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Sewanee welcomes new assistant university organist

August 1, 2018
Sewanee welcomes new assistant university organist

Dr. Geoffrey H. Ward performs at Arizona State University

March 9, 2018
Dr. Geoffrey H. Ward, university organist & choirmaster performs at Arizona State University

Jessica Usherwood Named to NATS Emerging Leader Awards

March 8, 2018
Jessica Usherwood, Assistant Professor of Music at The University of the South, has been chosen as one of the recipients for the NATS Emerging Leader Award.

Jessica Usherwood on Chicago’s “Live from WFMT”

March 7, 2018
On Monday, March 12, Jessica Usherwood, Assistant Professor of Music will join the International Chamber Artists (ICA) for a performance on Chicago’s “Live from WFMT” recital series.

Sewanee Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert

February 28, 2018
Friday March 2, 2018 at 7:30pm at Guerry Auditorium the Sewanee Symphony Orchestra presents its first concert of the Spring semester.

Dr. Shalom Goldman Presents Lecture - Johnny Cash in the Holy Land

January 30, 2018
Dr. Shalom Goldman, Pardon Tillinghast Professor of Religion at Middlebury College, will give a lecture entitled “Johnny Cash in the Holy Land: Christian Zionism and American Pop Culture” at 7p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in Convocation Hall.

University of the South Music Professors Perform with EnVaGe

January 22, 2018
On Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall of the UTC Fine Arts Center, three of the University of the South Music professors will perform with EnVaGe in a performance of "Celebrate Diversity Through Music and Poetry." Cesar Leal, the Sewanee Symphony Orchestra Conductor and Assistant Professor of Music, joined by Jessica Usherwood, Assistant Professor of Music and Bernadette Lo, Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of the South, will be performing with the group.

Modern Jazz Quartet
Modern Jazz Quartet in Sewanee

January 17, 2018
Sewanee Jazz Symposium February 9-11, 2018

Organ and Piano Recital - Dr. Geoffrey Harris Ward

January 11, 2018
On Sunday, January 14, at 3:00 p.m., Dr. Geoffrey Harris Ward will present an organ and piano recital at Saint Andrews Episcopal Church in Marianna, AR.

Faculty Recital - Childhood, Fairy Tales, & Folklore

October 6, 2017
On Sunday, October 15 at 3:00 p.m. on the Guerry Auditorium stage, Jessica Usherwood, soprano, will present a faculty recital in collaboration with Bernadette Lo, piano.

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EnVaGe Concert in Chattanooga

September 13, 2017
Cesar Leal (conductor), Jessica Usherwood (soprano), and Bernadette Lo (piano) will be performing Mahler’s Symphony No 4 with the Ensemble of Variable Geometry (EnVaGe) in Chattanooga, TN on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. at the UTC Hayes Concert Hall.

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Voice Studio Open House

August 23, 2017
You are invited to the annual Voice Studio Open House.

Cricket & Snail Farewell Concert

May 30, 2017
A farewell concert was held on Sunday, May 7 at 3:00PM by Lucie and Jim Carlson as they and their family are moving to the Czech Republic. The concert was a true walk down memory lane as they delighted the crowd in St. Luke's Chapel with so many of their well loved renditions and also some new offerings showcasing new instruments.

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Visiting Professor of Strings Peter Povey guest artist at University of Minnesota, Duluth

April 28, 2017
Povey, visiting professor of strings and concertmaster of the SSO as guest artist

Sewanee Students Perform on Live Broadcast

April 4, 2017
Violin students Annie Bowers, C’20, and Madeleine Hitel, C’20, to perform on live radio with faculty.

Drs. Leal and Márquez Speak at International Musicology Society Conference

March 31, 2017
Last week the International Musicological Society held its 20th meeting in Tokyo, Japan. Professor Cesar Leal from the Music Department and Professor Arturo Márquez from Spanish presented their research along with faculty from all over the world.

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James Wilson Residency

March 22, 2017
James Wilson, the acclaimed lead musician of the Americana band Sons of Bill, will be in residency next week with Sewanee’s Department of Music.

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Chapel Musician of King’s College, Cambridge hosted by the School of Theology and All Saints’ Chapel

March 21, 2017
Stephen Cleobury, Director of Music at King’s College, Cambridge, will present a recital, lectures, and conduct Choral Evensong during a three-day visit to the University of the South.

Music faculty recital benefits the Jazz Band

March 9, 2017
Sewanee music faculty will present a free recital, with all donations benefitting the Jazz Band.

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American Spiritual Ensemble sings for joy

February 15, 2017
The long-awaited residency of the American Spiritual Ensemble exceeded all expectations.

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The American Spiritual Ensemble to be in residence at Sewanee

January 25, 2017
The professional singers of ASE are directed by founder Dr. Everett McCorvey, director of opera, University of Kentucky. Their mission is to perpetuate the American American spiritual through informed performances. McCorvey’s own story is intertwined in the Civil Rights Movement. As a child, he lived around the corner from Dr. King in Montgomery, Alabama, and his father was a deacon at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, where Ralph Abernathy was pastor. His deep connection to the spiritual is his story, as well as the story of our country; inspired in slavery, sung during the emancipation and heard again in the Civil Rights Movement.

