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Eric Barton's passions for learning motivated his transformational $3.14 million gift. “Education is important,” says Eric Barton. “It makes me a more rounded person, and it sets an example. Education has always been big for me, personally and professionally, so whenever

One day last year, Greg Tardy, associate professor of jazz saxophone, was working out at the gym when he received an unexpected call. It was totally out of the blue, but it was a call he had been waiting for

Article by Brooks Clark Thanks to the Sandra G. Powell Endowed Professorship of Piano, the School of Music has for the past four years benefited from having internationally-recognized pianist and professor Chih-Long Hu on its faculty. “It was an unbelievable gift

Victor Chávez’s dedication to the clarinet community fueled the tremendous success of ClarinetFest® 2019. It was about fulfilling a dream, but it wasn’t even his own dream. That’s why Victor Chávez, assistant professor of clarinet, worked so hard to bring the

Article by Julie Beeler & Jeff Roberts Audiology and Speech Pathology Collaborates with School of Music on Hearing Conservation Project Denise Descouzis, a Texas resident and UT audiology alumni (’78), wants to make a difference in the lives of music students. She

In more than four decades of studio work, Jim Self has played in over 1,500 movies, but during his Artist in Residence week in February, Knoxville audiences were treated to a slice of his work as an innovative and versatile

It only took thirty seconds for Katie Johnson’s life work—teaching and playing horn—to be transformed. The assistant professor of horn was playing for her idol, Frøydis Ree Wekre, one of the world’s leading horn players and teachers in Frøydis’s home country

Music is a powerful thing. It can lift moods, motivate, and even aid in healing. It also has the power to connect and cultivate understanding among cultures. This is something Loneka Wilkinson-Battiste, assistant professor of music education, has witnessed firsthand. Her first