School of Music News

UT School of Music Commemorates 9/11 with Faculty Chamber Music Concert

A musical selection that incorporates messages left at Ground Zero will be part of a UT Knoxville concert to mark the tenth anniversary of the events of 9/11. Sifting through the Ruins will be the centerpiece performance of the School of Music’s Faculty Chamber Music Concert.

First UT Pregame Showcase Focuses on Noted American Composer

UT Knoxville School of Music professor David Northington says the music of his mentor Aaron Copland “put America on the musical map.” This season’s first College of Arts and Sciences Pregame Faculty Showcase, “A Musical Tribute to a Great American: Aaron Copland,” will be led by Northington and will focus on the composer and his work.

Celebration of Roger Stephens’s Life

A celebration of the life of Roger Stephens, director of the University of Tennessee School of Music, will be held Tuesday, September 6. Faculty, staff, students, and community members are invited to the tribute, which will include remembrances and musical reflections.

UT Knoxville Seeks to Become an All-Steinway School

It’s been said that a musician is only as good as his or her instrument. UT Knoxville’s School of Music is working to provide its students with the finest pianos in the industry made by Steinway & Sons. The goal to raise more than $3.5 million to become an All-Steinway School was announced Monday during an on-campus event with university and Steinway representatives, along with donors and friends of the university.

UT School of Music Hosts Scholarship Benefit

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, School of Music will host the Spring Sensation 2011 to benefit student scholarships on April 16. The evening of music, fine dining and auctions begins at 6 p.m. at the Knoxville Downtown Hilton.

School of Music Awarded for Marketing Efforts

UT Knoxville’s School of Music received a Bronze Citation of Excellence and a Silver ADDY at the 2011 ADDY Awards on Saturday at the Crowne Plaza hotel in downtown Knoxville.

Mourning the Passing of Music Director Roger Stephens

The university community has lost one of its most beloved faculty members. Roger Stephens, professor and director of the School of Music, died Sunday evening after a courageous battle with cancer for several years. Stephens came to the university in 2001 and worked tirelessly to make a difference as director of the School of Music.

News Sentinel: UT music building groundbreaking held

UT Knoxville celebrated a groundbreaking Wednesday, Nov. 9, for the new Natalie L. Haslam Music Center. This News Sentinel article covers the event. Natalie Haslam, a graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences and a music and arts enthusiast, designated $10 million of a family foundation gift to the project.

UT Opera Theatre Opens L’Elisir d’Amore Nov. 12

L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love), a comical love story by the Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti, will be performed by the University of Tennessee’s Opera Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12; 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13; and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14. All performances will be held at the Bijou Theatre. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for UT students.