The Jeremy Devault Percussion Service Award - $500
Presented to a music major specializing in percussion. The recipient selected has demonstrated academic excellence, contributed to outstanding service and dedication to the UTM percussion studio. The award is funded by Beth Devault in memory of her son, Jeremy Devault. Jeremy was a UTM music education major specializing in percussion who lived each day with a mission of service and devotion to his peers and profession.
The Nancy Mathesen Percussion Award - $500
Presented to the most outstanding first year percussionist majoring in music. Qualities such as academic excellence, practice ethic, leadership, and fraternity are all taken into consideration. Nancy Mathesen was the first percussion teacher at UT Martin and retired after 38 years of service. David Coffey, Julie Hill, and Ed Sargent fund this award as a tribute to her legacy.
The CT Hill Award - $500
Presented to a music major specializing in percussion that has demonstrated academic excellence (3.0 minimum). The recipient selected has consistently demonstrated a positive attitude in all things and is committed to exemplary community service within the UTM percussion studio, music department, campus, and greater West TN community. Family and friends of CT Hill fund this award in memory of CT's incredible spirit, love of life, and his charitable heart.
The Andrew Hart Music Leadership Scholarship - $600
Presented to a senior percussionist majoring in music that has demonstrated academic excellence (3.0 minimum). The recipient has consistently demonstrated leadership within the UTM percussion studio, music department, campus, and greater West TN community. The recipient is the kind of student that takes tremendous pride in UTM and will be a strong alumnus and spokesperson for our university.
This award is funded by Andrew Hart, an alumnus of UT Martin, who wanted to honor students studying under Dr. Julie Hill. Dr. Hill’s passion for music, her students, and UTM is the reason so many alumni are proud of this university and its music programs.
The Nancy Mathesen Percussion Award Winners:
The Jeremy Devault Percussion Service Award Winners:
The CT Hill Percussion Award Winners:
The Andrew Hart Percussion Leadership Scholarship Recipients:
You may contribute to either of these scholarships or if you can make a gift to the general percussion studies fund.
Dana Prince, Development Office
Percussion Clinic, with renown Steel Pan Performer Liam Teague
UTM Percussion Ensemble Concert Fall Concert, with world renown steel pan performer Liam Teague, UTM Faculty Steel Band, and UTM Percussion Alumni Ensemble (reception to follow). See Notes for rehearsal schedule and more details.
Roots of Rhythm, Discovery Park of American Performances, 11:30am and 1:30pm.
Roots of Rhythm, Cilvil Rights Conference
Roots of Rhythm, Civil Rights Conference, (pre-concert lecture on civil rights by renown historian Dr. David Coffey, 11:30am).