Hector Ramirez III is a Bachelor of Arts Major with an outside focus in Dance at the University of Tennessee at Martin. He is an active participant in the UTM Flute Choir, Wind Ensemble, University Singers, New Pacer Singers, Lyric Opera Theatre, and Dance Ensemble. Hector is a graduate of Graves County High School in Mayfield, KY. He participated in state-level solo and ensemble competition and received the Director’s Award for his work in the Graves County High School Orchestra. Hector served as principal flute with the Graves Co. High School Symphony for three years, selected to the KMEA All-District Symphonic Band, and Kentucky All-State Choir.
Hector has performed in master classes for Maestro Raffaele Ponti, Elise Blatchford, and Brendan Ryan and was selected to perform in the TMEA Intercollegiate Wind Ensemble and Intercollegiate Choir.
Hector teaches flute through the UTM Community Music Academy and has been a woodwind and guard instructor at Jackson Liberty Technology Magnet School and Huntingdon High school. He regularly performs for church services in Martin, Union City, and in the Memphis area.
Hector plans to pursue his love of flute playing in graduate school. His favorite quote is from Neal A. Maxwell: “Never give up what you want most for what you want at the moment."
Lilah Senibaldi is a second year Flute Performance major at the University of Tennessee at Martin. She is currently principle flute in the Wind Ensemble and performs in the Flute Choir and Contemporary Music Group. Lilah has performed with the student Woodwind Quintet and has subbed with the LCD Woodwind Trio. Lilah has been a woodwind and marching instructor at McNairy Central High School and Goodpasture Christian School and served as a Summer Intern at Interlochen Center for the Arts worked with internationally acclaimed flutists Paula Robison, Mark Sparks, and Nancy Stagnitta. Lilah is passionate about music and loves to share her knowledge with other young musicians. Lilah will pursue a career as an orchestral musician.
Anna Wildes is a Junior Music Education Major at the University of Tennessee at Martin. She is from Munford, TN and is a graduate of Munford High School. She was a member of the Munford Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Ensemble and was selected to attend the UT Martin Chamber Festival.
Anna performs in the UTM Wind Ensemble, Skyhawk Marching Band, Flute Choir, and Choro Ensemble. She enjoys learning about many different styles of teaching and hopes to use her knowledge and experience to inspire students in the future.
Caitlin Jones is a first year Music Education major at the University of Tennessee at Martin. She is a graduate of Chester County High School in Henderson, Tennessee. Caitlin participated in the Chester County Marching Eagle Band and Concert Ensemble and was a member of the Jackson Youth Symphony Orchestra for three years. Caitlin was selected to the WTSBOA All-West Tennessee High School Band, UTM Honor Band, and UTM Chamber Festival. She studied flute privately with Sarah Beth Hanson and Tere Ervin. Caitlin is a member of the University Scholars Organization at University of Tennessee at Martin and enjoys cooking and literature.
Shannon Reid is a Sophomore Music Education major from Hohenwald TN. She is a graduate of Lewis County High School and previously attended Bethel University. Shannon is an accomplished pianist as well as flutist and is a member of the Skyhawk Marching Band, Concert Band, and Flute Choir. She performed in the pit orchestra for musical productions including Evita, Mary Poppins, and Cabaret. Shannon worked at numerous band camps as a woodwind and marching band instructor over the past summer. She plans to graduate in 2020 and pursue a career in teaching.
Unless otherwise noted, all performances are in the Blankenship Recital Hall, located on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building.