Woodwind and Brass Ensembles

Instrumentalists in the Department of Music will find many opportunities to participate in chamber ensembles coached or directed by faculty members. In addition to smaller mixed chamber ensembles, students can participate in Flute Choir, Clarinet choir and quartets, Saxophone choir and quartets, Horn Ensemble, Trombone Choir, Trumpet Ensemble, Brass Quintet, UTM Undersound (Large Tuba/Euphonium ensemble) Tuba and Euphonium Quartets, and Percussion Ensemble. Please contact us for more information.

 

Clarinet Choir
Clarinet choir is a group ranging in size from 15-30 clarinets that performs both on and off campus. This ensemble performs standard literature for clarinet ensembles of varying sizes, with instruments ranging from Eb soprano clarinet to Eb Contralto clarinet, and is open to any student on campus, regardless of major. No audition is required and the group rehearses 1 hour each week. Contact Dr. Amy Parks Simmons for information about joining at asimmons@utm.edu or 731.881.7413.

 

Clarinet Quartets/Saxophone Quartets
These single-reed quartets rehearse works from the standard literature and work with living composers to premiere new works written specifically for them. Membership in the ensembles is by audition, and the groups tour nationally and internationally each year. Contact Dr. Amy Parks Simmons for information about joining at asimmons@utm.edu or 731.881.7413.

 

Saxophone Choir
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 asimmons@utm.edu 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 dowens14@utm.edu

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