Sunday, March 22  1:15 pm
First Cumberland Presbyterian Church
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Monday, March 16  7:30 pm
Roland Hayes Concert Hall (UTC Fine Arts Center)

Three great American works for violin and piano will be performed at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on Monday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m.
Guest artists Ching-Yi Lin, violinist, and Zachary Lopes, pianist, are both highly accomplished musicians on the faculty of western Kentucky University. Their program will include sonatas by John Corigliano, who is well-known both for his film scores and his concert music; William Bolcom, whose work sometimes borrows influences from popular music; and Charles Ives, who was one of the most inventive of all American composers. This concert is open to the public, and admission is free.

The location is Roland Hayes Concert Hall, in the UTC Fine Arts Center, corner of Palmetto and Vine Streets. Free parking is available near the facility, and it is handicapped accessible. This concert is sponsored by the Ruth S. Holmberg Professor of American Music at UTC, and presented by the Department of Music.

Dr. Ching-Yi Lin, violinist, was awarded the prestigious Jefferson Award for Public Service in Washington, D.C. in 2013, recognizing her work in bringing music into the lives of young people throughout her community.  She has given performances and master-classes in Norway, China, Canada, and the USA. In addition to teaching at Western Kentucky University, where she also directs the Pre-College Strings Program, Dr. Lin is on the faculty of the Indiana University Summer String Academy. She earned each of her three degrees in Violin Performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and studied in the Vienna Conservatory from 2001–2003. 

Dr. Zachary Lopes, pianist, is an active soloist and collaborative artist and has given performances across the United States, Italy, and the Czech Republic. He was the winner of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) Piano Concerto Competition and has been a finalist in the Schlern International Music Competition, the MTNA Northwest Regional Young Artist Competition, and the University of Colorado College of Music Honors Competition. He was also featured with his trio on CBS Sunday Morning’s “A Grand Plan for Pianos” in 2009. Dr. Lopes studied at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Composer John Corigliano is well-known for the beautiful score of the film The Red Violin; and he scored the film Altered States as well. He has won the Pulitzer Prize in music, five Grammy awards, an Oscar, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition. He serves on the faculty of Julliard School of Music. He has written concerti for several high-profile soloists, as well as symphonies, opera, and chamber music. His Sonata for Violin and Piano was composed in 1963, and won the chamber music competition at the Spoleto festival in Italy in 1964. This four-movement work embraces a wide range of emotive states, from playful, energetic and even humorous, to profound depths and expressive heights.

William Bolcom has likewise won a Pulitzer Prize in Music, two Grammy awards, the National Medal of Arts, and was named the 2007 Composer of the Year by Musical America. Also a pianist, Bolcom has recorded many albums with his wife, the mezzo-soprano Joan Morris. Together they have focused on popular songs and show tunes from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Bolcom’s Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano features more than a hint of influence from American popular music in the first and fourth movements. The inner movements are more serious and even “gritty” in nature.

Charles Ives studied music at Yale University (and played on Yale’s baseball team!). His Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano offers the following subtitles: “Autumn;” “In the Barn;” and “The Revival.” Ives loved “vernacular” music—hymn tunes, patriotic songs, sentimental parlor music, and band music, and often incorporated melodies from these songs and tunes in his compositions. Sometimes the musical references are clear and recognizable; sometimes they are more stylistic in nature, hinting at a familiar tune; and other times they are passing references that are hard to place but feel somehow familiar.

Charles Ives chose to make his living in Insurance, in order to keep his music-making independent of financial necessity. In this way, he could experiment freely without concern for success or failure. He made considerable contributions to the development of new ways of dealing with rhythm, meter, harmony, and texture in music. Ives was prolific in his output, considering that he worked full-time in the business world until health issues forced him to retire.

FEBRUARY 8, 2015 

The Kinge's Quire was formed in 2008 to sing music from the Renaissance, as well as modern anthems and motets in the English choral tradition. The concert will include music by Philip Stopford, Will Todd, Dan Forrest, Henry Purcell, and others.   

