The UTM Department of Music welcomes you to our web page. We strive to make things as accessible as can be for both current and prospective students. This philosophy goes beyond a simple web page, though.
A wise person once said, “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” That is a pretty tall order for such a discipline as music, but it is something that we try to infuse into our students. Here at UTM, we not only help students to hone and refine their musical craft, our main focus is on creating music educators who will go out into the world and train the next generation of musicians. It is our responsibility to make sure that our students are ready for that task when they graduate. It will be their responsibility to continue to breathe life into the soul of the universe and give wings to the minds of the next generation.
We do this by following the same principles that the entire University of Tennessee at Martin follows. Our department, like our campus, is home. It is a place to learn and grow with other aspiring music educators in small classrooms where you are more than just a student number. You’ll learn from our amazing faculty who are all focused on our number one priority…your success. That success can be in the classroom or on the performing stage in either our Bachelor of Music in Music Education or Performance degrees. It can also include other opportunities in our Bachelor of Arts degree. The best part of our department is that students across the campus can participate in our program and ensembles no matter what their degree.
So we hope as you look around at this web page, you will find the answers to many of your questions. If you don’t, please don’t hesitate to contact me or one of our fantastic faculty members directly. We look forward to talking with you and hope you will seriously consider making UTM your home for your college education.
It’s always a great day to be a Skyhawk!
Roberto Mancusi, D.M.A.
Interim Chair, Department of Music
Professor of Music, Voice
University of Tennessee at Martin