The fourth performance in the free 2011-2012 Music Concert Series at Pellissippi State Community College focuses exclusively on instrumental music. The Small Instrumental Ensembles Concert promises to offer a wide variety of selections and musical styles.
Slated for Tuesday, Nov. 15, the concert showcases the talents of the school’s music students. Pellissippi State’s thriving Music program includes many students who are scholarship recipients. During the 2010-11 academic year, more than 100 music-related scholarships were awarded to more than 80 Pellissippi State students. More than 60 students make up this semester’s Small Instrumental Ensembles.
Music at the concert will include separate ensembles of brass, guitar and percussion. A mixed small instrumental ensemble and a bluegrass ensemble perform as well. The groups are set to present a variety of music genres, including classical, blues, jazz and folk.
Pianists will perform on Steinway pianos, in keeping with Pellissippi State’s status as an All Steinway School. The Pellissippi State Foundation conducted the All Steinway School fundraising campaign in 2010 in order to elevate the college’s Music program to world-class status. The community college now boasts 13 Steinway pianos in studios, practice rooms and performance venues.
Not only is Pellissippi State the premier All Steinway community college in Tennessee, but it is also the fourth All Steinway community college in the nation and one of only about 125 All Steinway schools in the world.
The Small Instrumental Ensembles Concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the Pellissippi Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Free parking is available.
As with all events in the series, admission is free. However, donations are accepted at the door for the Pellissippi State Foundation on behalf of the Music Scholarship fund.
The next installation in the Music Concert Series is the Holiday Spectacular, scheduled for Dec. 8. Because of the popularity of that concert, two performances are offered, at 6 and 8 p.m.
For information on the Steinway Maintenance Society, call the Pellissippi State Foundation at (865) 694-6529 or visit www.pstcc.edu/steinway.
For additional information about the concert, call (865) 694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Human Resources and Affirmative Action at (865) 694-6607 or email@example.com.