Variations choir in the music program
Steinway piano on stage of the Clayton Performing Arts Center
Bill Brewer conducting the music


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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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Friday, September 19, 7 p.m.

Highlights from the Knoxville Opera Company’s 2014-2015 season. Starring Sarah Fitch and Kevin Doherty, accompanied by Maestro Brian Salesky.

Faculty Recital

Thursday, October 2, 7 p.m.

Our concert series continues with a showcase of talented full-time and adjunct Music faculty members.

Fall Choral Concert

Tuesday, October 21, 7 p.m.

Performers include our student groups Concert Chorale and Variations Ensemble as well as selected student soloists.

Instrumental Concert

Thursday, November 6, 7 p.m.

The season’s first music presentation to focus exclusively on instruments, this concert offers a wide range of genres.

Holiday Spectacular

Thursday, December 4, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Our musical holiday celebration is a fan favorite—so much so that we give guests a choice of two performance times.

Winter Choral Concert

Tuesday, February 24, 7 p.m.

Our concert series returns in 2015 with a showcase featuring two local high school choirs as special guests.

Student Honors Recital

Tuesday, March 3, 7 p.m.

Pellissippi State shines the spotlight on its best student performers taking private instruction in voice or instrument.

Jazz and Bluegrass Concert

Thursday, March 26, 7 p.m.

A perennial favorite, this concert brings together the Pellissippi State Jazz Band and Hardin Valley Thunder, the College’s bluegrass ensemble.

Instrumental Concert

Thursday, April 9, 7 p.m.

This event boasts an instruments-only musical mix that is guaranteed to offer something for everyone.

Spring Choral Concert

Thursday, April 30, 7 p.m.

The season concludes with performances by student groups Concert Chorale and Variations Ensemble.