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Music is a key to human existence. It serves as expression and source of joy, solace in times of suffering, and the tie that binds people of diverse economic, racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds. This is the motivation behind the Music Department’s leadership for music making in Sewanee.

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University Music Groups to Perform at Trails and Trilliums

April 9, 2014

The University Music Department will be well represented at the 11th annual Trails and Trilliums sponsored by the Friends of South Cumberland. It will take place at the Monteagle Assembly Friday night and Saturday, April 11 & 12. Visiting Instructor of Music Lucas Finney, will entertain the crowd on Friday evening at 7:20pm with his guitar music during the Art for the Park Preview Party. All day Saturday various groups featuring University faculty, students and community members will play at the Bandstand. Their schedule is: 9:30 AM Sewanee Guitar Students 10:15 AM Sewanee Jazz Band 2:15 PM Sewanee Folk Music Collective Saturday evening at 4:45pm, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Jim Carlson and his wife Lucie, who make up the group Cricket and Snail, will play for the Wine and Wildflowers event at the Assembly Auditorium.

Dr. James Carlson Composes Score for The Tempest

February 26, 2014

Dr. James Carlson, Assistant Visiting Professor of Music in the Music Department of The University of the South, has composed an extensive score for the Theatre Arts Department production of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

César Leal Article Featured on Musicology Now Website - Whither the Théâtre des Champ

December 9, 2013

Cesar Leal is conductor of the Sewanee Symphony Orchestra at the University of the South; he will shortly hold the Ph.D. degree in musicology from the University of Kentucky for his dissertation on Gabriel Astruc.

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The 5th Annual Jazz Night - April 24th - 7:00pm

Bishop's Common, Hearth Room

Thu, April 24, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Join us for a night of Big Band Jazz. The 5th Annual Jazz Night featuring the University Jazz Ensemble will take place on April 24th at 7pm in the B.C. Hearth Room. The concert will include music by Count Basie, Thelonious Monk, and original pieces by Prakash Wright. The University Jazz Ensemble is directed by Professor Prakash Wright.

Razzle Dazzle: The Sounds of Broadway - Spring Concert April 25, 7:30pm

Guerry Auditorium

Fri, April 25, 2014 - 7:30 pm

The Sewanee Symphony Orchestra along with the Sewanee Chorale present their spring concert Razzle, Dazzle: The Sounds of Broadway on April 25 at 7:30p.m. in Guerry Auditorium. There will be selections from Les Miserables, The Sound of Music, The King and I, South Pacific, Oklahoma, Carousel, Singin' in the Rain and many more. The concert is free and open to the public. There will also be plenty of parking available. Come join us and help welcome spring!

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