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Note: All performances subject to change. Check website periodically for updated information.

For tickets or information call the phone number listed by each event. Roane State provides the venue for each event but is not necessarily the sponsoring entity.

Humanities Division Events

Music Department Events 2016-2017

Music Department Faculty Recital

Sunday, January 29, 2017
3:00 pm
Princess Theatre
Free to the public

RSCC Music Department faculty performs solo and small ensemble works from Classical and Jazz to original compositions.

Mardi Gras Masquerade

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
5:00-7:00 pm
Princess Theatre
$10 per person / $15 per couple

Join the festivities as the RSCC Music Department celebrates New Orleans style!  Local restaurants and community members compete in a gumbo cook-off with winners decided by the tasting of the crowd, RSCC musicians provide entertainment, and a costume contest and games round out an evening of fun! 

Solo Class Midterm Recital

Thursday, March 2, 2017
5:00-6:00 pm
O’Brien Theatre Lobby
Free to the public

Roane State student soloists perform a variety of vocal and instrumental works.

Music Department Alumni Concert

Saturday, April 1, 2017
7:00 pm
O’Brien Theatre
Donations accepted at the door

What began with a celebration of RSCC’s 40th anniversary has turned into an annual showcase of RSCC Music Department alumni talent and achievement!  Alumni Celebration Singers, Concert Choir, Jazz Band, and soloists perform, the 2017 Virtual project debuts, and Outstanding Music Department Alumni are awarded! 

Sophomore Recital

Sunday, April 9, 2017
3:00 pm
Princess Theatre
Free to the public

Sophomore music students present a solo program of music studied while at Roane State.

Combined Solo Class Final Recital

Thursday, April 27, 2017
5:00 pm
O’Brien Theatre
Free to the public

RSCC music students from multiple campuses combine to perform a program of solo and small ensemble selections.

Music Department Vocal Showcase

Friday, April 28, 2017
7:00 pm
O’Brien Theatre
Donations accepted at the door

RSCC Celebration Singers and Concert Choir join with Harriman and Rockwood High School choir students and director Justin Jenkins to present a concert of eclectic vocal music!

Music Department Instrumental Showcase

Saturday, April 29, 2017
7:00 pm
O’Brien Theatre
Donations accepted at the door

RSCC Jazz Band, Bluegrass Band, Stage Band, and guests present a program of varied instrumental music.

RSCC Music Department Scholarship Auditions

Friday, May 5, 2017
2:00-5:00 pm

Saturday, May 6, 2017
2:00-5:00 pm

Roane County Campus, room O-128

All prospective, incoming, and current RSCC students are invited to audition!  Awards apply to Music Department ensembles and vary in size and commitment.  Check out for links to more details!

Combined Music Department and RSCC Playmakers Event

Lionel Bart's Oliver!

Friday, April 21, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
7:00 pm

Sunday, April 23, 2017
2:00 pm

O’Brien Theatre

Ticket prices: Students, Seniors, and Staff (Faculty) $8; General Admission $15

Tickets are purchased at the door by cash or check.  To pre-reserve your tickets email or call (865) 354-3000 x. 5296.

The award-winning musical adaptation of the classic Dickens' novel springs to life with some of the most memorable characters and songs to ever hit the stage.

Community Events

Movie Night — Do the Right Thing

February 10, 2017
7:00 PM
Princess Theatre

The RSCC Arts and Lectures Committee invites you to a free viewing of “Do the Right Thing” (1989, Rated R). This film depicts a series of conflicts in an urban neighborhood on a hot summer day, all leading to questions of character, racism, and values in a modern setting. Though controversial, Spike Lee’s film won numerous nominations and awards, starting a conversation about tensions between the African American community and others in a realistic portrayal of modern life.

General admission to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted. Concessions will be sold (sodas, bottled water, popcorn, candy — cash only).

*IMDB Parental Cautions: brief nudity, some sexual dialogue, adult language, racial conflicts, mild violence, depictions of alcohol and smoking.

CASA Winter Blast Fundraiser

February 11, 2017
5:30 PM
Princess Theatre

Please join CASA of the 9th Judicial District for their 5th Annual CASA Winter Blast!

There will be a roaming feast with multiple vendors, door prizes, a silent auction, and great live entertainment! Mark your calendar! The Princess Theatre in Harriman, TN, starting at 5:30 PM on February 11, 2017.

For more information please call CASA at 865-717-4186 or visit their website at You can also purchase tickets on their website.

Live entertainment will be provided by Knoxville’s own band, The Chillbillies. Their eclectic choice of popular songs will have you on your feet and singing along.  Don’t miss out! 

To see more on them please visit

O'Brien Art Gallery Schedule

For specific dates and updates to exhibits please visit

Or contact:
Bryan Wilkerson
Associate Professor of Art and Design and gallery director
(865) 882-4649

Contact: Malinda Yager • (865) 354-3000 ext. 4710 •

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