Georgia Emmons is a sophomore Music Education major at the University of Tennessee at Martin. She graduated from McNairy Central High School in Selmer, Tennessee as Valedictorian. Although academic studies are important to Georgia, she has always enjoyed the arts more. Georgia has attended several honor bands, clinics, and festivals over her seven years of playing the horn and has been an intern for some of the band programs in her county. To say the least, she is very excited to delve deeper into the world of music. In her spare time, Georgia likes to paint, read, and run-- not all at the same time, though! During the summer, Georgia volunteers her time to performing with the orchestra for her hometown’s annual production of a musical. She also has a strong love for dogs and makes it known whenever she spots one.
Grace Kennedy is currently a first year Music Education major at the University of Tennessee at Martin. She has participated in UTM's Aviators, as well as the Horn Ensemble and Concert Band. Grace is also apart of the University Scholars Organization at UTM.
She graduated from Union City High School in Union City, Tennessee, under the direction of band directors John Easley and Jason Deem. In high school, she participated in many honor bands, including UTM's Honor Band and WTSBOA's All West. She played in Union City's Symphonic Band and stood as a member of Union City's award winning color guard, becoming captain her junior and senior years of marching band.
Outside of college, Grace is greatly involved with her local musical theater and youth show choirs. She often volunteers at the Masquerade Theater in Union City, as well as helping the local middle school and high school drama clubs. Grace also enjoys videography, often filming events for her alma mater and her home church and advertising for her community. Grace's spare time is filled with reading, especially the Harry Potter series, and listening to music.
Kathryn Kerr is currently a third-year Music Education major at the University of Tennessee at Martin. She graduated from Obion County Central High School, Troy, in 2016. During her high school career, she participated in the University of Tennessee at Martin Honor Band, West Tennessee Symphony Band and Orchestra Association’s All-West Honor Bands, and their All-State Bands. She began studying with Jessie Thoman four years ago and is excited to have her as a mentor for a couple more years.
Kathryn is also involved in the university’s chapter of the National Association for Music Education as the secretary and in Sigma Alpha Iota as the recording secretary. When Kathryn can find some free time, she enjoys coloring and looking at fun craft ideas she will never do on Pinterest.
Jeorgia Lamb, Senior Bachelor of Arts in Music major.
Will Latham is senior Music Education major at the University of Tennessee at Martin. He graduated from McNairy Central High School in Selmer, Tennessee where he was under the direction of Ryan Foret. While at UTM, Will has participated in many of the offered ensembles such Marching Band, Pep Band, Brass Quintet, Horn Choir, and Wind Ensemble. His leadership positions have included mellophone section leader and principal horn of the Wind Ensemble. Additionally, Will is the CMA Apprentice Piano Instructor.
Outside of horn, Will studies conducting privately with Dr. John Oelrich and will conduct the Wind Ensemble in December 2018! Most recently, Will was a participant in a European travel study where he performed varying chamber works in Eisenstadt, Austria and Prague.
Will plans to graduate in May of 2019 and continue to study music at the graduate level.
Cheyenne McMullen, a senior Music Education major, has been playing horn for eight years, and is currently the assistant horn in the university's Wind Ensemble. She enjoys performing for others and with others in university ensembles and outside venues, both nationally and internationally. Some of her favorite venues are church services and small ensembles, including some that have traveled as far as Austria, Germany, and the Czech Republic.
When not playing horn, she works frequently as a graphic designer and digital illustrations artist for the university's music department, as well as fulfilling commissions from all over the area. Her art has been exhibited in the university's Visual Art Department Gallery over several semesters, media ranging from illustration, to ceramics, to fibers. Her works are inspired by artists like Gerard Way and Kesha Sebert, as well as various comic book illustrators; her favorite media is markers and ink.
Seth Reeve, freshman Music Education major.
Will Smith is a first year Music Education Major. He was born in Nashville, TN, and attended Brentwood High School, where he played baritone saxophone until his sophomore year when he switched to horn. During his time in high school, he marched with the band all 4 years, and was brass captain his senior year. He was also in pit with the Brentwood Winterline as the sound technician their charter year, and later being pit captain his second year, playing marimba. Will was also offered a contract his sophomore year of high school to march Music City Drum Corps playing mellophone and spent his whole summer touring the country. In 2018, he marched the summer with the Cadets Drum Corps placing 7th at the DCI World Championships and hopes to march another season with them in the future. When Will graduates he intends to get a job teaching a high school in middle Tennessee as well as teaching music in a drum corps. In his free time, Will likes to hang out with his friends, play video games, and practicing horn.
Unless otherwise noted, all performances are in the Blankenship Recital Hall, located on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building.