Thursday, April 21, 2022
Guerry Auditorium

Three huge names in jazz bring their expertise to Sewanee a week from Thursday. The Charles Lloyd Trio plays Guerry Auditorium April 21, 7:30p. This performance has been delayed for a variety of reasons, but is now coming to fruition, and jazz aficionados are ecstatic.

Goodbye for Now: a Sondheim Memorial

Join the Sewanee Symphony Orchestra for its season finale at 7:30pm on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 in Guerry Auditorium! "Goodbye for Now: a Sondheim Memorial" will be a short program of favorites from the oeuvre of late great composer Stephen Sondheim, including "Send in the Clowns" and selections from Bernstein's West Side Story.

Music for the Liturgical Year

Friday, April 22, 2022
6:30 PM CST
All Saints' Chapel

Andrew Yow, C'22, will be presenting his senior organ recital. Andrew is Music Major in the Department of Music.

The University Jazz Ensemble's Spring Concert

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
6:30 PM CST
St. Luke's Chapel

The Jazz Ensemble focuses on developing student jazz musicians by providing an opportunity for a challenging ensemble experience while encouraging performers to explore jazz improvisation.  The concert is free and open to the public.

Spring Vocal Showcase

Join the Sewanee Voice Studio for an exciting and eclectic concert of songs from the musical theatre, pop, R&B, folk, and classical genres! From Hamilton to My Fair Lady and J.S. Bach to Jhené Aiko, come hear Sewanee's vocalists share their passions--from their hearts to yours.

Music of Black America



March 5, 2022
2:30pm CST - Pre Concert Lecture @ University Art Gallery
3:00pm CST - Concert @ Guerry Auditorium

Join the Sewanee Symphony Orchestra and the University Choir as we present masterpieces from Black composers of 20th-century America, including works by Scott Joplin, H.T. Burleigh, William Grant Still, and the long-neglected "Credo" by Margaret Bonds, written on text by W.E.B. Du Bois.

Presented in collaboration with the Roberson Project on Slavery, Race, and Reconciliation.

The Poet and Her Songs

"The Poet and Her Songs": Exploring the Art Songs of Florence Price
Thursday, February 10 at 7:00pm
Gailor Auditorium
Free and open to the public
Dr. Marquese Carter's lecture will introduce the varied musical language present in select vocal works of Florence Price (1887-1953), the groundbreaking Black American composer. Dr. Carter will discuss Price's significant art song repertoire, address frequent performance issues, and discuss common questions in assigning repertoire by Black composers. Dr. Carter, a tenor, is president of the International Florence Price Festival and assistant professor of Music at Murray State University in Murray, KY. 
This lecture is sponsored by the Center for Southern Studies, the Department of Music, and the Center for Teaching.
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Dr. Carter will be offering a vocal masterclass to Sewanee singers addressing issues of performance and technique. 
Friday, February 11 at 2:00pm
Guerry Auditorium
Free and open to the public

Women’s Voices in Early Music: Forgotten Music of the Renaissance and Baroque Eras

Join Alice Belshaw, soprano (C’22), and collaborators as they offer a recital of exquisite music by women of the Renaissance and Baroque eras.


The Sewanee Voice Studio presents:
Fall Vocal Showcase
Students of Kerry Ginger and Erik Gustafson
Featuring Dr. Bernadette Lo, piano
Friday, November 12
Guerry Auditorium
Free admission; audience masking required
On Friday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m., the students of the Sewanee Voice Studio will present an exciting and eclectic concert of vocal works from the musical theatre, pop, folk, and classical repertoires. The performers, all students of Sewanee faculty Dr. Kerry Ginger and Erik Gustafson, will be joined by piano faculty Dr. Bernadette Lo. The concert will take place in Guerry Auditorium, and is open to all Sewanee students, faculty, and community members.
"This is a proud moment for the combined voice studios," says Dr. Ginger. "Our students have worked hard all semester on a variety of repertoire, and are developing not only as vocalists but also as singing actors." The voice students represent many majors and experience levels, she adds, and "all share a commitment to storytelling, craft, and musical excellence."  For Gustafson, the energy is palpable, especially following the pandemic: "Covid presented so many challenges for singing, and now we are ready to share and connect. We can't wait to sing for you!"
From Adele to Sondheim, Simon and Garfunkel to Man of La Mancha, and Britten to Bring It On, the program draws on many traditions, all under one banner: connecting through song.


Bahley Minor and Friends: Slidin' Away

Saturday, April 9, 2022
St. Luke's Chapel
A collaboration of talent from Sewanee’s Music Department, this recital tells a personal story through the artistry of songwriter and performer Paul Simon. Featuring Bahley Minor (C'22), baritone and guitar; Molly Morgan, harp; Fiona Kelly, piano; Dr. Tiffany Lu, violin; and Kennedy Uselton and Marina Sherlock, vocalists. Mr. Minor is a student of Dr. Kerry Ginger.

Christmas on the Silver Screen

Christmas on the Silver Screen
Sewanee Symphony Orchestra
Tiffany Lu, conductor
Friday, Dec. 3, 2021
Guerry Auditorium
The Sewanee Symphony Orchestra presents a light family-friendly concert featuring music at the intersection of Christmas and the Movies. Spotlighting favorites like Carol of the Bells, Greensleeves, and well-known music from The Polar Express, Home Alone, and Schindler's List, this concert will also present the world premiere of film music by Prakash Wright, Professor and composer from the Department of Music, presented live with film. The SSO Percussion Ensemble will also present other Christmas favorites, along with a special prelude in the University Arts Gallery courtesy of the Film Studies department and the Arts Amplified initiative.