School of Music News

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.

UT Symphony Orchestra Presents Halloween Spooktacular Concert Sunday

Start your trick or treating this weekend with a special Halloween treat from the UT Knoxville School of Music. The University of Tennessee Symphony Orchestra will present “Halloween Spooktacular” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, in the James R. Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building.

UT Music Faculty Chamber Series Concert This Weekend

The School of Music at UT Knoxville may be without a building while their new home is being constructed, but the show must go on. The first of three concerts in the Faculty Chamber Music Series will take place this Sunday at the Knoxville Museum of Art, a new venue for this particular concert series.

Doc Severinsen, Johnny Carson’s Trumpet Man, Visits School of Music

Doc Severinsen, the trumpet player and music director on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson, will visit the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, School of Music next week to talk about his career and play a couple of songs. “Trumpet Talk with Doc” begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, in the Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building.

Faculty Concert to Benefit UT School of Music Student Scholarship Fund

Music faculty from UT Knoxville will join forces in a special performance to help raise money for the UT School of Music Student Scholarship Fund. The Tellico Musicale will take place from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Tellico Village Yacht Club in Loudon.

UT Music Professor Releases CD Featuring Works of Famed Cellist

Wesley Baldwin, associate professor of cello in the UT School of Music, has just released a new CD, featuring works for cello by American Composer Alan Shulman. Released worldwide this month on the Albany label, the recording is expected to substantially raise awareness of Shulman’s solo literature for cello.

UT’s David Northington Recognized by National Honor Society

David Northington, professor of music at UT Knoxville, has been selected by the Phi Kappa Phi national honor society as the 2010-12 National Phi Kappa Phi Artist for his accomplishments as a pianist, professor and campus and community volunteer. Only one of these awards is given nationally every three years.