Chamber Fest

UT Martin’s 10th Annual Chamber Fest – March 31-April 2, 2022

Applications are due by March 14, 2022.

 

Chamber Fest is an annual event for exceptional high school musicians seeking to make music at a high level in a small chamber group setting.

 

Through participation, students will develop skills inherent in chamber music including collaboration, musical awareness, style, intonation, and timing.

 

Students will also be introduced to new repertoire, receive coaching by our world-class music faculty, and rehearse and perform alongside other motivated high school musicians.

 

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Audition Procedure

Apply to Chamber Fest and submit your audition video.

Please fill out the application form here. You will also submit your audition video in this form.

  • Applications are due by March 14, 2022.
  • Submit a demonstration of your musical skills.
  • No longer than 10 minutes of total video material is required.
  • Find repertoire requirements listed for your instrument below. The goal is to demonstrate your strengths.
  • Upload the video link in the application form. Make sure to check the sharing settings so it can be viewed by anyone with the link.

Other Information

  • There is NO application fee. However, if you are one of the students selected, a $60 tuition fee is required for festival attendance.
  • Additional costs include two nights of lodging and meals, both of which are the student's responsibility.
  • A parent or guardian must accompany participants who are staying in a hotel. Commuters are exempt.

 

**Please direct any questions to your specific instrument/vocal faculty member

 

Flute | Oboe | Clarinet | Bassoon | Saxophone | Trumpet | Horn | Trombone | Euphonium | Tuba | Percussion | Strings | Vocal

 

FLUTE - Professor Charles Lewis - clewis55@utm.edu

Robert Cavally - Melodious and Progressive Studies for Flute, Volume 1

One etude of student’s choice OR All West/ Mid State/ All district Etudes for the current year

 

OBOE - Dr. Doug Owens - dowens14@utm.edu

Please select and submit one lyrical and one technical etude, standard orchestral excerpt or a portion of solo repertoire for your audition. Sample etudes include the Hite "Melodious and Progressive Studies" and Ferling "48 Studies." Sample solo repertoire includes major concerti by Mozart and Cimarosa, sonatas by Handel and Hindemith, and unaccompanied works by Britten and Chavez.

http://imslp.org/wiki/Special:ImagefromIndex/16933

 

CLARINET - Dr. Elizabeth Aleksander - ealeksan@utm.edu

Any one etude from Rose, 32 Etudes (note that Rose wrote several etude books; please make sure that you have the correct one)

http://imslp.org/wiki/Special:ReverseLookup/248657

 

BASSOON - Dr. Doug Owens - dowens14@utm.edu

Please select and submit one lyrical and one technical etude, standard orchestral excerpt or a portion of solo repertoire for your audition. Sample etudes include the Weissenborn "Fifty Advanced Studies" and Milde "Studies in Scales and Chords." Sample solo repertoire includes major concerti by Weber and Mozart, sonatas by Telemann and Hurlstone, and unaccompanied works by Osborne and Bach.

http://imslp.org/wiki/Special:ImagefromIndex/23196

 

SAXOPHONE - Dr. Doug Owens - dowens14@utm.edu

Please select and submit one lyrical and one technical etude or a portion of solo repertoire for your audition. Sample etudes include the David Hite "Melodious and Progressive Studies" and Ferling "48 Studies." Sample solo repertoire includes major concerti by Glazunov and Ibert, sonatas by Creston and Heiden, and unaccompanied works by Bozza and Bonneau.

http://imslp.org/wiki/Special:ImagefromIndex/16933

 

TRUMPET - Dr. Kurt Gorman - kgorman@utm.edu
Please contact Dr. Kurt Gorman (kgorman@utm.edu) if you need help finding the listed repertoire.

Holst - First Suite for Military Band:
First Movement, Chaconne, quarter note pick up to 8 bars before C to C
Second Movement, Intermezzo, beginning to rehearsal A and rehearsal D to 8 bars before E
Brandt - Etude #4 (International edition) first 6 lines

 

HORN - Dr. Jessie Thoman - jthoman@utm.edu

Tchaikowsky - Symphony No. 5, 2nd mvmt, Horn 1 solo

Gallay - Etude No. 7 - please play from the beginning to the fermata before the Allegretto section.

