Chamber Music Festival

University Bands

133 Fine Arts

16 Mt. Pelia Road

Martin, TN 38238


(731) 881-7403


John Oelrich, Director of Bands

Chamber Music Festival


The 1st Annual UT Martin Honors Chamber Ensemble Festival will be an exciting event showcasing outstanding high school musicians in a chamber music setting. Through participation in this unique event, you will learn and cultivate chamber music's inherent skills including listening, self-analysis, musical awareness, timing, intonation, style, collaboration and professionalism. You will also be introduced to new repertoire and gain exposure to the chamber music idiom while working with other talented high school musicians.


The UT Martin Department of Music faculty look forward to meeting and creating meaningful musical experiences with you during this inspiring event.



April 25-27, 2012


All Materials Must Be Submitted by April 1, 2013


  1. Audition Video
    • Submit a demonstration of your musical skills.
    • No longer than 10 minutes of total video material
    • The repertoire is listed by instrument below. The goal is to demonstrate your strengths.
    • Upload the video via You Tube or other media sharing method of your choosing and send the link to your specific instrument's UT Martin Faculty (listed below)


  2. Student Information
  3. When you submit the video link to the specific instrument's professor, please include the following information in your email:

    • Name
    • Address
    • Cell Phone Number
    • Email
    • Year in School
    • Name of High School


  4. Other Information
    • There is NO application fee. However, if you are one of the students selected, a $50 tuition fee is required for festival attendance.
    • Additional costs include two nights of lodging and meals, both of which are the student's responsibility.
    • A parent or guardian must accompany participants who are staying in a hotel. Commuters are exempt.


  5. Selected Students
    • All students will be notified by email of acceptance by Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
    • Selected students will be sent all music for advanced preparation.
    • Students should plan to arrive by 6 pm on Thursday, April 25th for a general meeting in room 112 of the University Center.
    • The closing concert will be on Saturday, April 27 at 12:00pm.


**Please direct any questions to your specific instrument faculty member


Flute | Oboe | Clarinet | Bassoon | Saxophone | Trumpet | Horn | Trombone | Euphonium | Tuba | Percussion


FLUTE - Professor Kristen Swisher -

Joachim Andersen - 24 Etudes for Flute, Op. 21

#3 Allegretto, Start at measure 26 and play to the end. Quarter note = 100
#10 Andante cantabile (Romanza), Play from the beginning with both endings to the end of measure 25. Quarter note = 66


OBOE - Dr. Doug Owens -

Ferling - 48 Studies for Oboe (Note: Tempi are suggestions. The auditioning musician's primary goal needs to be that of technical and rhythmic accuracy.)

#13: eighth = 120
#14: quarter = 72


CLARINET - Dr. Christa Frye -

Artistic Studies Book 1: from the French School

#21, page 66 (all) quarter note = 76
#6, page 88 (all) dotted quarter note = 60-66


BASSOON - Dr. Doug Owens -

Weissenborn - 50 Advanced Studies for Bassoon (Note: Tempi are suggestions. The auditioning musician's primary goal needs to be that of technical and rhythmic accuracy.)

#15: Lento, quarter = 52; Andante, quarter = 76; Allegro Scherzando, quarter = 144+


SAXOPHONE - Dr. Doug Owens -

Ferling - 48 Studies for Oboe (Note: Tempi are suggestions. The auditioning musician's primary goal needs to be that of technical and rhythmic accuracy.)

#1: quarter = 60
#2: quarter = 92


TRUMPET - Dr. Kurt Gorman -
Please contact Dr. Kurt Gorman ( if you need help finding the listed repertoire.

Holst - First Suite for Military Band:
First Movement, Chaconne, quarter note pick up to 8 bars before C to C
Second Movement, Intermezzo, beginning to rehearsal A and rehearsal D to 8 bars before E
Brandt - Etude #4 (International edition) first 6 lines


HORN - Dr. Jessie Thoman -

Tchaikowsky - Symphony No. 5, 2nd mvmt, Horn 1 solo

Brahms - Symphony No 1, 2nd mvmt, Horn 1 in E - bar before E to bar after F

Shostakovich - Symphony No 5, 2nd mvmt, Horn 1 54 to 4 before 57

Maxime Alphonse Etudes - Deux cents Etudes Nouvelles - Book 1, Etude No. 48


TROMBONE - Dr. Joseph Frye -

Kopprasch Etude:
Borgodni Etude:


EUPHONIUM - Professor Matt Stratton -
Please contact Professor Stratton ( if you need help finding the listed repertoire.

Kopprasch - Etude No. 3
Holst - First Suite for Band in E-flat - Movement I - Opening Chaconne Melody
Strauss - Ein Helden Leben - Figure 62-66 (Battle Scene)


TUBA - Professor Matthew Stratton -
Please contact Professor Stratton ( if you need help finding the listed repertoire.

Gliere - Russians Sailors Dance - Measures 1 - 25
Holst - Second Suite - Fantasia on the Dargason - 6 after Letter H to the End.
Prokovief - Symphony No. 5 - Movement 1 - Figure 3 through two measures before Figure 6
Etude No. 21 from Blazevich's 70 Studies for BB flat Tuba, Book 1


PERCUSSION - Dr. Julie Hill -
Please visit for more information

The repertoire is your choice and can be anything from an audition etude you have already prepared to a solo or composition of your own. The goal is to demonstrate your strengths.


