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November 20, 2020 - Registration is Closed.

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The School of Music at Tennessee Tech University invites high school students (grades 9-12) to attend this year’s All-Star Instrumental Symposium. This virtual event will be held on Friday, November 20, 2020 from 4:30–6:30 p.m. Outstanding high school students from all across the state will have an opportunity to gain valuable insights and improve their musicianship. Our faculty will teach masterclasses that focus on technique, performance practices, and audition preparation/recording. Special emphasis will be given to the preparation of Tennessee All-State audition etudes. This year’s Symposium will feature sessions and masterclasses for:

Strings (including guitar)

Space is not limited for this virtual event, and students in grades 9-12 are welcome to participate. Participants will register for the event by filling out the registration form below. The deadline to register for this event is Monday, November 16, 2020. Participants will be contacted directly with details about how to access the virtual Symposium. 

The All-Star Instrumental Symposium will be held on November 20 from 4:30-6:30 PM (CST).
There is no registration fee.

  • Schedule of Events

    Friday, November 20, 2020

    Schedule of Events

    4:30-5:00 PM: Setting Yourself Up for Success – Recording Strategies
    In this group session, all participants will learn strategies that will help them prepare the best   recordings of themselves for All-State auditions and other recording projects.

    5:00-6:30 PM: Masterclass Sessions with Applied Faculty Members
    Participants will interact with Tech Music Faculty in virtual masterclasses. To take the most from this experience, participants are strongly encouraged to have their instrument. 

    • Dr. Mary Matthews, Flute
    • Dr. Michael Adduci, Oboe
    • Dr. Jeff Womack, Bassoon
    • Dr. Mark Cramer, Clarinet
    • Dr. Matthew Younglove, Saxophone
    • Dr. Jeremy Hansen, Horn
    • Dr. Scott Hagarty, Trumpet
    • Dr. Josh Hauser, Trombone
    • Prof. Winston Morris, Euphonium & Tuba
    • Dr. Colin Hill, Percussion
    • Dr. Wei Tsun Chang, Violin/Viola
    • Prof. Dan Allcott, Cello
    • Prof. David Odegaard, Bass
    • Prof. Kerry Stone, Guitar
    • Dr. Catherine Godes, Piano
    • Dr. Wendy Mullen, Voice
    • Dr. Diane Pulte, Voice
    • Dr. Christopher Reames, Voice
    • Dr. Craig Zamer, Voice

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