 

TROMBONE - Dr. Joseph Frye - jfrye3@utm.edu

Current Etudes

 

EUPHONIUM - Dr. Steve Darling - sdarlin5@utm.edu

Please select two pieces of music contrasting in style (1 lyrical and 1 technical) for your audition. A sampling of books may include: Melodious Etudes by Rochut, Selected Studies by Voxman, and Progressive Studies by Tyrell. If you have any questions please email Dr. Darling.

 

TUBA - Dr. Steve Darling - sdarlin5@utm.edu

Please select two pieces of music contrasting in style (1 lyrical and 1 technical) for your audition. A sampling of books may include: Complete Vocalises by Bordogni, 70 studies for Tuba by Blazhevich, and 60 Etudes for Tuba by Kopprasch. If you have any questions please email Dr. Darling.

 

PERCUSSION - Dr. Brady Spitz - bspitz@utm.edu

Percussionists participate in the UTM Honor Percussion Ensemble as a part of the UTM Chamber Fest. Please submit audition repertoire on a minimum of two instruments (1 must be a keyboard) commensurate in difficulty with the following texts:

Snare Drum: Peters Intermediate or Advanced Snare Drum Studies, Cirone Portraits in Rhythm, Firth The Solo Snare Drummer

Keyboard: Goldenberg Modern School for Xylophone, Ford Marimba: Technique Through Music, ZIvkovic Funny Xylophone or Funny Marimba or Funny Vibraphone

Timpani: Hochrainer Etuden for Timpani, Firth The Solo Timpanist, Peters Fundamental Method for Timpani or Fundamental Solos for Timpani

Multi-Percussion: Dietz Reflex, Bliss Multitudes.

 

Schedule and General Information

Schedule

Thursday, March 30th
5:00 – 6:00pm Registration – FA 122
6:00 – 7:05pm Ensemble Rehearsals
7:15-7:50pm Meet & Greet
8:00 – 9:00pm Ensemble Rehearsals
   
Friday, March 31st
9:00 – 9:45am Group Routine
10:00 – 10:50am Student Led Rehearsal Time
11:00 – 12:00pm Ensemble Rehearsals
12:00 – 1:20pm Lunch
1:30 – 3:50pm Ensemble Rehearsals
4:00 pm Poster Session, FA 122
4:45 – 5:45pm UTM Chamber Music Concert
   
Saturday, April 1st
9:00 – 10:30am Ensemble Rehearsals
10:30 – 11:00 am Break & Set up for Closing Concert
11:00 – 1:00 pm ChamberFest Concert*
With all participating students
11:00 Percussion Ensemble
12:00 Wind/Brass Ensembles
* Please wear professional attire of your choice

Cost

There is a $60 fee for Chamber Fest which includes registration and a t-shirt. Please bring cash or check payable to UTM Music.

Things to do for accompanying families

  • Visit Paul Meek Library or University Center
  • Coffee: Starbucks (on-campus); Higher Ground, Martin Coffeehouse (off-campus)
  • Movie theater
  • Walking trails: Pacer Pond (on-campus); Brian Brown Memorial Greenway (off-campus)

Other options within an hour's drive
Discovery Park of America in Union City, TN
Paducah, KY or Jackson, TN
Reelfoot Lake State Park
Columbus Belmont State Park
Dixie Gun Works in Union City

Parking

In accordance with University Policy, all visitor vehicles parked on campus require a guest pass. A parking pass will be provided for you during event registration at the Fine Arts building. Parking without a parking pass will result in a ticket. Please display the guest pass provided by the UTM Music department on your dashboard.

Restaurants

The Grind
Opera House
Los Portales
La Cabana
Fresh Start
Hunan Palace
UTM Food Court
KN Drive In (great burgers and root beer)
Sonic
Cook-Out
Bartolas

Hotels (not included in festival fee)

Housing reservations are the responsibility of the participating student. Each student must be accompanied by either a parent or band director. If your student would like to share accommodations with a student from another school and split supervision responsibilities with another parent/director, please let the appropriate studio faculty member know so they can help you find a solution and partner you with the right people.

 

Hampton Inn 5575 Skyhawk Parkway Martin, TN 38237 (731) 587-5800 www.hamptoninn.com
Days Inn 800 University St. Martin, TN 38237 US (731) 587-9577 www.daysinn.com
Econo Lodge 853 University St. Martin, TN 38237 (731) 587-4241 www.econolodge.com

Sleep Inn Mainstay & Suites - Union City (731) 599-7272

Holiday Inn Express - Union City (731) 599-7990