The group is dedicated to offering opportunities for young singers to sing advanced choral literature.  Many of the members of the choir have a background that includes home school education, either as a student or as a parent. 

In 2011 The Kinge's Quire performed a concert for the Tennessee State Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.  The group director is Gerald Peel, an alumnus of Southern Adventist University, and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. 

The choir will be accompanied on select pieces by Joshua Knight, organist, and string musicians from the Southern Adventist University Symphony Orchestra. 

2014 Picnic, September 13, 2014
Showing of The General at the Tivoli on August 23.
The 2014 Patriotic Concert featured Fredrick Hohman on the mighty Austin organ. We were celebrating the organ's 90th birthday!

MAY 18, 2014

The Chattanooga Music Club presented former scholarship winners in concert on Sunday, May 18, at 2:30 p.m., in the Community Theatre of Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium.

Participants in the concert were (from left to right in above right picture) 2012 winner Kelsey Stansell Huffman, piano; 2001 winner Lauren Sherrell, piano; 2010 winner Adrienne Benson, vocal; 2008 winner Sam Sencabaugh, flute;
2008 winner Gordon Inman, clarinet. Evelyn Gibbs, scholarship winner in 1949, was also present for the concert. 

The piano participants and piano accompanists performed on the Baldwin Concert Grand Piano presented to the Community Theatre inside Memorial Auditorium by the CMC for use on the stage of the Theatre by all performing groups.

The piano was made at the factory in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was chosen by their artist department to be used by their touring pianists.  Notables like Georg Bolet, Andre Watts, and Lee Luvisi have played it.

APRIL 27, 2014
2014 Scholarship winners in concert

Justin Smith, oboe, $3,000 Chattanooga Music Club Scholarship

Janelle Wigal, French horn, $2,500 Drs. Hilda & Andres Alisago Scholarship

Drew Craig, Tenor, $2,000 Opal Rhea Swaity Scholarship

Joey Shultz, piano, $1,500 Dorothy Cobb Martin Scholarship

Christine Lau, violin, $1,000 Fletcher Bright Strings Scholarship

Austin Ngo, piano, $1,000 Fry Merit Scholarship

2014-2015 officer installation and tea followed the concert. State representative Richard Floyd (shown with new officers in the first picture) presided over the installation ceremony.


The Chattanooga Music Club presented its fourth annual St. Patrick's Purse fundraiser at Stratton Hall, 3146 S. Broad St., on Monday, March 17, at 6 p.m. 

This annual fundraising event helps the CMC provide $12,000 in music scholarships for local high school seniors and the on-going restoration and maintenance of the Austin Pipe organ installed in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium 

This years fundraiser featured the local talents of the CSO Youth Orchestra and a Celtic group from Dalton, the Ceilidh Band, who performed the main set.

James Mahon from WDEF-Channel 12 acted as emcee. 

A sit down dinner catered by Louella Landreth, assisted by Bruce Clark, as well as a silent auction of donated items from local merchants was also featured.

FEBRUARY 2, 2014

The Chattanooga Music Club presented in recital Mr. Ethan McGrath, Sunday, February the 2nd, 2014 at Southern Adventist University in the Ackerman Auditorium at 3:00pm
Mr. McGrath was joined by Dr. J. Bruce Ashton, Sarah Tullock, Claudia Ramirez, and Mindy Vanderoef. Featured selections included works by Chopin, Scriabin, and Rachmaninoff.

JANUARY 19, 2014

The CMC and MacDowell Music Clubs presented their annual joint concert at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
The concert featured the local talents of Sara Snider Schone, Tim Hinck, Jim Martin, Martha King, Dr. Ann Rylands, Margaret Ann Randolph, Deloris Harvey, Jay Craven, Dr. Bruce Ashton, Dr. Rhonda Benson Ford, Bruce Clark and others. Patrons of the arts enjoyed a variety of musical genres performed on the piano, organ, violin, flute, piccolo, bells, and accordion, along with operatic performances. There was something for everyone!


