What: Orchestral Colors, by UTC Symphony Orchestra

When: 3 p.m., Sunday, April 22

Where: Roland Hayes Concert Hall in UTC’s Fine Arts Building

Admission: Free and open to the public

Information: For more information, visit the Division of Music’s website.

UTC Symphony Orchestra presents their spring concert, Orchestral Colors, on Sunday, April 22. The 60-member orchestra is a collaboration of UTC students and community members, with performers from campus and the Chattanooga community.

The afternoon’s program, says Sandy Morris, orchestra conductor, features a colorful musical palette with works including Aaron Copland’s An Outdoor Overture and Modest Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain.

Soloists include Dr. Michael McCallie in Antonio Vivaldi’s Guitar Concerto in D and Staci Spring in Edward Elgar’s Romance for Bassoon and Orchestra. John Williams’ Raiders March concludes the concert.

Conducted by Sandy Morris, the UTC Symphony Orchestra is made up of UTC students and community members.


Staci Spring, UTC bassoon professor and community engagement and education manager for the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, frequently performs  as an orchestral and chamber musician in addition to maintaining a private bassoon studio.

She was previously a member of the Stone Fort Wind Quartet, Key City Winds and the Abilene Chamber Players. Spring has performed with professional orchestras throughout the Southeast.

Spring has taught courses in applied bassoon, music history, aural skills, woodwind methods and chamber music and served on the music faculty at Stephen F. Austin State University, McMurry University, Abilene Christian University and Hardin-Simmons University.

Spring is a doctoral candidate at the University of North Texas. She earned dual Master of Music degrees in Historical Musicology and Bassoon Performance from Florida State University.



Chattanooga native, Michael McCallie, is a faculty member at Cadek Conservatory and Chattanooga State Community College. He serves as executive director of Guitar Chattanooga, a guitar-driven nonprofit organization in Chattanooga.

He has performed in concert halls throughout the country including Sprague Memorial Hall at Yale University, the Cohen-Davidson Theatre at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Dohnanyi Recital Hall at Florida State University and in the Guitar Sarasota Concert Series.

New York City’s Home Box Office awarded McCallie with two prestigious career development grants for his work teaching young children with the Suzuki Method. He was recognized specifically for his time in Norwalk, Conn. where he transformed the fledgling guitar department at the Talent Education Suzuki School into one of the largest studios in the state.

McCallie holds a Master’s of Music in Guitar Performance from Yale University and earned a Bachelor of Music from Stetson University and his doctorate at Florida State University.

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