September 27, 2017
by Anna Herd
Two UM music professors, Adam Estes and Amanda Johnston, were chosen to be part of the 2017-18 Southeastern Conference Faculty Travel Program. Over 100 faculty members across the 14 SEC universities were chosen as part of the grant program with UM being home to seven of the recipients.
This is the sixth year the program has been in place, and its purpose is to promote collaboration between colleagues at other SEC institutions. It accomplishes this by providing financial assistance for the selected faculty members to travel to other SEC schools to “exchange ideas, develop grant proposals, conduct research and deliver lectures or performances,” according to Bryant Welbourne from the SECU, which is the academic initiative of the SEC.
This week, Estes and Johnston are traveling to the University of South Carolina in Columbia, which is where Estes earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 2008. They were invited by the USC School of Music to present a Guest Artist Recital, and will also be teaching a master class to the saxophone and vocal studios at USC.
Estes and Johnston will be in Columbia from September 28-29, 2017.