School of Music News

Bringing String Music Education to Tanzania

Hillary Herndon, associate professor in the School of Music and a Community Engagement Incentive Grant winner, along with some of her students, have begun their summer collaborating with local administrators and teachers at a school in Moshi, Tanzania, to introduce some of the school’s students to their first string instruments.

Longtime Piano Instructor Receives Major Award Prior to Retirement

Fay Adams featured

When Fay Adams was in second grade, she told her classmates on Career Day that she wanted to be a piano teacher. At the end of this semester, Adams will retire from UT, where she’s taught piano for forty-four years. But before she leaves, she will add a huge honor to her resume: Adams has been named music teacher of the year by the Music Teacher National Association, the preeminent professional society for music teachers.