June 1-6, 2014

The Southeast Chamber Music Institute offers performance and instructional opportunities in a variety of settings in small homogeneous and mixed ensembles including piano, strings, brass, winds, percussion, and jazz combo (including horns, piano, bass, and drums).

Students will receive a private lesson, master class instruction, and hear concerts by resident faculty artists. A limited number of students can also be accepted for composition lessons with the composer-in-residence, Dr. Greg Danner.


The Institute is open to musicians in grades 9-12 in the 2013-2014 school year. Enrollment is limited to space available.

The Faculty

The artist faculty will coach chamber ensembles, provide individual instruction and perform evening recitals.

The Cumberland Quintet
Roger Martin, Flute
William Woodworth, Oboe
Wonkak Kim, Clarinet
James Lotz, Bassoon
Jeremy Hansen, Horn

The Brass Arts Quintet
Charles Decker, Trumpet
Chris McCormick, Trumpet/Jazz
Greg Danner, Horn
Joshua Hauser, Trombone
WInston Morris, Tuba/Euphonium
Ryan Snell, graduate assistant, Tuba

TTU Faculty Jazz Combo
Chris McCormick
, Trumpet/Jazz
Phil Barham, Saxophone
Joshua Hauser
, Trombone
Eric Willie, Drums/Percussion

String Faculty
Wei Tsun Chang, Violin
DeeDee Besser Viola
Dan Allcott, Cello/Orchestra
Steve Benne, Bass

Additional Faculty
Joseph Hermann, Clarinet/Band
Catherine Godes
Dan Hearn, Clarinet
Andrew Allen, Saxophone


The Tennessee Tech campus is centrally located in Cookeville, Tennessee, just off Interstate 40. The beautiful Bryan Fine Arts Building will be the focus of all instructional and performance activity, with dormitory and cafeteria facilities only one block away.


Tuition charges of $435 cover all instruction, evening concerts, a social evening, dormitory housing, meals, and an Institute t-shirt. A deposit of $50 (included in tuition costs) is required, and must be received to hold your place. The deposit is non-refundable unless the student is not accepted for enrollment.


The Institute will evaluate all application materials and inform students of acceptance and scholarship decisions by May 12, 2014. All communications will take place via e-mail.

Early Bird Discount

Applications received online through the TTU Marketplace by midnight central time on Monday, April 7, 2014 will receive a $25 Early Bird Discount.


The following scholarships are available to talented students from any state or country:


The application deadline for SCMI 2014 is midnight central time on Monday, May 5th.

The application information form is available online ONLY at http://www.tntech.edu/scmi/application/.

Deposits will be paid online through the TTU Marketplace.

For inquiries contact Dr. Joshua Hauser at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 931-372-6086.

You can also find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/southeastchambermusicinstitute.



Required forms for accepted students will be posted online on this page once acceptances are e-mailed out.


All forms must be completed and brought to registration on Sunday, June 1 along with the remainder of tuition and fees.