For seven decades, legendary pianist Byron Janis has thrilled audiences around the world. He’ll celebrate his eighty-fifth birthday year at UT from February 26 to March 2 by sharing his expertise with a younger generation of musicians and students. Janis will host five days of master classes, discussions, presentations, and performances.
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East Tennessee middle and high school band students can sharpen their music skills and learn from top jazz professionals at UT’s first annual Jazz Festival on Saturday, February 22. Participating bands will have the opportunity to perform before clinicians who will then provide feedback to the students. Guest clinicians are members of the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra and the UT jazz faculty.
Music lovers are invited to a performance of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 by the UT Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, February 15. The 7:30 p.m. concert will be held in James R. Cox Auditorium of the Alumni Memorial Building.
Through teaching, research, and service, our faculty are making an impact on student lives, on our community, and on the world. From music to biology to Spanish, these four faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences are helping their students become lifelong learners.
UT will host a national music conference February 13-15 that will draw music educators, scholars, students, composers, and professionals from
The community is invited to come enjoy some friendly competition and music on Saturday, as nine collegiate a cappella groups vie for the chance to advance to the national stage. UT will host the quarterfinal contest of the International Competition of Collegiate A Cappella. The 7:00 p.m. event will be in the Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall of UT’s Natalie L. Haslam Music Center. UT’s all-women’s a cappella group, reVOLution, also will compete.
Music educators, scholars, students, composers, and professionals from around the nation will converge on UT this month to hone their craft, share best practices, and enjoy concerts by internationally renowned performers. The February 13-15 conference will include a keynote address by famous jazz trumpeter Doc Severinsen, the longtime band leader of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
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There are stars still twinkling in the early morning sky when Jessica Henderson sits down at her kitchen table with a bowl of Cap’n Crunch and coffee. It’s 5:30 a.m. on September 28, and in just about seven hours, Henderson will be leading the Pride of the Southland Band members to Neyland Stadium for kick off. But kick off is not where game day begins for Henderson.
The Swingle Singers, an internationally acclaimed a cappella vocal group known for pushing the boundaries of the human voice, will perform on campus Sunday, November 3. The 6:00 p.m. concert will be in the James R. Cox Auditorium of the Alumni Memorial Building. The groups sing folk ballads, funk jams, fugues, opera, jazz, and pop. The concert is free and open to the public.