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 Welcome to Music and Theater!

Allyson Ross

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Auditions for A Midsummer Night's Dream
Auditions for University School's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" will be held this Thursday and Friday, December 5th and 6th, 3:15-5:00 p.m., in Ms. Ross' room, Room 128.


December performance information for middle and high school choruses


  • Barnes and Nobel, Tuesday, December 3
    • Be there at 6:15, perform at 7:00
    • Attire is festive, school appropriate clothing (no jeans with holes)


  • Winter concert, Thursday, December 5
    • Call time is 5:30
    • The concert is in our gym at 7:00
    • Attire is black from shoulder to toes with red and/or green accessories’
    • We will need help 3:00-3:30 to set up the gym and after the concert to put everything away


ETSU Music Scholarship information:

ETSU Pre-College music program:

East Tennessee Vocal Association (ETVA, All East auditions):

Spring Chorus Concert on Thursday, May 17th

Photos of the concert, taken by a parent, Kathi Horne, have been placed on an external site, Walgreens, by Kathi.  Photos are available for viewing or ordering from Kathi's Gallery



Ms. Allyson Ross - University School Teacher of the Year Award
Congratulations to Ms. Allyson Ross who received this year's University School Teacher of the Year (Most Innovative Teacher) Award.

Ms. Allyson Ross brings music and song to the faculty, staff, and students of University School. Her love of music and theater is demonstrated daily in her work with the students. She brings out the best in students.

The choir and theater students have been hard at work all year long on different performances. She puts countless hours into the program (after school and on weekends) and her positive attitude has spread to the students as evidenced by increased enrollments in the theater program.

What a joy it is to walk into the building in the early morning and hear the sounds of the choir singing. It is an uplifting way to begin the day for faculty and students. The growth of her students has been simply amazing.

She has also been instrumental in helping our school become more "green" in words and in actions. She took the initiative to write a grant that provided us with reusable tableware to use. Her work towards getting the drinking fountain that fills water bottles shows her commitment to recycling and the environment.

The University School Chorus, pictured below, performed at the Clemmer College of Education Awards Ceremony.

Congratulations, Ms. Ross! 

UH Chorus




Good morning everyone,

This is a reminder that if school is canceled, rehearsals will also be canceled.  Please continue to work on memorizing your lines so that our next rehearsal will go smoothly.


Allyson Ross

Music and Theater 6 -12

University School, ETSU




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