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Northwest Tennessee Arts Center

 

Northwest Tennessee Arts Center (NTAC)

Plans for our new state of the art concert hall are complete. This magnificent concert hall will have a main floor and two galleries for 600 capacity total seating. The design is warm yet contemporary and will be an absolute show piece for our campus, Martin, and the greater West TN area. NTAC is now the top fundraising priority on the UTM campus.

 

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Concert Hall Artist Rendering
Concert Hall Artist Rendering

 

Projects and News

New Masters Degrees

The UTM Department of Music is working on the creation of two master’s degrees: one in Music Education (which could be completed partially online and in the summer for those who are not able to quit work and attend UTM full-time), and a second in Performance with a focus.

Record Breaking Growth

If you haven’t heard already, our numbers for incoming freshmen music students are up 108% this fall! The need for your help in raising scholarship dollars adequate to help all of these outstanding musicians has never been needed more. In some cases, we are doubling and tripling the number of course sections we have offered in the past which creates challenges in scheduling, teaching spaces, and staffing, but these are great problems to have and we hope there is more to come as we begin to hit our long-term strategic recruiting goals. Please help us get the word out about the need for increased scholarship dollars.

Named Scholarships/Awards

Efforts are being made to create named scholarships/awards for every area in our department. If you are interested in sponsoring a named scholarship or award, please let us know. These can be as small or as large as you like. All are presented according to the criterion of the donor and added to a designated area with other scholarships and awards outside Blankenship Recital Hall.

New Featured Concert Sponsorships

Would you or your business like to be a featured sponsor for one of our concerts? If so, please reach out to us for more information.

Update from the Music Chair

Music lovers,

 

Please bring a friend to a concert and let those with whom you work know about all the great opportunities there are to enjoy and support the arts at UT Martin. Our mission is to cultivate excellence in musical education, performance, and the liberal arts while supporting and enhancing the cultural and intellectual diversity of our community. We ask for your help in order to achieve this mission. Whether it’s finding a way to contribute financially or just coming to an event and bringing someone new into our building, your engagement is needed and appreciated.

 

Please make sure to mark your calendar for the first ever Fine Arts Spring Fling on April 7th at 2:00pm – 4:00pm. The Departments of Music, and Visual and Theatre Arts are teaming up to bring a brand new yearly event to our community and you won’t want to miss this.

 

Thanks as always for your support of the arts at UT Martin.

Sincerely,

 

Julie Hill Signature

 

Dr. Julie Hill, Chair, UT Martin Department of Music

 

Julie Hill

 

Contributors

Platinum ($25,000 and above)

Bill Blankenship - Friends of Music

Elwood Doss Jr. & Denise Doss - Music Scholarship Fund, Fine Arts Phase II

Lee & Karen Downing - Percussion Studies Gift Fund, UTM Percussion Society

Martha Edinger - Aviators Marching Band Drum Line

Dr. Walter Fletcher - Percussion Studies Gift Fund

Dr. Dwight & Dianne Gatwood - Friends of Music, Percussion Studies Gift Fund

Newell and Bettie Graham Foundation - Friends of Music

Dr. Elaine Harriss - Friends of Music, UTM Music Gift Fund, Fine Arts Phase II

Gail M. Latimar Foundation- Fine Arts Phase II Concert Hall

Dr. David S. Loebbaka & Dr. Allison Nelson - Allison Nelson and Harry Neal Scholarship Endowment

Dee Fields Pritchett - Dee Pritchett Music Endowed Scholarship, Friends of Music

John III & Delores Sorey - Friends of Music

 

Zildjian Cymbals - Percussion Studies Gift Fund

Gold ($7,500 - $24,999)

Timothy Erskine - Eaton Trombone/ Low Brass Scholarship

Carla W. Field - UTM Music Gift Fund

Craig Simrell - Friends of Music

Rita Winter - Friends of Music

 

Amro Music - Friends of Music, UTM Percussion Society

Remo - Percussion Studies Gift Fund

Yamaha - Percussion Studies Gift Fund

Silver ($1,000 - $7,499)

Hal A. & Sherry Adams - Friends of Music, Fine Arts Phase II

Dr. Lynn M. Alexander - Athletic Bands Gift Fund, Fine Arts Phase II

Dr. Bill & Dianne Austin - UTM Music Gift Fund

Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Bryant - Percussion Studies Gift Fund

Myra H. Bryant - CT Hill Award

Duane & Anita Campbell - Fine Arts Phase II Concert Hall

Dr. James & Anna Clark - Friends of Music

Mary E. Devault - Jeremy Devault Percussion Scholarship

John D. & Delana Easley - Friends of Music, Fine Arts Phase II

Bev Eaton - E. J. Eaton Trombone Scholarship

Jerry & Margaret Emmons - Percussion Studies Gift Fund

Bettye Giles - Friends of Music

Cile Grasfeder - Friends of Music

Dr. Roy Neil Graves - Friends of Music

W. Andrew Hart - Andrew Hart Music Leadership Scholarship, Percussion Studies Gift Fund, Fine Arts Phase II

Dr. David Coffey & Dr. Julie Hill - Percussion Studies Gift Fund and The Michael Hernon Horn Scholarship award