The holiday luncheon was a huge success.
See pictures on the Photo Gallery page.


Brett Valliant wowed the audience with his
organ skills at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium. Voices of Lee and the Metropolitan Bells also provided entertainment. And special thanks to Greg Glover of WRCB-TV for being the emcee.
See more pictures on the Photo Gallery page.

The Chattanooga Symphony Opera Association string quintet presented the October program.


Christy Burns of The Folk School of Chattanooga presented an entertaining and educational program with the Swedish Nykcelharpa and the hammered dulcimer.

CMC members entertained on the piano, also.

See additional photos on the Photo Gallery page.


JULY 2013

The 7th annual patriotic organ concert was held on July 1, 2013 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium and was a well-attended success! Walt Strony entertained and wowed us with his incredible skills on the mighty Austin pipe organ. We were glad to have, as special guests, members of the American Theater Organ Society.

The program was opened with its traditional presentation of colors, salute to active personnel and veterans of all military branches and a performance of the national anthem by Margaret Abernathy.

MAY 2013

Evelyn Petcher, violinist; Joshua Coleman, pianist; John Burton, trumpeter; and Tim Hinck, pianist--all present and former winners of  scholarships from the Chattanooga Music Club-- will perform in concert Sunday, May 19, at 2:00 p.m.,  at the Concord Baptist Church, 7025 E. Brainerd Road.  Assisting will be Charlynne Fry, organist.
Ms. Petcher, a 2006 winner, is a resident of Baltimore.  Formerly a member of both the Annapolis and New World Symphony Orchestras, she teaches violin and promotes the Baltimore Symphony’s outreach program.  She holds music degrees from Covenant College and the Peabody Institute of John Hopkins University.

Coleman, a 2013 winner, is currently a Provost Scholar and a pre-med student at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  He continues his piano studies at UTC with Dr. Sin-Hsing Tsai.
Burton, a 2013 winner, while still a junior in high school, was selected to play for the radio program “From the Top,” performing as trumpet soloist for the NPR 250 station network.  He currently is the principal trumpet with the CSO Senior Youth Orchestra, and will continue his study of music at Baylor University this fall.
Hinck, a 1999 winner, is known both as a pianist and a composer.  His works have been performed in Europe as well as in the U.S.  The ensemble “Dischord” and the piano trio “Tresillo” have showcased his music locally.  He teaches at the Cadek Conservatory.

Ms. Fry teaches piano and voice, and is a member of the Chattanooga and Tennessee Music Teachers Associations.
The program included Puccini’s Nessun from Turandot and Debussy Preludes as well as music by Schubert, Toch, and Michael Buble’.

APRIL 2013

On Sunday, April 21 at 2:30pm, the Chattanooga Music Club held its annual Spring Tea at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
In addition to performances by the recent scholarship winners, new officers were installed.

MARCH 2013



The Chattanooga Music Club presented Dr. Sigrid Luther, piano; Jay Craven, clarinet; Kimberly Keck, soprano; and Kelly Stultz, mezzo soprano, in concert, on Sunday, February 17, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church on McCallie Avenue.  They performed works by Schubert, Schumann, Mozart, Henri Duparc, M. Blitzstein, H.H.A. Beach and L. Gottschalk.
Dr. Luther is Professor of Music at Bryan College, Dayton, TN, and is national vice-president of the Music Teachers National Association.  She is a frequent recitalist and piano adjudicator.  Ms. Keck is an Assistant Professor of Music at Bryan College and has performed widely in oratorio and operatic roles.  Ms. Stultz is director of music at First Presbyterian Church.  Jay Craven is well known locally as soloist and music educator.

Dr. Sigrid Luther and Kim Keck

FEBRUARY 28, 2013



The Baldwin Concert Grand Piano donated to the City of Chattanooga by the Chattanooga Music Club for use in the Robert Kirk Walker Community Theatre.

Sunday, January 20 was the annual CMC/MacDowell Club joint concert.
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