The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is a national model for metropolitan universities. In collaboration with our many regional partners, we offer our students an experiential learning environment graced with outstanding teaching scholars in bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs.
UTC Department of Music
The Department of Music has been a member of the National Association of Schools of Music since 1933. As one of the largest departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, it boasts a low student-teacher ratio, assuring individualized instruction of the highest quality. The Department of Music offers undergraduate degrees in performance, music education, and theory/composition as well as offering graduate degrees in performance and music education. It prepares students for careers in music through academic study and performance opportunities, and provides the same opportunities for students who are not planning on a career in music but want to keep music part of their lives. Music Department faculty, students, ensembles and guest artists perform over thirty concerts or recitals each fall and spring semester. We are happy to offer performance grants to those who decide to major in music as well as those with other majors but who participate in performing ensembles.
UTC Trumpet Studio
Trumpet study is available to both music majors and non-music majors through weekly lessons. Trumpet study at UTC focuses on highlighting student strengths and achieving goals. Students will learn how to practice for maximum efficiency and progress. Developing technique is a priority, as is developing expressive abilities. Performing experience, including solo, small ensemble, and large ensemble, is important. A bi-weekly studio class provides an opportunity to discuss trumpet-related issues in a group format and provides performance experience in a nurturing environment. Trumpet Ensemble is another opportunity for trumpet-focused performance. Other ensemble opportunities include Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Pep Band, and Brass Quintet. Performance grants are available. If you would like more information about the UTC Trumpet Studio, please email Dr. Schafer.