Students of Clint Schmitt, adjunct instructor of Saxophone, will present a recital on Tuesday, November 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall, UTC Fine Arts Center (corner of Vine and Palmetto Streets). The concert is free and open to the general public.
The program for this recital includes a variety of composers and styles, from Milhaud to Debussy, Bach to Bonneau. Sambas and fantasy pieces will be performed not just by music majors, but also from musicians who enjoy playing the saxophone. The UTC Saxophone Quartet has performed often on the UTC campus and at area schools, and has recently been featured on concerts and clinics at UT Knoxville and UNC Greensboro (North Carolina). The quartet is hoping to appear this winter at the United States Navy Band’s International Saxophone Symposium.
The Saxophone came late to the musical landscape, invented in 1841 by Adolph Sax. His goal was to create an instrument with the projection of a brass instrument and the mobility of a wind instrument. Romantic composers found the Saxophone to be an expressive tool–composers of the late Romantic Period and Early 20th century including composers Walton, Villa-Lobos, Hindemith, Webern, and perhaps most famously, Milhaud, who featured the sax prominently in his La Creation du Monde.
Clint Schmitt holds faculty positions at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Southern Adventist University. He holds degrees in Music Education from Jacksonville State University and in Saxophone Performance from The New England Conservatory of Music. In addition to maintaining a full teaching schedule, Schmitt actively performs in the area in classical, jazz, and commercial settings.
For further information contact the UTC Music Dept. Office, 423-425-4601.