Lawrence & Rebecca Holder - Friends of Music

Stephen B. McConnell - Russell V. McConnell Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Mr. and Mrs. McCreight - Ed Sargent Guest Artist Series

Charles Meade/Soleil Garden Center - Friends of Music, Percussion Gift Fund

Dr. E. Jerald & Jane Ogg- Friends of Music

Mr. & Mrs. Michael E. Pape - Brian SImmons Memorial Scholarship

Philharmonic Music Guild - Friends of Music

Margaret V. Trevathan - UTM Music Gift Fund

Drs. Johnathan & Elizabeth Vest - Gift In Kind, Fine Arts Phase II

Terry Williamson - In memory of Marilyn Jewett, Fine Arts Phase II

 

Barclaycard A Division of Barclays - Percussion Studies Gift Fund

Coca-Cola Bottlers Foundation - of Music

Columbus Pro Percussion - Percussion Studies Gift Fund

Innovative Percussion - Percussion Studies Gift Fund

JJ's U Haul of Martin - Friends of Music

LoneStar Percussion - Percussion Studies Gift Fund

Meinl - Percussion Studies Gift Fund

Rowloff Productions - Percussion Studies Gift Fund

Steve Weiss Music - Percussion Studies Gift Fund

Bronze ($999 and below)

John & Trudy Aleksander - UTM Music Gift Fund

Mr. & Mrs. John Robert Baker - UTM Percussion Society

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Belcher - Fine Arts Phase II Concert Hall

Shirley Jean Borden - UTM Music Gift Fund

Dr. Cynthia Ann Boyles - Athletic Bands Gift Fund

Dr. & Mrs. Brown - Ed Sargent Guest Artist Fund

Dr. & Mrs. Keith Shaw Carver, Jr. - UTM Music Gift Fund

Della Coleman - Fine Arts Phase II Concert Hall

Mr. & Mrs. Hugh W. Colville - Fine Arts Phase II

Mr. & Mrs. Steven E. Cothran - UTM Music Gift Fund

Judy Davidson - Fine Arts Phase II Concert Hall

Judy Davidson - Band Gift Fund

Christopher Thomas Davis - Fine Arts Phase II Concert Hall

Charles and Shannon Deal - Percussion Studies Gift Fund

Beth Devault - Percussion Studies Gift Fund

Dr. Daniel & Alicia Donaldson, II - Fine Arts Phase II Concert Hall

Danny Donaldson - UTM Percussion Society

J L Dougherty - Band Gift Fund

Marvin and Sandra Downing - Fine Arts Phase II Concert Hall

Kimbrough Dunlap - UTM Percussion Society

Margaret G. Emmons - Percussion Studies Gift Fund

Mr. & Mrs. John P. Fairless - UTM Music Gift Fund

Jennifer Forrest - UTM Percussion Society

Drs. Joseph & Christa Frye - Fine Arts Phase II Concert Hall

Perseveranda Garma - All-Steinway Program Gift Fund

Josh Gatlin Fine Arts Phase II Concert Hall

Dr. & Mrs. Kurt G. Gorman - UTM Music Gift Fund, Fine Arts Phase II

Grand Chapter of Tennessee, Order of the Eastern Star - Friends of Music

Ronald F. Greene, Jr. - UTM Music Gift Fund

Jacky and Nell Gullett - Friends of Music

Beverly Hill - CT Hill Award

Lagena Hill - C T Hill Award

Janet Lynn Hoffman - Harriet E. Fulton Endowment Scholarship

Lawrence K Holder - Friends of Music

Santi Ipina

Shelia Jackson - Friends of Music

Betty Jane Crews Jones - Percussion Studies Gift Fund

Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Joyner - Friends of Music

Carl A. Jones - UTM Music Gift Fund

Dr. & Mrs. John E. Knight, Jr. - Friends of Music

Dr. & Mrs. Malcolm Gerard Koch - Friends of Music

Sandra F. Koch - UTM Friends of Music

Les MacDiarmid - Percussion Studies Gift Fund

Dr. John & Ruth Oelrich - Fine Arts Phase II Concert Hall

Peggy Hill Pinnell - CT Hill Award

Sherri Langford

Lizzie Emmons - Fine Arts Phase II Concert Hall

Charles Lewis - Fine Arts Phase II Concert Hall

Dr. Roberto & Staci Mancusi - Friends of Music, Fine Arts Phase II

Danny Maness - Friends of Music

Darrin Maurice - Devault - Percussion Studies Gift Fund

Lon T May and Charlotte May - Friends of Music

Emily McConnell - Russell V. McConnell Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Eric & Paula Mergen - Fine Arts Phase II Concert Hall

Pamela K. Merritt - Athletic Bands Gift Fund

Patricia Moore - Percussion Studies Gift Fund

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas L. Moore, Jr. - Friends of Music

Andrew Morency and Dr. Elizabeth Aleksander - Friends of Music - UTM, Fine Arts Phase II

