Alumni Events Invitation

 Dear MTSU School of Music Alumni,

Greetings from your alma mater. I am writing to invite you to three Alumni and Friends events this April:  

  • School of Music Alumni & Friends reception, Tennessee Music Educators Association Conference, April 6, 6pm, Magnolia B, Opryland Hotel and Convention Center. For more information contact Jennifer Vannatta-Hall, Jennifer.Vannatta-Hall@mtsu.edu. MTSU alum Scott Lane is underwriting this event.  
  • School of Music Spring Honors Assembly, Tuesday, April 18, Wright Music Building, Hinton Music Hall, 11:30am. A reception for friends and alumni will be held immediately after the assembly concludes.  For more information, contact Meredith Kerr, Meredith.Kerr@mtsu.edu. Parking will be available.   
  • Phi Mu Alpha Stage Band 50th anniversary celebration, Friday, April 21, 7pm, Jazzmatazz, 1824 Old Fort Pkwy, Murfreesboro. Admission: $10. Join with MTSU alumni, faculty, and friends as we celebrate Omicron Tau, MTSU’s Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia chapter, and the founding of the Phi Mu Alpha Stage Band. Tickets will go on sale in March with a special dinner menu available. Music will be provided by the PMA Stage Band members and other alumni from the 1970s forward, as well as our jazz faculty, and Jazz Ensemble I.  Proceeds will benefit the jazz scholarship program. For more information, contact me, Michael.Parkinson@mtsu.edu.  

Here is a photo of the band from the early 1970s.

Early Jazz Band

  • We will recognize the legacy of Dr. Tom Naylor, former music department chair who passed away very recently, at each of these events

We are having an exciting year, with numerous outstanding concerts by our students, faculty, alumni, and guest artists.   For up-to-date information, please visit http://mtsu.edu/music/calendar.php. Built on proud traditions and alumni achievements, we are focused on the future, fully investing in each student to help ensure professional success. As a native Tennessean, I am very proud of our alumni who lead highly successful careers as teachers at every level, as composers, church musicians, recording and music industry specialists, and as performers and conductors with acclaimed jazz, pop, and classical ensembles. We hope to see you at one or more of these events and thank you for maintaining the MTSU TRUE BLUE spirit!

Sincerely,
Michael Parkinson, DMA
Director, School of Music