Artwork for “Windows,” the first recording on the University of North Carolina School of the Arts’ new media platform. The recording features UNCSA faculty members performing works by Valerie Coleman, Jessie Montgomery, Reena Esmail, and Kamala Sankaram.

In Thursday’s (9/28) Winston-Salem Journal (North Carolina), Richard Craver writes, “University of North Carolina School of the Arts has launched a media publishing platform that will feature creative projects from faculty and alumni. UNCSA Media debuted Thursday with its first release of ‘Windows,’ a recording featuring faculty members performing works by contemporary composers as well as a world premiere commission by Kamala Sankaram. ‘Windows’ was recorded and mixed by UNCSA alumnus Bill Stevens at Ovation Sound in Winston-Salem … ‘Windows’ will be available through major streaming platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon. UNCSA Media was established with assistance from the Kenan Institute for the Arts. The plan is to produce up to three releases annually covering music, film/video, plays and dance to leverage ‘the conservatory’s five disciplines on one campus and its extensive … network of alumni and faculty.’ UNCSA Chancellor Brian Cole said … that the platform also ‘will provide curricular opportunities for our students to gain practical skills that will help them become entrepreneurs and artists … It is more critical than ever for our student artists to learn the value of ownership and of leveraging their intellectual property as they move into the professional world.’ ”