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Summer Music Institute

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The 2021 Tennessee Tech Summer Music Institute is a one day Virtual music festival. 

Rising high-school freshmen through graduated seniors are eligible to attend. Auditions are not required for acceptance, although students should have a basic understanding of their instrument of study. 

For more information, please contact Rachel Smalling at

2021 Summer Music Institute- A Free Virtual Event!

Friday, June 4, 2021- 9:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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

9:45 – 10:00 a.m. – Welcome Meeting
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Seminar # 1
               Jazz Improvisation with Professor Chris McCormick -OR-
               Student Leadership with Dr. Jeffrey Miller

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Seminar # 2
               Careers in Music with Professor Dan Allcott and Dr. Scott Hagarty -OR-
               From Bach to Stravinsky: the changing landscape of music with                                                                                                         Dr. Catherine Godes
12:00 p.m.  - 1:00 p.m. Lunch break  
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Masterclasses and Clinics w/ Applied Faculty
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Seminar #3
               Composition and Arranging with Dr. Greg Danner -OR-
               Practice Habits with Dr. Joshua Hauser and Dr. Colin Hill
3:30 -4:00pm. – Q&A with Tech Students 
4:00 – 4:30 – Faculty and Student Performance Video


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