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School of Music News
After almost forty years of teaching at the University of Tennessee, Professor David Northington will retire at the end of the 2015–16 academic year. He will celebrate by performing a tribute to Chopin at one of his final concerts on Sunday.
UT senior Hailey Myatt joined a barbershop music group last year after responding to a Facebook message from three members searching for a bass singer to complete their quartet in St. Louis, Missouri. Last month, her group placed eighth in the world at the Sweet Adelines International Quartet Finals in Las Vegas.
Four UT professors are serving as Fulbright Scholars this academic year—J. Patrick Biddix, Joseph Bozell, Brad Collett, and Brendan McConville.
The UT Symphony Orchestra will present the academic premiere of Knoxville: Summer of 2015, a musical sequel to Samuel Barber’s famous Knoxville: Summer of 1915, on October 30 at the Tennessee Theatre in downtown Knoxville. Several media outlets spoke to composer Ellen Reid about the project.
The UT Symphony Orchestra will present the academic premiere of Knoxville: Summer of 2015, a musical sequel to Samuel Barber’s famous Knoxville: Summer of 1915, on Friday, October 30, at the Tennessee Theatre in downtown Knoxville. The concert is a collaboration of the School of Music and the Department of Theatre.
UT’s School of Music is hosting its first contemporary music festival October 22–24.
The School of Music kicks off the Ready for the World Music Series with the music of Latin America on Sunday, October 11, at the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center.
Tyler Padgett, who played Javert in the Tennessee Valley Players’ production of Les Misérables, says his vocal performance studies in the School of Music will carry him into his future career. “Working with TVP is an opportunity to learn from UT’s professors, perform with fellow music students, and become part of a community of local performers while actively growing in my craft,” he says. >> Video
A trio of student inventors from UT will compete against other student teams from Southeastern Conference schools in an entrepreneurial pitch competition at the 2015 Southeastern Conference Symposium next week in Atlanta.