School of Music News

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.

Music Professor Performs Works of Pianist Aaron Copland

David Northington, professor in the School of Music, will treat audiences to a taste of the works of Aaron Copland. Northington’s piano recital will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, at the Music Hall of the School of Music. The recital is free and open to the public and parking will be available at the Music Building. Northington presently is in the process of recording the complete piano works of Copland for Centaur Records.

Musicology Presentation Brings Renaissance Music to UT Knoxville

A unique lecture hosted by the School of Music’s musicology program will bring the sounds of the court of Henry VIII to UT Knoxville. Part of the Distinguished Lecture Series in Musicology, Laura Gustafson, a woodwind specialist, will present “Wind Music of the Renaissance: A Lecture-Demonstration of Period Instruments” from 11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, in Room 145 of the Music Building on the UT Knoxville campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.

UT’s Coleman Selected Vice President of National Piano Association

A UT Knoxville staff member has been chosen to serve as a regional vice president of the world’s largest piano technician association. Jim Coleman, a piano technician in the UT School of Music, was elected vice president during the recent Piano Technicians Guild Convention. Coleman will represent the interests of nearly 4,000 piano technicians around the world.