School of Music News

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.

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.