Music students from UT, area high schools and multiple states will have the opportunity this week to learn from an expert—Avi Kaplan, bass vocalist in the Grammy award-winning a cappella group Pentatonic. The group formed in 2011 and won the third season of NBC’s vocal competition show, “The Sing-Off.”
School of Music News
The Knoxville Mercury recently featured the UT Opera Theatre’s production of Ulysses. The theater performed the play in early November.
Rolling Stone magazine featured Nief-Norf, a contemporary music ensemble co-created by Andrew Bliss, UT assistant professor of music.
Alumna Alexandria Shiner got the chance to study with renowned opera singer Renée Fleming over the summer in Chicago. Shiner was chosen from hundreds of applicants to participate in the National Association of Teachers of Singing master class, a small workshop at which Fleming mentored Shiner and three other students.
Acclaimed opera singer Anne Azema is at UT to present a series of master classes, lectures, and voice coaching to students in the College of Arts and Sciences, both in the School of Music and the French program.
The School of Music launches this year’s Ready for the World Series with a celebration of Polish music and culture on Sunday, September 25.
Associate Professor Brendan McConville has returned to UT after spending six months in Italy, but the sounds of the Italian countryside continue to resonate in his work.
The School of Music’s new Sandra G. Powell Endowed Professor of Piano, Chih-long Hu, will make his recital debut this Sunday.
WBIR-TV Channel 10 highlighted the International Tuba Euphonium Conference that was recently held at UT.
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.