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UT Percussion Institute July 7-14

The 1st Annual UT Summer Percussion Institute, a week-long workshop for high school students and educators, will take place July 7-14 at the University of Tennessee Knoxville campus.

"Students will participate in hands-on clinics, master classes, ensemble rehearsals, and performances alongside percussion professionals. Instruction will be given in concert-orchestral percussion, mallet instruments, drum set, jazz & improvisation, steel band, ethnic instruments, percussion ensemble, and more."

Instructors will include Dr. Andrew M. Bliss, Director of Percussion Studies at the UT School of Music in Knoxville; Keith Brown, UT Jazz faculty; Erin Walker, University of Kentucky World Music faculty; Casey Cangelosi, Percussion Solo Artist; Josh Jennings, Afro-Cuban/Brazilian Percussion Specialist; and Matt Weyer, Directors' Workshop Coordinator for Contemporary Percussion Concepts.

For more information or to register online, visit For additional help, call (865)-974-4882 or (423)-863-2470.  

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Alan Sherrod serves up a big plate of nourishing commentary on the Knoxville classical music and fine arts scene.