Teacher of the Year
The hour before the announcement felt like one of the longest in Kami Lunsford’s life. A 2006 University of Tennessee, Knoxville, alumna, she sat beside her husband, surrounded by blue, white, and gold balloons in the library of Karns Middle
School of Music Launches University Community Music School
“The UCMS allows any person, regardless of age or prior musical background, to experience music education from the University of Tennessee."
Return to the Met
chool of Music alumna Murrella Parton (’15) has won a distinct honor–to reach the final stages of the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition twice.
Vocal Reserves to Spare
When Andy Wentzel first explored the idea of joining the faculty at UT, he and his wife, mezzo-soprano Karen Nickell, were living in a cabin in the northern Catskill Mountains of New York. He was making the long commute to
“A Way to Share Happiness”
Jack Fellers’s Joyful Pursuit of Excellence in Piano Performance Endowment provides funds for students’ special opportunities.
Music Major Named Marshall Scholar
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, announced the selection of Elise “Josie” Campbell as a 2021 Marshall Scholar, a prestigious designation awarded to no more than 50 US students each year to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom.
It’s Never Too Late
She has only been playing jazz piano for a little over two years now, but recent School of Music graduate Holly Moyer was invited to compete in one of the most prestigious piano competitions in the world in January 2020.
With her Met Opera National Council Auditions victory, soprano Alexandria Shiner (’16) hit a high note.
Absorbed in Opera
A gift of Tosca tickets led to the Charles L. and Therese A. James Endowment
A Bid Farewell
The School of Music had some wonderful faculty members retire this academic year. To help us reflect on their outstanding careers, we asked what stood out to them during their time at UT.