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UTC Department of Music Faculty Concert Series

Chamber Music Group TresilloThe UTC Department of Music will present the chamber music group Tresillo with special guests Dr. Monte Coulter, drums, and Kathryn Kovanen, bass, in recital on Saturday, February 10, 8 p.m., in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall, UTC Fine Arts Center.

The program is the fourth of the 2006-07 Faculty Concert Series and will include music by Bottesini, Bizet, Saint-Saëns and others. The public is welcome, and admission is free.

The Chicago-based chamber group Tresillo was formed in 2004 by flutist Julie Hobbs, clarinetist Nikolasa Tejero and pianist Karina Kontorovitch. Since then, this dynamic ensemble has appeared in concert often and received much encouragement both from audiences and critics. This summer, the talented musicians will perform a series of recitals in the Midwest, including an appearance at the Southern Illinois Summer Music Festival.

Tejero received her Bachelors degree at UTC and she holds a Master of Music degree in clarinet performance from Baylor University, in Texas.

An active performer, Tejero is a frequent recitalist and soloist. She has been the concerto soloist with the Cadek Chamber Orchestra, The Southern Adventist University Orchestra and the UTC Orchestra. She plays E-flat clarinet with the Chattanooga symphony Orchestra and the Clarinet Choir of the Chattanooga Clarinet Society, of which she is a founding member and has served as president. That ensemble was featured in the Vandoren Centennial Clarinet choir Festival, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Tejero is the coordinator of clarinet studies, teaches Introduction to Music, Music theory and directs the UTC Clarinet Ensemble.

Dr. Monte Coulter is the director of percussion studies at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and Coordinator of the Graduate School of Music. He received his BS degree in Music Education, and his MM degree from The University of Tennessee- Knoxville, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Memphis in 1994. He is currently Principal Percussionist/ Assistant Timpanist of the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, and has performed as a principal player in three of the four largest professional orchestras in Tennessee.

February 2, 2007