Knoxville Opera Studio is a part of the MM in vocal performance. All graduate students, whether KOS or not, eligible to participate in professional performance opportunities with Knoxville Opera Company.
The School of Music is committed to promoting the values of free and bold intellectual inquiry,
meaningful musical expression, vibrant civic engagement, respect for diversity, and an
understanding of the rich musical heritage of our nation and the world.
The School of Music at the University of Tennessee is a diverse community of teachers, learners,
scholars, and performers who seek to advance knowledge of and excellence in the craft,
expression, understanding, and interpretation of music. We train the next generation of music
professionals (e.g., composers, educators, performers, and scholars) and aspire to be a leader
among professional music schools.
As part of its mission, the School:
• enriches the musical and educational lives of its students, the university community and
citizens of Tennessee;
• develops technical and artistic excellence in performance and pedagogy;
• fosters critical understanding of theoretical, historical and cultural studies of music;
• promotes effective and innovative skill in music education.
The School of Music faculty, students, and alumni will have a significant role in the musical
culture and the musical dialogues of the nation and the world.... Read More