UT this week announced permanent leadership for the Pride of the Southland Band. Effective February 1, Don Ryder will begin serving as the director of bands. Mike Stewart has been named associate director of bands. The News Sentinel highlighted this news in a recent story (login required). The Low Country Current also featured this news in this
Effective February 1, Don Ryder will begin serving as the director of bands. Mike Stewart has been named associate director of bands. Ryder and Stewart have held the interim director and associate director positions since October 2013.
A documentary featuring the Ireland concert tour of the UT Chamber Singers will air on East Tennessee PBS at 3:30 p.m., Sunday.
Jeff Pappas, director of the School of Music, has been elected to the board of directors of the National Association of Schools of Music.
UT’s celebration of classical music from around the world continues this year with performances featuring Eastern European music on Sunday, January 11. The event will introduce works by legendary eastern European composers for small chamber ensembles.
The university presented Knoxville native and entertainer Mary Costa with an honorary doctorate Monday at a special event held in her honor.
An adaptation of a Greek play about a betrayed woman and revenge will have its world premiere at UT and will run from November 7 to 9.
International award-winning pianist Alec Chien will perform at UT on Thursday, November 6.
Classical music from around the world will be celebrated in UT’s Ready for the World Music Series, which kicks off on Sunday, October 12.
Irish tunes and hot Latin beats are on tap for the next faculty chamber series concert at UT on Sunday, October 5. More than a dozen UT School of Music faculty will showcase their talents during the 3:00 p.m. event.
Prolific composers Beethoven and Mozart wrote many of their works for the fortepiano, a predecessor of the modern piano, during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Music lovers in modern-day Knoxville can enjoy beautiful sounds from this centuries-old instrument during a concert and workshop at UT on September 26 and 27.
A composer who has written music for television and radio and whose opera Medea will have its world premiere at UT will be an artist-in-residence this fall.