Dan Miller is pictured in this official publicity photo.

Jazz trumpeter to perform in Allison Nelson Guest Artist Series

Jazz trumpeter Dan Miller will give a performance at 7:30 p.m., April 16, in the University of Tennessee at Martin Fine Arts Building’s Blankenship Recital Hall as a part of the Allison Nelson Guest Artist Series. Tickets are $10 for the public, $5 for non-UT Martin students and free for UT Martin students with their student ID.

The UT Martin Department of Music’s big band ensemble will join Miller in the concert. Miller will also hold a free guest master class from 2-2:50 p.m., April 15, also in the Blankenship Recital Hall as well as an improvisation clinic from 5-6:30 p.m. in room 136 of the Fine Arts Building.

Miller, a Chicago native, is a member of the Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra and serves as music director for its youth counterpart. He has previously toured and recorded internationally as a member of the Harry Connick Jr. Orchestra for 11 years and has studied with renowned musicians Don Jacoby, Bobby Shew and John Haynie, among others. Miller has also been recognized as a Yamaha clinician and performing artist and is an artist-in-residence for the University of Central Florida’s School of Music in Orlando.

Also this week, the department will host Denese Odegaard, president of the National Association for Music Education, during its second season of the #MusicEdLove lecture series and podcast. Odegaard will give a presentation at 7 p.m., April 18, also in room 136 of the UT Martin Fine Arts Building. The presentation is free to the public and will also be available online on the #MusicEdLove podcast. Practicing music educators may receive up to two hours of professional development for attending the lecture.

Odegaard serves as the public schools performing arts curriculum specialist in Fargo, North Dakota. She has taught orchestra for 33 years and served on the boards of both the American String Teachers Association and the National Association for Music Education. She is the two-time recipient of the American String Teachers Association Citation for Leadership Award and is the author or co-author of multiple published works, including “Music Curriculum Writing 101: Assistance with Standards-based Music Curriculum and Assessment Writing.”

For more information, contact the UT Martin Department of Music at 731-881-7402 or email music@utm.edu.


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