News in Brief: A Runner and Recording Artist Hits ‘The Music Beat’

January 31, 2024
Claire Bolton recording music

Claire Frazier Bolton, a cognitive science major at UVA, pulls double duty as a singer and an athlete. (Photo by Matt Riley, University Communications; photo illustration by John DiJulio, University Communications)

Whether laying down tracks or running on one, fourth-year student Claire Frazier Bolton has made her mark at the University of Virginia.

The aspiring artist got her first taste of the music business while still in high school, when record label scouts came calling. Now after balancing being a student-athlete and a musician, she’s looking to take her experience and expertise to a career behind the scenes in the music industry. 

You can learn more about Bolton when a special edition of UVA Today, the “Music Beat,” hits your inbox Friday morning. Plus, you’ll have the chance to learn about the special request Elvis Costello made of a UVA student when he played his first show without his band and learn more about the student artist whose hand-drawn concert posters chronicle Charlottesville’s music scene of the 1980s and ’90s. 

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There’s more good news if you like music as much as we do: Friday’s special edition is the first part of a music series we’re launching. Stories in the Music Beat will offer you the chance to learn about musical happenings on Grounds – past, present and future.

Want to be a part of the Music Beat? Send us the rundown of your college mixtapes from your time on Grounds and you might be featured in a future edition.

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Alice Berry

University News Associate Office of University Communications