Academics who study the music of diverse cultures will gather at UT this week to explore a variety of themes, from the impact of tourism on music to the role of music in psychological health.
School of Music News
The second annual Jazz Festival Concert on Saturday, March 7, will feature the UT Big Band with guest musician Dick Oatts. It is free and open to the public and will be held in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center.
Cello amateurs, professionals, and enthusiasts from around the United States will converge at UT for an intensive three-day exploration and celebration of the instrument from Friday, Feb. 27, to Sunday, March 1.
Pianist Kevin Class, along with other UT faculty members and guest artists, will present a concert featuring the piano chamber music of German composer Johannes Brahms on Monday, February 23.
The Korean Children’s Choir will perform a free thirty-minute concert at UT on Friday, February 20. The 2:00 p.m. concert will be in the James R. Cox Auditorium of the Alumni Memorial Building.
Ten southern collegiate a cappella groups will compete this weekend at UT for a chance to advance to the national stage.
UT this week announced permanent leadership for the Pride of the Southland Band. Effective February 1, Don Ryder will begin serving as the director of bands. Mike Stewart has been named associate director of bands. The News Sentinel highlighted this news in a recent story (login required). The Low Country Current also featured this news in this
Effective February 1, Don Ryder will begin serving as the director of bands. Mike Stewart has been named associate director of bands. Ryder and Stewart have held the interim director and associate director positions since October 2013.
A documentary featuring the Ireland concert tour of the UT Chamber Singers will air on East Tennessee PBS at 3:30 p.m., Sunday.
Jeff Pappas, director of the School of Music, has been elected to the board of directors of the National Association of Schools of Music.