and concerts brings over 20 renowned performers to ECU each year.

North Carolina NewMusic Initiative

Founded and directed by Professor Edward Jacobs, Ives Fellowship recipient, American Academy of Arts and Letters.