UT Martin fine arts students take center stage in events

UT Martin fine arts students take center stage in events

Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2011 1:00 pm

The Messenger 11.10.11

Music, dance and artwork will be featured in several upcoming events hosted by the University of Tennessee at Martin.
• A concert will be presented Tuesday night by students of Dr. Amy Simmons, associate professor of music at the University of Tennessee at Martin.
The performance is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Martin, located at 145 Hannings Lane. There is no charge for admission, but seating is limited.
The concert will include the clarinet choir, saxophone choir, sax trio and clarinet quartet, as well as other single reed chamber music and soloists. Students will also perform the world premier of a composition by Josh Spaulding, UTM percussion student.
• A chamber ensemble concert hosted by UTM’s Department of Music will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Watkins Auditorium of Boling University Center.
Several student groups, including a flute quartet, a brass quintet and a double reed trio and quartet, will perform a variety of musical selections. The concert is free and open to the public.
• The works of Clint Mealer of Greenfield and Kayla Turner of Camden will be featured in a senior art exhibition scheduled to begin Tuesday, with an opening reception to be held from 5-7 p.m.
The display will continue through Dec. 2 on the second floor of the Paul Meek Library on the UTM campus. The exhibition is free and open to the public during regular library hours.
• Nineteen of UTM’s most talented dance students will present their fall dance ensemble showcase, “Magnified Distraction,” at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Nov. 17 in the dance studio on the third floor of the Elam Center on campus.
The ensemble will perform a total of 12 diverse works, ranging from contemporary to clogging to jazz. Eight choreographers, including six students, arranged this year’s showcase pieces. Sarah McCormick, assistant professor of dance and ensemble director, and guest artist Dalton Akins, who choreographed a clogging piece, will also present two new works together.
Tickets will be available at the door. General admission is $5, student admission is $3 and children younger than 12 may enter free.
• A performance by the UTM Big Band and Small Jazz Group will be held 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in the ballroom of Boling University Center on campus.
The program will feature classic swing and modern compositions, including works by Jazz greats Benny Carter, Charlie Parker, Stan Kenton and Charles Mingus. The ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Kurt Gorman, associate professor of music at UTM.
The concert is free and open to the public.

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