Spring & Summer Music Programs

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Young Musicians Workshop - May 14

The Young Musicians Workshop will take place Thursday, May 14, 2020 from 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. This workshop is specifically for students who have completed one year of instrumental study. Students will experience masterclasses, workshops, and performances led by UT Martin Music Department faculty and leave with renewed excitement and additional tools to take their playing to the next level.

 

Registration deadline: May 1, 2020. Admission to the Young Musicians Workshop is FREE. Students are welcome and encouraged to purchase lunch in the UTM cafeteria after the event. We will also be offering discount vouchers to Discovery Park of America in Union City, TN if you would like your school to visit in the afternoon after the workshop.

History

The Young Musician's Workshop is an annual event founded by former band director and Amro Educational Representative LaDonna Gibson. The inspiration for this event stemmed from the fact that so many beginning band students quit after their first year of musical study. In addition to helping with retention, the event also reinforces a sense of community and inclusion among fellow band students. Many come from rural schools with very small band programs. These young students can experience isolation and a sense of exclusion from their peers at school. During the Young Musician’s Workshop, however, they have the opportunity to interact with hundreds of band students just like them. In May 2019, the 10th Annual Young Musician’s Workshop took place at Arkansas State University. The workshop included masterclasses taught by the ASU music faculty, local band directors, and Amro employees. The workshop concluded with a performance by the ASU faculty in the University’s concert hall.

 

Young Musicians Workshop Registration Form

 

Piano Camp - June 8-12

The 2019 Summer Piano Camp is under the direction of Dr. Elaine Harriss, Professor of Music at UTM. It is for upper intermediate and advanced level students who have completed grades 7-12.

 

Fore more information and to register, follow this link

 

Yamaha Sounds of Summer - June 13-15

UTM is pleased to host the 2020 Yamaha Sounds of Summer Marching Percussion Camp. The 2 day/1 night camp allows students to work hands-on with some of the world's best marching percussion instructors. Play in your favorite section (snare, tenors, bass, or front ensemble) and gain technical and musical instruction to improve your percussion skills.

 

Registration information coming soon. Questions? Contact Dr. Shane Jones at shanejones@utm.edu.