Ernie & Sharon Moser - UTM Percussion Society

Lester Nunnelee - In memory of Marilyn Jewett

Dr. Thomas & Janice Noble - Friends of Music

Dr. & Mrs. Ostenson - Ed Sargent Guest Artist Series

Tammy Jean Owensby - Fine Arts Phase II Concert Hall

Carmencita T. Pendergrass - Friends of Music

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia - Friends of Music, UTM Percussion Society

Dr. Daniel Piccolo - Friends of Music

Mr. & Mrs. Scott D. Robbins - Fine Arts Phase II Concert Hall

Miranda Rutan - Fine Arts Phase II Concert Hall

Bill Sanderson, White Squirrel Winery - Friends of Music

Ed Sargent - Friends of Music

Dr. John & Anne Schommer - Friends of Music

Sigma Alpha Iota - Friends of Music, UTM Percussion Society

Wilburn Jr. & Pamela Sliger - Fine Arts Phase II Concert Hall

Dr. Harriette La Varre Spiegel - Fine Arts Phase II Concert Hall

Mr. & Mrs. Keith Swafford - Fine Arts Phase II Concert Hall

Steven and Wendy Tate Friends of Music, UTM Marching Band

William N. Thomasson & Patsy Gayle McClure - Fine Arts Phase II Concert Hall

Brad Thompson - Friends of Music

UTM Faculty Women's Club - UTM Percussion Society

UTM University Advancement Staff - Andrew Heart Music Leadership Scholarship

Dr. Bill Waterman - Fine Arts Phase II Concert Hall

Dr. and Mrs. Philip W. Watkins - Friends of Music

Dr. Amy Yeung - Fine Arts Phase II Concert Hall

 

5 Seasons Men's Shop of Union City - UTM Percussion Society

Aloha Pools and Spas of Union City

BSN Sports

Direct Sound

Discovery Park of America

Don Sol of Union City - UTM Percussion Society

Edward Jones of Union City - UTM Percussion Society

Encore Mallets - UTM Percussion Society

Fall Creek Marimbas - UTM Percussion Society

Fantastic Sams of Union City - Friends of Music

Farm Bureau of Union City - UTM Percussion Society

Fork’s Drum Closet

Fuller Partners Real Estate - Choral Gift Rund

Health Quest - UTM Percussion Society

Heath's Canoe Rental - Percussion Studies Gift Fund

Higher Ground of Union City - Friends of Music

Humes and Berg - UTM Percussion Society

Jiffy Steamer of Union City - UTM Percussion Society

Joann's - Friends of Music

Korg

Lana's Boutique and Tanning

Legend Grooming Company

Los Portales of Union City - UTM Percussion Society

Lowe's - UTM Percussion Society

Lowrance Sound Company - Percussion Gift Fund

Marimba One - UTM Percussion Society

Martin Realty - UTM Percussion Society

Mike Balter Mallets - UTM Percussion Society

Modern Drummer Publications

Monograms and More - UTM Percussion Society

Moore Dental - UTM Percussion Society

Napa Auto Parts

Opera House - Friends of Music

Phoenix Rising Health and Wellness - UTM Percussion Society

Pip Printing - UTM Percussion Society

Salyers Percussion - UTM Percussion Society

Sammies of Martin - Friends of Music

Shoe Shack of Martin - Friends of Music

Sidelines of Martin - UTM Percussion Society

Snappy Tomato Pizza

Styles on Broadway - UTM Percussion Society

Tapsapce Publications - UTM Percussion Society

Tate's Family Foods - Friends of Music, UTM Marching Band

The Looking Glass of Martin - UTM Percussion Society

Union City Ford - UTM Percussion Society

Union City Insurance - UTM Percussion Society

Vic Firth

Walmart - UTM Percussion Society

White Squirrel Deli and Sweet Shoppe - UTM Percussion Society

Winter Guard International - UTM Percussion Society

 

Scholarships

Tommy Arendale Memorial Scholarship - $500 awarded by Amro

Jeremy Devault Percussion Service Award - $500 per year

E.J. Eaton Memorial Scholarship - $3000 per year

Emmons PASIC Scholarship - $4000 per year

Harriet Fulton Scholarship - $1500 per year

Dwight & Dianne Gatwood Music Scholarship - $1000 per year

Andrew Hart Music Leadership Scholarship - $600

Michael Hernon Horn Award - $500 per year

CT Hill Award - $500 per year

Nancy Mathesen Percussion Award - $500 per year

Russell V. McConnell Memorial Scholarship - $500 per year

Earl Norwood Tuba Award - $500 per year

Dee Pritchett Music Scholarship - $1000 per year

Sandra Robbins Music Scholarship - Currently building an endowment for music scholarships

Ed Sargent Entrepreneurship Scholarship - varies by application

Brian Simmons Memorial Scholarship - $1000/500 per semester

Vargason STRIVE Scholarship - $200-500 per year

The Williamson County UT Alumni Chapter Scholarship - $400 per year

Rita Winter Vocal Soloist Competition Winner - $500 per year