School of Music

Community & Outreach

For more information, please contact The School of Music at:
931-372-3161 | 
Bryan Fine Arts Building | 1150 N. Dixie Avenue

  • String Project

    String Project: 3rd-12th graders | Fall & Spring Semester
    Classes are geared for 3rd through 12th graders interested in playing stringed instruments (violin, viola, cello).

    For more information click here
    Contact: Mia Hagarty,

  • Live Audio Camp

    Live Audio Camp: Saturday, June 10 & 16, 2023

                            Registration Deadline is June 2, 2023. Space is Limited.

     - Designed for those who want to learn more about mixing sound for the marching arts, musical theater, church, and other large live performance events.  
     - Sessions will introduce participants to the essentials of large audio system design, operation, and maintenance.  
     - Attendees will work with tour grade professional audio equipment in the School of Music at Tennessee Tech.  
     - Attendees will get to meet and work with faculty and majors in the new Live Audio Degree Program at Tennessee Tech. 

    Click here to Learn More!
    Live Audio Summer Camp

  • Summer Music Institute

    2023 Summer Music Institute
    Sunday, June 4, 2023 - Thursday, June 8, 2023


    Dates: Sunday, June 4, 2023 - Thursday, June 8, 2023

    Open to all students (voice, strings, piano, woodwinds, brass, and percussion)

    Tuition and Registration Details:

    475.00: Full Tuition (includes overnight dorm and meal costs)
    375.00: Commuter Tuition (no overnight stays and only lunch provided. Must live within 30 minutes of Tennessee Tech)

    Registration Opens in Spring 2023
    Early Bird Registration: Receive $ off of tuition cost when you register before: 
    Registration Deadline is in Spring 2023

    For more information, please contact Rachel Smalling at 

  • Festival of Voices

    Festival of Voices 
    With over 300 students participating,Tennessee Tech's Festival of Voices features high school students, who participate alongside the Tech Chorale and Concert Choir.
    Students also work with a renowned guest clinician.
    Contact: Dr. Craig Zamer,


  • Young Artist Piano Competition

    Young Artist Piano Competition

    Held in the Bryan Fine Arts Building’s Wattenbarger Auditorium at Tennessee Tech University, the annual Tennessee Tech University Young Artist Piano Competition is a showcase for young pianists, grades 9-12, in Tennessee.

    Contact: Dr. Catherine Godes, 



  • All-Star Instrumental Symposium

    All-Star Instrumental Symposium

    Tennessee Tech School of Music hosts high school students for this annual event, which is traditionally held in November.
    This in-person event offers outstanding high school students an opportunity to gain valuable insight and improve their musicianship. Participation is open to high school students (grades 10-12) who play a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument.
    During this one-day event, music faculty will give clinics, teach masterclasses, and provide instruction on all-region etudes.
    For additional information, contact: Dr. Colin Hill,

  • Festival of Winds and Percussion

    Annual Festival of Winds and Percussion
    February 9-10, 2024

    Festival of Winds & Percussion 
    This is an honor band weekend for high school students which creates an atmosphere of learning and sharing between high school and college students and conductors from the six-state region.
    The annual event brings the nation's finest conductors and composers to the Tennessee Tech campus.
    Contact: Dr. Jeff Miller, 

    The deadline to nominate students is Noon Wednesday, December 13, 2023.
    Early Registration: Dec. 15-Jan 31 = $15.00 
    Late Registration: Feb. 1-7 = $20.00

    *Last Day to Pay and Register is 11:59p.m. Wednesday, February 7, 2024.

    2024 Invitation Materials

  • Golden Eagles Band Day

    The Golden Eagles Band Day is an event that invites high school marching band students—winds/brass/percussion/color guard—to be VIP guests of the Golden Eagle Marching Band for a day. Students will participate in rehearsal and perform in the stands and on the field alongside the GEMB! This event gives students an opportunity to experience what it’s like to be a member of a university marching band.

    This year’s Band Day will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2023 during our home game against Southeast Missouri State. The participant cost is $25 which includes a commemorative t-shirt, admission to the game, a meal in the university cafeteria, and water in the stands. For more information and to register, please click on the link below.

    Information & Registration

  • String Symposium

    The School of Music at Tennessee Tech University will host the inaugural String Symposium on Friday, October 20, 2023 in the Bryan Fine Arts building, located at 1150 N. Dixie Ave. in Cookeville, TN.

    This event offers outstanding students an opportunity to gain valuable insight and improve their musicianship. Throughout the day, our string faculty will provide clinics and master classes that focus on all-state etudes, technique, and practice/performance tips. 

    Participation is open to high school students (grades 9-12) who play a string instrument. There is no registration fee, but students are responsible for their own lunches. Participants should register for the event by filling out the registration form below and bring their own instrument, if possible. The deadline to register for this event is Monday, October 16, 2023.

    For additional information, contact: Dr. Wei Tsun Chang:  

    Information & Registration


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