Music Performance

Alum Tyler Swick selected as Yamaha 40 Under 40 in Music Education

There doesn’t seem to be enough superlatives to describe Tyler Swick’s energetic, entertaining and exhilarating teaching style. And accolades from parents and colleagues are just as numerous.  In several of his “40 Under 40” nomination letters, parents called him a “musical magician” and that “his work ethic knows no bounds when it comes to ensuring he gets a smile out of a few extra kiddos.” Another parent simply stated, “It doesn’t feel like learning when it’s this fun!”

Yamaha Recognizes UK School of Music as 1 of 10 Institutions of Excellence

Story by Peter Giles/Giles Communication


Only 10 outstanding schools nationwide earned the prestigious designation this year.

Yamaha is committed to working with the University of Kentucky in substantive ways for the long-term growth and benefit of its music students and faculty. The Institution of Excellence program is tailored to respond to each honoree’s unique mission and the designation unlocks benefits for the institution, its faculty and its students.

CFA Community Conversations with Dr. Lori Hetzel and Tegan Miller

The UK Women’s Choir planned an event in spring of 2020 to celebrate Dr. Hetzel’s 25th Anniversary with the School of Music. Due to COVID-19 that event was cancelled. A virtual celebration was held instead during a Women's Choir rehearsal. Tegan Miller jumped at the chance to Zoom in.

Episode 3 of CFA Community Conversations

In Episode 3 of the CFA Community Conversations, Dr. Angelique Clay Everett, Associate Professor of Music and Chair of Voice Area, talks with Ruthie Sangster, 2020 BM in Vocal Performance and BA in Arts Administration about life after graduation. Dr. Clay and Ruthie share their love of singing, the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre, and how they're navigating a path forward in the arts.

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