Residency reunites colleagues

January 22, 2017
The American Spiritual Ensemble's residency brings two long-time coleagues together again.

Sewanee Ensemble Performs on Live Radio Broadcast

November 16, 2016
Folk Music Collective performs on WUTC's "Afternoon Music"

Sewanee announces new opportunity for incoming students with interest in the arts

September 27, 2016
High school students who are interested in being part of Sewanee’s incoming class of 2021, and who have exceptional promise in the arts, are invited to apply for a Fellowship in the Arts.

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The Sound of Music in National Parks

August 11, 2016
Stephen Miller, Professor of Music at The University of the South in Sewanee, TN, will be one of the keynote speakers for the Moccasin Bend National Park 11th Annual Fall Lecture Series in Chattanooga, TN. This series will be celebrating the 2016 Centennial of the National Park Service.

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William Yelverton Recital and NPR Broadcast

November 18, 2015
Dr. William Yelverton presented a solo classical guitar and lute recital at St. Luke’s Chapel (on the campus of the University of the South) Monday evening, Nov. 16, 2015. He reprised several selections from that concert the next day on “Live in Studio C,” a live broadcast from Nashville’s NPR affiliate at 91.1 FM.

Commencement Ceremony Names Music Award and Prize Recipients

May 15, 2015
On May 8, 2016, The University of the South's 2015-16 academic year came to a close with Commencement marking graduation weekend on the Mountain. Two students received a Music Award or Prize.

University Choir to tour England

May 15, 2015
Twenty-three members of the University Choir and several choir alums will embark Friday, May 22, on a nine-day tour of England.

Kash Wright Trio: And There It Is
Kash Wright Trio: And There It Is

March 23, 2015
The library has recently received the following music CDs recorded by Prakash Wright, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music: And there it is In the city of David

SSO Concert LISTEN 3/27/15
Sewanee Symphony Orchestra Presents Listen

March 10, 2015
On Friday March 27, at 7:30pm the Sewanee Symphony Orchestra will present Listen, a concert dedicated to modern American composers.

“Carrying the Remains: A Boy’s Promise to the Children of Terezin”

February 3, 2015
James Carlson, a composer and professor of music at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, is currently working on a project that combines a concert work with music, theater, dance and visual media to tell the poignant story of Jewish Holocaust survivor Tom Lenda. It's called "Carrying the Remains: A Boy's Promise to the Children of Terezin."

2015 Easter Term Organ Recital Series

January 30, 2015
The Music Department of The University of the South presents their 2015 Easter Term Organ Recital Series.

Abi Coffer Flute Studio
Abi Coffer Flute Studio

January 26, 2015
The Sewanee Flute Studio consists of students from Sewanee: the University of the South. Students are accepted into the program through audition, and may receive a half or full scholarship for private instruction

Sewanee Folk Music Collective Resumes!

January 14, 2015
The Sewanee Folk Music Collective will resume again on Wednesday nights, 7:00-8:30, beginning on January 21. We meet in St. Luke's Chapel.

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UNIVERSITY CHOIR LESSONS AND CAROLS CDs AVAILABLE

December 1, 2014
The University Choir's newest CD release is a complete recording of the beloved service of Lessons and Carols heard each year in All Saints' Chapel since 1959.

Faculty Recital - Bernadette Lo and Robert Delcamp
Faculty Recital - Four Hands and Two Feet

November 21, 2014
A recital of music for organ and piano will be presented by Bernadette Lo, piano and Robert Delcamp, organ on Friday, November 21, 2014 St. Luke's Chapel - 4:45 p.m.

The Festival Services of Nine Lessons and Carols

October 1, 2014
The Festival Services of Nine Lessons and Carols will be on Saturday, Dec. 6th at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, December 7, at 5:00 & 8:00 p.m. in All Saints' Chapel featuring Advent and Christmas music sung the University Choir with the Nashville Brass directed by Dr Robert Delcamp.

Sewanee Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert

October 1, 2014
The Sewanee Symphony Orchestra "Celebrates the Season" with a concert of Christmas music on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7:30 PM in Guerry Hall

Sewanee Symphony Orchestra 2014-2015 Season

September 25, 2014
Sewanee Symphony Orchestra 2014-2015 Season - A Letter from Maestro Leal

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, 2014.

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.

Award-winning Handel scholar to give lecture

November 28, 2013
Ellen Harris, professor emeritus and past provost at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will be on campus this month as the 2013 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar. Harris will give a public talk in Gailor Auditorium at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, on the topic “How Did Handel’s Audiences Hear His Operas?: Mary Delany and Floridante.”

MacArthur “genius grant” recipient to perform at Sewanee this spring

September 26, 2013
It has been announced that Jeremy Denk—“one of his generation’s most eloquent and thoughtful interpreters” (New York Times)—has been named a 2013 MacArthur Fellow. Selected for his extraordinary originality, dedication in his creative pursuits, and a marked capacity for self-direction, the pianist is one of 24 recipients of this year’s “genius grant,” which awards each fellow a stipend of $625,000.