The UTC Percussion Ensemble includes

Sarah Lovell
Kase Gregory
Lauren Sherrill
Adam Blevins
Will Robertson
Sara Vermillion
Nick Garofalo
Matt Broom
Richie Lamerand
Dallas Thomas
Jonathan Duke

Enjoy the Sounds of Music at UTC

This week, you will have three opportunities to hear beautiful music on the UTC campus. Each of the performances is free and open to the public.

Spend an afternoon listening to the final concert of the UTC Symphony Orchestra’s 2002-03 season on Sunday, April 14, at 3 p.m., in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall. Antonin Dvorak's "New World" Symphony is the principal work. The Largo movement, popularly known as "Goin' Home" and loosely based on "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," will feature the concert debut of UTC's new English horn, played by UTC junior music major Adam Puryear.

Dr. Jonathan McNair, of the UTC Music Department will start off the program by conducting his rousing "USA March Variation" from "The Millenium Nutcracker". The program will also feature recent UTC music graduate Bret Alford playing Koussevitsky's famous String Bass Concerto. Rounding off the program will be music from Prokofiev's "Lieutenant Kije Suite", including the famous "Troika".

Next, on Monday, April 15 let the UTC Percussion Ensemble rock your tax worries away at 8 p.m. in the Roland Hayes Hall of the UTC Fine Arts Center.

You will hear some new and exciting works for percussion according to director Dr. Monte Coulter, director, including David Gillingham’s "Stained Glass" and Brett Dietz’s "Sharpened Stick." These are difficult works which were performed at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Nashville last November, where the UTC Percussion Ensemble was selected to perform a Terrace Concert.

Also on the program April 15 will be the Rondo from Mozart’s Eine Line Nachtmusik, and Coulter’s arrangement of Albert King’s "You’re Gonna Need Me."

Ridgeland High School Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of James Smith will open for the UTC Percussion Ensemble.

On Tuesday, April 16, under the direction of Dr. William R. Lee, professor of music at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, The UTC Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble Spring Concert, will be performed at 7 p.m. in Patten Chapel.

Patten Chapel is located up the hill from the UTC Music Department, near the administration buildings under the bell tower.

If you have questions about any of these performances, please call the UTC Music Department at 423/425-4601.