Music Seminar Offered At UTC Featuring Anthony Plog

Monday, January 7, 2013

UTC’s Music Department will present the music seminar “If I were a Student Today” featuring renowned American Composer, teacher and trumpeter Anthony Plog, on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 1:40 p.m. 

It will take place in the UTC Fine Arts Center, Roland Hayes Concert Hall, 752 Vine St., Chattanooga, and is open to the entire university, is presented free of charge and is open to the general public. Mr. Plog will also be presenting a Composition Master Class and Trumpet Master Class.

Mr. Plog is a renowned American conductor, composer and trumpet player. His music has been performed in over 30 countries around the world and he is the recipient of numerous grants and commissions. In 1990 he moved to Europe to play Solo Trumpet with the Malmo Symphony in Sweden, and since 1993 has been a Professor at the Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik in Freiburg, Germany. He has broadened his compositional horizons during the past ten years and now writes in many different mediums. He has written three children's operas, the first of which, “How the Trumpet Got Its Toot”, was premiered by the Utah Opera and Symphony. Other new works recently completed include a Trumpet Sonata and 2 Horn Concerti. As a soloist, Anthony Plog has toured throughout the U.S., Europe, Australia, and Japan. He has numerous recordings to his credit, and has recorded solo albums for many diverse labels. He has also taught at various institutions around the world.  Anthony Plog retired from the concert stage in 2001 in order to pursue a full time composition career. He also devotes time to seminars and guest conducting.

Additional information regarding this or any other UTC Music Department performance can be obtained by contacting the music office at 423 425-4601 or Ms. Erika L. Schafer, D.M.A., assistant professor of Trumpet and assistant director of Bands at 423 425-4641.


Hello, My Name Is King Event Held At Brainerd High School

Hello, My Name is King, Inc. presented SANKOFA: I Am History at Brainerd High School.  St. Louis native and Founder of HMNK, Whitney Stovall and four young professional leaders hosted a series of workshops to promote self-awareness and encourage positive behavior for the male and female students of the ninth grade academy.   My Black is Beautiful Ambassador Anique Hameed, ... (click for more)

Brianna Jones Awarded La'Shanna Trout Memorial Scholarship

Brianna Jones of Knoxville was awarded a $1,000 La'Shanna Trout Memorial Scholarship Award from the Tennessee Grocers Education Foundation. Ms. Jones graduated from Halls High School in 2012, and attends the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  The Tennessee Grocers Education Foundation presented 140 scholarships this year valued at $157,050 to students in the food industry.  ... (click for more)

Erlanger Chooses Epic Software For New $100 Million Electronic Medical Records System; CEO Judy Faulkner To Visit Chattanooga

Erlanger CEO Kevin Spiegel announced that the Chattanooga hospital has chosen Epic Systems for a new electronic medical records system that he said will cost close to $100 million over 10 years. He said Cerner was the other finalist for the major hospital expenditure. Mr. Spiegel said the new system will mean some 100 more jobs at Erlanger. He said Epic will bring up to 200 ... (click for more)

Red Bank Police Find 17 Animals In "Deplorable" Condition At Home On Oakland Terrace

Red Bank Police on Friday found 17 animals in "deplorable condition" after making a home check on Oakland Terrace. The Humane Educational Society was called in to assist. The HES said, " Officers entered the home on Oakland Terrace and rescued nine dogs, six cats and two rabbits that had been living in deplorable conditions. "These animals are currently ... (click for more)

Injustice Is Terrible, But Shouldn't Lead To Rioting - And Response (2)

Injustice is terrible.  Period.  I am totally wowed, amazed, and grateful that the six officers have been charged in Baltimore.  Justice will be done like with the officer that shot the man in the back.   That being said,  I don't understand why, when atrocities like this happen, protests and marches can evolve into terrible rioting.  Fortunately ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: From Private To General

It was quite a thing back in March, when Florida Gov. Rick Scott named Maj. Gen. Michael Calhoun to command the state’s National Guard. After all, not many who sign up as a “buck private” climb the ladder all the way to become the state’s Adjutant General, and when you add the fact the highly-respected Calhoun is an African-American, the story only gets better. But there is more: ... (click for more)