**Detailed Schedules/Rehearsal Rooms for Wind, Brass, and Percussion will be distributed upon Registration

5:00-6:00pm Registration
6:00-9:00pm Rehearsals
9am-4:00pm Rehearsals, Lunch, Master classes, etc..
A breakdown of this schedule will be provided in each instrumental area as different studios have ensemble rehearsals/performances for participating students to observe and participate in at different times throughout the day.
4:00-5:30pm BREAK/FREE TIME
5:30-7:00pm UTM Department of Music Chamber Music Montage Concert, Location TBA
7:30pm Dinner and Evening Entertainment at Soleil in Union City, TN (12 minute drive from campus). 2317 Nailing Drive, Union City, TN 38261. Directions and dinner prices will be provided at the festival
9:00-11:00am Rehearsals
11am-12pm Set Up for Closing Concert
12:00pm UT Martin Honor Chamber Ensembles Festival Concert with all participating students (please wear nice attire of your choice)


You are free to sit in on any and all rehearsals
We also have the UTM Library and Starbucks as well as the Looking Glass coffee shop in downtown Martin (free wireless)
There is a movie theater in town and also several walking trails


Other options within an hour's drive
Paducah, KY or Jackson, TN
Reelfoot Lake State Park
Columbus Belmont State Park
Dixie Gun Works in Union City


You can go to Crisp Hall (directly across from the Boling Center) to obtain a guest pass for Thursday. You will need your license plate #. If you get a ticket, please give it to Mrs. Sherry Adams, the Administrative Assistant in the Music Office and she will take care of it.


The Opera House
Brandy's Restaurant
Los Portales
La Cabana
Asian Grill
UTM Food Court
KN Drive In (great burgers and root beer)


HOTELS (not included in festival fee)
Housing reservations are the responsibility of the participating student. Each student must be accompanied by either a parent or band director. If your student would like to share accommodations with a student from another school and split supervision responsibilities with another parent/director, please let the appropriate studio faculty member know so they can help you find a solution and partner you with the right people.


Hampton Inn 5575 Skyhawk Parkway Martin, TN 38237 (731) 587-5800
Days Inn 800 University St. Martin, TN 38237 US (731) 587-9577
Econo Lodge 853 University St. Martin, TN 38237 (731) 587-4241


There is a $50 registration fee for the Festival per student (t-shirt included). Please bring a check payable to the UTM Department of Music to registration.


Upon being selected as a participant in the 2013 Honors Chamber Ensembles Festival, students will be placed into one or more of the following ensembles. Placement in these ensembles will be at the discretion of the director of each group. In addition to ensembles, there will also be masterclasses presented on a variety of topics designed to develop and accelerate your advancement as a complete musician.




Woodwind Quintets
Saxophone Quartet/Ensemble
Flute Quartet/Ensemble
Clarinet Quartet/Ensemble
Double Reed Ensemble


Brass Choir
4 Brass Quintets
Trombone Quartet
Tuba/Euphonium Quartet


Visit the Honor Percussion Ensemble Website for More Information:


Double Reeds
Fearless Performing
How to Practice
Brass Routine


This page includes many pieces that may be performed at this year's Honors Chamber Ensembles Festival. The compositions on this list are not final, nor are they the only pieces being considered for the festival. This list is under constant revision, so please check back frequently to see the most updated literature for the 2013 HCEF.


Woodwind Quintet
Dennis Agay - Five Easy Dances
Amy Beach - Pastorale for Wind Quintet
Franz Joeph Haydn - Divertimento in Bb Major
Giuseppe Cambini - Quintet No. 1 in Bb Major
Charles-Edouard Lefebvre - Suite
Arvo Part - Quintettino


Flute Ensemble
George Frideric Handel - Prelude for four flutes
Arthur Ephross - Danza Mexicana No. 2
Catherine McMichael - A Gaelic Offering
Hubert Parry - Lady Radnor's Suite


Double Reed Ensemble
To Be Announced


Clarinet Quartet/Ensemble
To Be Announced


Saxophone Quartet/Ensemble
Jean-Baptiste Singelee - Allegro de Concert
Nick Ayoub - Jazz Suite
Jack Marhsall - Gold Rush Suite
Michael Torke - July


Brass Quintet
Anonymous - Sonata from Die Bankelsangerlieder
Samuel Scheidt - Battle Suite
Victor Ewald - Brass Quintet No. 1, Op. 5
Michael Kamen - Quintet
Charles Mingus/Noppe - Goodbye Pork Pie Hat


Brass Choir
Giovanni Gabrieli - Canzon a 12 in Echo
Richard Strauss - Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare
Paul Dukas - Fanfare from La Peri
Gigout - Granch Choer Dialogue
Richard Wagner - Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral


Trombone Quartet
Achieved is the Glorious Work - Franz Joseph Haydn
Sonata for Four Trombones - Flor Peeters
Through Bushes and Through Briars - Ralph Vaughan-Williams


Tuba/Euphonium Quartet
W.C. Handy - St. Louis Blues
John Stevens - Benediction
David Maslanka/Geren - Chorale: Wo soll ich fliehen
Walter Hartley - Miniatures for 4 Valve Instruments
Carl Maria von Weber/Emilson - Huntsmen's Chorus from Der Freischutz and Eurythane


Percussion Ensemble
Dave Gerhart - Pan Son
Patrick Long - Strange Loops
Christopher Deane - Scavenger Music
Josh Gottry - Puzzle Music
Mark Bell, Bjork, Sjon Sigurdsson and Lars Von Trier arr. by William H. Smith - In the Musicals, Part I
Michael Aukofer - Criminal Activity


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