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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Please fill out the application form here. You will also submit your audition video in this form.
**Please direct any questions to your specific instrument/vocal faculty member
FLUTE - Professor Charles Lewis - email@example.com
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
CLARINET - Dr. Elizabeth Aleksander - email@example.com
Any one etude from Rose, 32 Etudes (note that Rose wrote several etude books; please make sure that you have the correct one)
BASSOON - Dr. Doug Owens - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
SAXOPHONE - Dr. Doug Owens - email@example.com
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.
TRUMPET - Dr. Kurt Gorman - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact Dr. Kurt Gorman (email@example.com) 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
TROMBONE - Dr. Joseph Frye - email@example.com
EUPHONIUM - Dr. Steve Darling - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 - email@example.com
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
|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
There is a $60 fee for Chamber Fest which includes registration and a t-shirt. Please bring cash or check payable to UTM Music.
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
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.
UTM Food Court
KN Drive In (great burgers and root beer)
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