UTM Piano Ensemble - directed by Dr. Elaine Harriss
The UTM Piano Ensemble is one of the strongest in the country. it was founded in the 1970s by Dr. Allison Nelson, UTM Professor Emerita, who performed around the world with Harry Neal as the Nelson and Neal Piano Duo. The ensemble is currently directed by Dr. Elaine Harriss who for many years performed as a duo partner with Dr. Nelson. The UTM Piano Ensemble is the major ensemble for piano students. Regular rehearsals are held Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00 to 12:50 p.m. and the class is offered for credit. The ensemble performs a full program once per semester. The group plays a wide variety of literature including music for one piano four hands, two pianos four hands, two pianos eight hands, etc., up to five pianos. The UTM piano ensemble library includes a large repertoire of works originally written for multiple players as well as selected arrangements. The ensemble is made up of UTM piano majors and minors. Non-majors with a good piano background are welcomed and strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Elaine Harriss regarding joining the ensemble.
Saxophone choir is a group ranging in size from 15-25 saxophones, utilizing soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones. This ensemble performs on and off campus and is open to all student on campus, regardless of major. No audition is required and the ensemble rehearses 1 hour each week. Contact Dr. Amy Parks Simmons for information about joining at email@example.com or 731.881.7413.
Trombone Choir - directed by Dr. Joseph W. Frye
The UTM Trombone Choir is designed to serve as a pedagogical extension of the Trombone Studio, giving students the opportunity to apply skills learned in lessons in a musical setting. The choir is a very active part of the Department of Music at UT Martin, performing regular concerts on campus as well as several outreach concerts a year including performing at UTM athletic events and other community venues. Membership in the Trombone Choir is open to all trombone-playing students currently enrolled at UT Martin.
UTM Undersound - directed by Matthew Stratton
The Undersound is the flagship large tuba and euphonium ensemble at UTM. The group consists of four euphoniums and four tubas. The Undersound performs music from every genre and actively seeks commissions of new works for the medium. We are always searching for ways to collaborate with fellow musicians and other artistic disciplines at UTM. The ensemble is open to all UTM students and is selected via process of audition at the beginning of each fall semester.
The tuba and euphonium studio offers two quartets. Members of the UTM Undersound are given priority selection for a quartet. Quartet I plays advanced literature and receives weekly coaching. The repertoire for Quartet II is selected with the purpose of mastering the fundamentals of playing in a tuba and euphonium quartet.
Double Reed Ensemble - directed by Dr. Doug Owens
The UTM Double Reed Ensemble provides a musical outlet for students who play oboe or bassoon in a small to medium like-instrument setting. The group has included music majors specializing in one of the double reeds, music majors who "double," students seeking degrees outside of music, and even local high school students and community members with an appropriate background on bassoon or oboe. If you are interested in obtaining more information on the Ensemble, please feel free to contact Dr. Douglas Owens at firstname.lastname@example.org