It really is okay to admit it. While Smyrna does have a talented field of musical performers, the direction most look to is Nashville. Smyrna, outside of a few bars and high school performances, is real short on live music. I myself enjoy listening to the classics so the Fall season at MTSU really looks good this year.
MTSU has a well developed music program and with that comes a certain amount of student recitals, visiting performers, and faculty recitals. Below is the listing for the month of September and these quality performances are just a short trip down the road. There is everything from vocal to wind instruments to choral events scheduled for this year. Now some do cost money, but for the most part they are free...yes I said free. They also are not just for students, but for anyone who wants to hear music that is live, not-pop, and performed by skilled individuals.
Unless otherwise noted, all concerts are in the T. Earl Hinton Music Hall of Wright Music Building on the MTSU campus.Here are the listings for the month of September so you can have time to make arrangements if you wish. While the student recitals might have a few rough edges, a little good music can go a long way.
Most concerts are FREE (we have tried to note the few that aren't).
Jazz Artist Series $15 and large Choral Events $10 for non-MTSU personnel.
All concerts listed here are open to the general public.
09/08/11 - Deanna Little faculty flute recital - 8:00 p.m.I hope you get the chance to go and have a good night of music and dinner...but no fast food. That would just be wrong.
09/09/11 - Celine Thackston guest flute recital - 6:00 p.m.
09/09/11 - Ryan Stewart senior vocal recital - 8:00 p.m.
09/12/11 - Todd Waldecker faculty recital - 8:00 p.m.
09/15/11 - Ryan Fogg guest piano recital - 8:00 p.m.
09/16/11 - MTSU Opera Performance 7:30 p.m. (Tucker Theater) ($10)
09/17/11 - MTSU Opera, Into the Woods - 7:30 p.m. (Tucker Theater) ($10)
09/18/11 - MTSU Opera, Into the Woods - 3:00 p.m. (Tucker Theater) ($10)
09/19/11 - David Loucky faculty low brass recital - 7:30 p.m.
09/20/11 - Lei Weng guest piano recital - 8:00 p.m.
09/21/11 - Maya Stone (bassoon)/Spencer Lambright (composer) faculty recital- 8:00 p.m.
09/23/11 - MTSU Wind Ensemble - 7:30 p.m.09/26/11 - Honor Choir (all day)
09/27/11 - Christine Poythress faculty voice recital - 8:00 p.m.
09/28/11 - Paul Osterfield composition studio recital - 8:00 p.m.