October 30, 2018
News from Dr. Cesar Leal
August 27, 2018
Sewanee Welcomes Kallen Esperian as Artist in Residence
August 1, 2018
Sewanee welcomes new assistant university organist
March 9, 2018
Dr. Geoffrey H. Ward, university organist & choirmaster performs at Arizona State University
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.
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.
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.
January 17, 2018
Sewanee Jazz Symposium February 9-11, 2018
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.
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.
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.
August 23, 2017
You are invited to the annual Voice Studio Open House.
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.
April 28, 2017
Povey, visiting professor of strings and concertmaster of the SSO as guest artist
April 4, 2017
Violin students Annie Bowers, C’20, and Madeleine Hitel, C’20, to perform on live radio with faculty.
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.
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.
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.
March 9, 2017
Sewanee music faculty will present a free recital, with all donations benefitting the Jazz Band.
February 15, 2017
The long-awaited residency of the American Spiritual Ensemble exceeded all expectations.
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.
January 22, 2017
The American Spiritual Ensemble's residency brings two long-time coleagues together again.
November 16, 2016
Folk Music Collective performs on WUTC's "Afternoon Music"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
March 10, 2015
On Friday March 27, at 7:30pm the Sewanee Symphony Orchestra will present Listen, a concert dedicated to modern American composers.
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."
January 30, 2015
The Music Department of The University of the South presents their 2015 Easter Term Organ Recital Series.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
September 25, 2014
Sewanee Symphony Orchestra 2014-2015 Season - A Letter from Maestro Leal
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.
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.
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.”
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.