For Prospective UTM Students
UTM Degrees with Piano
UTM Piano Ensemble
UTM Piano Competition
UTM Piano Workshops
2015 Piano Camp
Chamber Music for Flute, Clarinet, and Piano
The University Trio at UTM
Works through 1980
Works since 1980
Kindermusik of Martin
What is Kindermusik?
Harriss Pre-College Studio
Private Lesson Policies
Schedule of Lessons and Events
UTM Department of Music
Tennessee Music Teachers Association
National Flute Association
|Piano for prospective UTM students
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YOU ARE WELCOME HERE!
Want to be a piano major at UTM? Wonderful
We offer music degrees in piano performance, piano pedagogy, music education, and arts.
Want to minor in music with piano as your main instrument? Come right on!
See the current catalogue for requirements. (PDF file)
Want to be a non-music major but continue to play piano? Good for you!
Your expertise and participation will be welcomed and appreciated.
Opportunities for pianists at UTM:
Piano Ensemble: duets with 4 hands at one piano, duos with 4 hands at 2 pianos,
quartets with 8 hands at two or four pianos, etc. (This is a FUN class!)
Accompanying: for individual voice or instrumental students or the larger choral ensembles
Jazz Band: good pianists needed here
Scholarships are available for music majors as well as non-majors who want to accompany.
See Dr. Elaine Harriss, Professor of Piano
What does it take to be a music major? Do you:
Love to sing or play your instrument
Enjoy making music in a group
Find pleasure in practice (you'll do a lot of this)
Have a good sense of pitch and good rhythmic skills
Have a burning desire to develop as a musician
What is the best preparation for majoring in piano in college?
Performing experience (solo, ensemble, accompanying, etc.), private lessons,
listening to good music, and practice, practice, practice!
What should I have prepared for an audition to be a piano major at UTM?
Here is the ideal:
all major and harmonic minor scales, chords, and arpeggios
two or more contrasting solos from the standard piano repertoire
be prepared to sight-read
For information or one-on-one counseling about piano at UTM, contact
Dr. Elaine Harriss
211 Fine Arts Building
University of Tennessee at Martin
Martin, TN 38238