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From classical and jazz to bluegrass and choral, Pellissippi State's Music Program offers an eclectic mix of traditional favorites and modern selections. All performances take place in the beautiful Clayton Performing Arts Center on the Hardin Valley Campus.

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Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra

February 16, 7 p.m.

Talented high school students from around East Tennessee will delight you as part of the Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra, directed by Tom Lundberg.

Winter Choral Concert

February 21, 7 p.m.

Baby, it’s cold outside! But this performance, featuring local high school choirs as special guests, will leave you glowing with warmth.

Student Honors Recital

February 28, 7 p.m.

Taking their turn in the spotlight are outstanding student performers from Pellissippi State, who have taken private instruction in voice or instrumental performance.

Jazz and Bluegrass Concert

March 23, 7 p.m.

Ever-popular, make plans now to enjoy the combination of jazz and bluegrass at this performance, which features Pellissippi State’s Jazz Band and Bluegrass Ensemble, the Hardin Valley Thunder.

Spring Instrumental Concert

April 6, 7 p.m.

Enjoy a little bit of everything — from Baroque to modern music, with selections performed by Pellissippi State’s Brass, Percussion and Guitar ensembles as well as the Studio Orchestra.

Spring Choral Concert

April 27, 7 p.m.

Get a taste of Spain at this year-end concert, featuring the Concert Chorale and Variations Ensemble — plus highlights from Variations’ performing tour of Spain.