Category: Feature

April 9, 2020

Finding Guam’s power sound

Meteorologist music alumni and twins Landon and Brandon Aydlett play the world’s grandest stages with the Guam Territorial Band. There’s something special about the bond between twins. For marching band alumni Landon and Brandon Aydlett,

April 8, 2020

The presidential playlist

Three Raleigh-based musicians with ties to NC State got the surprise of their lives when their song “Raleighwood Hills” made President Obama’s top music of 2019 list in December. There are moments in our lives

April 8, 2020

Innovation in the piano classroom

Olga Kleiankina and a development team at DELTA are reimagining the way introductory piano courses are taught for a new generation of students. As the Department of Music expands its program offerings that explore the

April 7, 2020

Bringing new music to life

Author’s note: This article was written and published in our spring 2020 issue of Wolf Tones prior to the decision to cancel on-campus events due to the coronavirus outbreak. To reduce confusion, we have removed

April 6, 2020

A passion for music and rocket science

Tuba performance minor John Inness revives the NC State Brass Quintet during his final year studying aerospace engineering before he takes off for NASA and the Brass Band of Huntsville, Alabama. When tuba performance minor

January 21, 2020

Student-led gospel choir builds community through song

The creation and performance of music is a shared experience that has brought people together across centuries, cultures and geographic borders. Gospel music in particular is a deeply communal experience, with roots in the black

January 9, 2020

In Profile: Hannah Maier

Harry M. Habets Music Scholarship Name Hannah Maier Major Sociology Instrument I have been playing cello for nine years. Ensemble So far my experience in the symphony has been very fun and fulfilling. I really

November 25, 2019

Whistlin’ their own tunes

The students in the NC State Jazz Combo went from strangers to bandmates to family. Now they’re releasing an album of mostly original songs and reflecting on their time together doing what they love. It’s

November 25, 2019

In profile: Lindsey Wilson

Alby Rose Marching Band Scholarship Name Lindsey Wilson Major Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Instrument I started playing the alto saxophone in sixth grade, making this my eighth year on my instrument. Ensemble I have