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.