UTM to present brass quintet next week

UTM to present brass quintet next week

Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2013 8:20 am

The Messenger 04.10.13

The Australis Quintet will perform at noon April 18 at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Martin.
The quintet is composed of Dr. Mark Degoti, Dr. Brandon Craswell, David Renfro, Dr. Jon Whitaker and Dr. Kevin Sanders.
Degoti, assistant professor of trumpet at Auburn University, has collaborated with Leanne Rimes, The Tommy Dorsey Band, The Indianapolis Chamber Brass and The Michigan Brass.  He holds a doctorate of music in brass pedagogy from Indiana State University.
Craswell, a professor at the University of Georgia, is in demand as an orchestral musician. He has performed with the Atlanta, Indianapolis, Jacksonville and Honolulu symphonies. He holds a doctor of musical arts from the University of Kentucky.
Renfro is currently the principal horn of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. He has performed with the Memphis, Illinois, Missouri, Owens-boro and Greenville symphony orchestras. He holds a master of music degree in horn performance from Indiana University.
Whitaker, a faculty member at the University of Alabama, has appeared as a soloist with the wind group of Indiana University, the Augustana College of Symphonic Band and the Purdue University Symphony. He holds a doctor of music degree in brass pedagogy from Indiana University.
Sanders, a faculty member at the University of Memphis, has performed as a clinician in Europe, Asia and North and South America. He is a member of the Memphis Brass Quintet and has performed with the New Mexico, Memphis and New World symphonies. He holds a doctorate of tuba performance from Michigan State University.
The quintet will perform a mini overture by Witold Lutoslawski, Quartet No. 1 by Felix Mendelssohn and others.
Next week’s event is free and open to the public, a University of Tennessee at Martin spokesman said.
For more information, contact Dr. Matthew Stratton at UT Martin at (731) 881-7401 or at mstratto@utm.edu.

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