Musically speaking, Paul Royse, a senior from Knoxville in music theory and piano performance, is going where no one has gone before. His focus: grindcore, a genre of music fusing aspects of heavy metal and hardcore punk that originated in the mid-1980s but has been virtually absent in music research literature.
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Jeffrey Pappas, director of the School of Music has been elected treasurer of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) executive committee.
A documentary detailing the UT Chamber Singers’ 2015 England Cathedral Residency will air on East Tennessee PBS at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 9.
In February, the School of Music honored Pulitzer Prize- and Grammy award-winning artist Jennifer Higdon during a four-day event. Several local outlets covered the event.
In an orange sea of instruments and people, pinpointing one voice in the crowd is near impossible. Take away the stadium, the fans and the marching band, and you’ve got the UT Singers. WVLT-TV Channel 8 recently caught up with the students that comprise the UT Singers.
Musicians celebrated Black History Month at UT with a musical tour through African-American history in February. The School of Music hosted the event, which was featured by WATE-TV Channel 6.
Marvelene Moore, professor emerita in UT’s School of Music, will be recognized at this year’s African American Trailblazer series at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21.
The School of Music’s annual black-tie gala to raise money for student scholarships this spring is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Cherokee Country Club.
The School of Music will celebrate composer Jennifer Higdon—a native of Maryville whose honors include both a Pulitzer Prize and a Grammy award—during a series of concerts and a guest lecture Friday, February 17, through Thursday, February 23.
“The Ready for the World Music Series: Brazilian Colors” will feature an artistic and cultural artifact exhibit and reception at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, February 12, in the lobby of the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center.