School of Music News

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.

Northington’s Free Concert in Maryville to Celebrate WUOT Anniversary

As part of its 60th anniversary celebration, WUOT Public Radio will present world-renowned pianist David Northington in a free concert at 8 p.m. on Monday, May 24, in the Lambert Recital Hall of the new Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville. Northington is a professor of piano at the UT Knoxville School of Music and serves as a member of the 91.9 Inc. Board for WUOT.

Valentine’s Day Concert Featuring the Symphony Orchestra

Looking for something different to do for Valentine’s Day? Take your sweetheart to the University of Tennessee Orchestra Program featuring the Symphony Orchestra, at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14 in the Alumni Memorial Building James R. Cox Auditorium. Admission is free.

Jazz for Tots Christmas Concert Tonight

The School of Music presents its annual “Jazz for Tots” Christmas Concert at 7 p.m., tonight, in the Music Hall Auditorium located at 1741 Volunteer Blvd. in the Music Building. The concert is in conjunction with the “Toys for Tots” campaign, a national U.S. Marine Corps program designed to provide Christmas presents for needy children by collecting new toy donations. Admission to the concert is a new unwrapped toy.

Holiday Musicale to Benefit UT Music Scholarships

The School of Music is holding a benefit concert to help raise money for the program’s scholarship funds. Just in time for the holiday season, the Holiday Musicale will be held at the Foundry at the World’s Fair site from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. Reservations must be made by Tuesday, Dec. 1.

School of Music Presents Robert Ward’s ‘The Crucible’

The School of Music at UT Knoxville presents the UT Opera Theatre and UT Symphony Orchestra in Robert Ward’s “The Crucible.” Directed by Carroll Freeman and conducted by Kevin Class, with the libretto by Bernard Stambler, “The Crucible” will be performed three times: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14; and 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street.