**UPDATE, MAY 7 – This event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.**
The University of Tennessee at Martin Department of Music will host its second-annual “Chancellor’s Orchestra” concert at 3 p.m., May 11, in the Boling University Center’s Duncan Ballroom. This event is free to the public.
About 15 high school string players from around the state will come to UT Martin on May 10 to rehearse and audition for chair placements in an honors orchestra. Dr. Angela Ammerman, coordinator of music education, and Dr. Keith Carver, UT Martin chancellor, will co-conduct the orchestra in the final performance.
The winner of a solo competition will also perform during the afternoon concert. The winner of this competition must be a graduating high school senior who plans to attend UT Martin in fall 2019 in pursuit of a music degree. The soloist will also receive a music scholarship not to exceed $4,000.
The concert will also be accompanied by the presentation of two awards: the Orchestra Director of the Year Award, presented to an outstanding string teacher, and the Chancellor’s Award for Orchestral Advocacy, presented to an administrator or community member who actively supports orchestra programs for young musicians. Award nominations are submitted by orchestra teachers, students, parents, administrators, peers, colleagues and community members who have recognized their outstanding work.
For more information about the performance, contact the UT Martin Department of Music at 731-881-7402 or visit utm.edu/chancellorsorchestra.