School of Music News

Guest Artists to Host Free Concert, Workshop on Nineteenth Century Fortepiano


Prolific composers Beethoven and Mozart wrote many of their works for the fortepiano, a predecessor of the modern piano, during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Music lovers in modern-day Knoxville can enjoy beautiful sounds from this centuries-old instrument during a concert and workshop at UT on September 26 and 27.

UT has ‘no plans’ for new band director search

Knoxville News Sentinel

The News Sentinel recently highlighted the Pride of the Southland Band and its preparations ahead of this fall’s football season. The band will march under Interim Director Don Ryder. The band also has a few surprises for fans during the season opener against Utah State on August 31. Read the full story here.

Music Student to Perform at Carnegie Hall Friday


Carson Hayes, a senior music major, will be a featured solo pianist at a special concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall on Friday, April 25. The 8:00 p.m. concert will take place in the Weill Recital Hall. It is part of the InterHarmony International Music Festival’s concert series.

Confucius Institute Brings Top Musician to Perform April 24

Xiaojun Huo

First-ranking Chinese musician Xiaojun Huo will perform “A Harmony of Strings” on April 24 at UT. The performance begins at 1:30 p.m. in the University Center auditorium, and is free and open to the public. Huo is the first-ranking erhu player in China. The erhu is a two-stringed bowed musical instrument that originated in China and is known in the western world as the “Chinese violin.”

Metro Pulse: Review: UT Opera’s ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’

Metro Pulse writer Alan Sherrod gave a stellar review of UT’s recent production of the opera Cosi Fan Tutte. Read the story here. The spring opera was presented  April 10 to 13 at the Carousel Theatre.