Geoffrey Herd’s passion for the violin is infectious. His enthusiasm has attracted students from China, Thailand, and throughout the US to study at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Now he is sharing his love of stringed instruments closer to home.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, announced the selection of senior music major Elise “Josie” Campbell as a 2021 Marshall Scholar, a prestigious designation awarded to no more than 50 US students each year to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom.
Karns Middle School music teacher Kami Lunsford, a 2006 music education alumna, was named Tennessee Teacher of the Year for the 2020–21 academic year.
Over the past two years, a partnership between the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and UT Health Science Center has evaluated the effect of noise-induced hearing loss on students in the School of Music.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, students in the School of Music and residents of a senior living community connected on Zoom to enjoy performances of final exams.
At 46, in the midst of a successful career as a commercial musician, music director, teacher, and performer, Dennis Belisle decided to enroll in UT’s School of Music to pursue a new dream—being a composer.
UT is one of only a few universities in the United States to offer specific certificate and degree programs for students who want to be music composers or music teachers, according to a recent article in the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy.
For the second year, Rosalind Hackett, Distinguished Professor in the Humanities in UT’s Department of Religious Studies, will facilitate sessions at Big Ears Festival.
UT School of Music graduate student Kevork Esmeryan spent part of January traveling to schools around the Knoxville area playing violins once played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust.
The School of Music, in collaboration with UT Libraries, is excited to announce a music and art performance, “Americana,” from 2 to 5 p.m. January 13 in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center.
After spending six months in Italy as a Fulbright Scholar in 2016, School of Music Associate Professor Brendan McConville will meet with Ambassador of Italy to the United States Armando Varricchio in Washington, DC, on December 11 as part of a gathering of past Fulbright Scholars.
The UT School of Music has received a $3.14 million gift from entrepreneur and former Marine Eric W. Barton.