School of Music Ambassadors
The School of Music Student Ambassadors are a small group of students majoring in music that assist the School of Music by:
- Meeting with prospective students, taking them on tours of the School of Music and talking to them about our programs.
- Representing the School of Music at various recruitment fairs and activities on campus.
- Assisting with auditions and the annual School of Music Open House.
Our School of Music Ambassadors for the 2013-14 academic year are:
Class of 2015; BM Music Education, Flute
Olivia Anderson is a junior music education major from Johnson City, Tennessee. She is currently a Squad Leader for The Pride of the Southland Marching Band, and a member of the Lady Vols Pep Band. She has served as principal flute for the University of Tennessee Symphonic Band for the past two years. Other activities include Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, Phi Eta Sigma honor society, and serving as President of UTK's chapter of NAfME. She is presently teaching flute sectionals and lessons at South Doyle High School. Recently she completed an apprenticeship with Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, SC. Olivia is a student of Dr. Shelley Binder.
Class of 2014; BM Music Education & performance, Flute
Originally from Kingsport Tennessee, Megan Brooker is a senior at the University of Tennessee. She is a double-major in music education and flute performance under the study of Dr. Shelley Binder. At the university, Megan has been involved with the wind ensemble, symphony orchestra, opera and chamber orchestras, chamber groups, football and basketball pep bands, and the Pride of the Southland Marching band, where she served as squad leader in 2012. She is a member of CMENC and Pi Kappa Lambda. Very active in flute competitions, Megan has traveled to several flute festivals and camps, where she has played in many master-classes and ensembles. Her hobbies include painting, reading, and cats.
Class of 2015; BM Music Education, Voice; Flute minor
Roxanne Cabrera is proud member of the UT Chamber Singers and the Sacred Heart Cathedral Contemporary Choir as well as a former piccolo player in the Pride of the Southland Marching Band. She is also pursuing Pre-Medical studies in addition to her studies in vocal music and flute. A Knoxville native, Roxanne bleeds Orange and White! In her spare time, she enjoys reading, solving logic puzzles, cross stitching, watching Disney movies, scuba diving, planning for the zombie apocalypse, and hoping that she will one day meet and hug Benedict Cumberbatch.
Elizabeth “Liza” Cooper
Class of 2015; BM Performance, Violin
Liza Cooper is from Rock Hill, SC. She graduated from the South Carolina Governor's School of the Arts and Humanities in Greenville, SC. Liza enjoys playing chamber music and has performed as part of the Amici String Sextet at the Greensboro Music Festival and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and she has performed at many events for the SCGSAH foundation. She is also a founding member of the Cascata Piano Trio. As part of a larger ensemble, she has played in week-long concert tour in Germany. Along with music, Liza enjoys riding horses and studying medicine.
Class of 2014; BM Performance, Clarinet
As a native of Memphis, TN, I was inspired by the rich music culture of this city. I am a member of the Wind Ensemble, and I recently had the honor of performing with this group at the American Bandmasters Association Conference in Tampa, FL. My talent as a musician has also helped me to gain success though the Miss America Organization. I served as Miss UT Knoxville 2011, a preliminary to the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant. Upon being crowned I also received the best talent award for my clarinet performance. I will continue to share my passion with others as a volunteer teacher at the Joy of Music School and West High School. In addition to my love for music, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I love being active by playing basketball, tennis, dancing and running.
Class of 2016; BM Music Education, Flute
Jasmeen Pantleay is originally from Loudoun County, Virginia, located in the DC Metropolitan area. She is currently a Sophomore at The University of Tennessee as a Music Education major and Music Theory minor. Jasmeen is in the flute studio of Dr. Shelley Binder and participates in The Pride of the Southland Marching Band, UT Symphonic Band, UT Men's Basketball Pep Band, flute choir, and Collegiate NAfME. She is very excited to represent The School of Music as a Student Ambassador! Jasmeen hopes to pursue a career in music, as a middle or high school band director and receive a Master's degree, after she graduates from UT.
More information about being a School of Music Ambassador can be found here.