First Fridays 2021-2022 Call for Musicians

About First Fridays

Created in Fall 2019 by Arts Everywhere and the UNC Department of Music, First Fridays is a concert series that features pop-up performances by different student and chamber ensembles on the first Friday of each month in the rotunda of Hill Hall as well as in various locations across campus. These informal concerts allow students, faculty, staff, and community members to come and go as they listened to live music of all genres and configurations.

Last year’s virtual performances featured music by underrepresented voices such as Mélanie Bonis, Betty Jackson King, Robert Owens, Julia Perry, Florence Price, William Grant Still and Chen Yi.

This year, we’re celebrating the many sights and sounds of Carolina and look forward to showcasing a wide variety of different genres and styles of music. Details about location and COVID guidelines for these performances are still being finalized. More information will be provided soon.

Selected musicians will be featured in the monthly virtual First Friday series and will receive $50 per person OR $200 per ensemble of 5 people or more. Each performer/group will be featured in a mini profile/blog post on them to help with the push leading up to the performance.



This call for proposals is open to all UNC students. Both individual performers and small student groups will be considered. Students do not need to be affiliated with the music department to perform on First Fridays.


How to Participate

Fill out the online interest form and representatives from Arts Everywhere and the UNC Department of Music will contact you in regards to next steps.

Learn more about past First Friday performances or watch the 2020-2021 First Fridays performances. 

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