Admission to Center Stage events is free unless otherwise noted

Cookeville – Tennessee Tech University‘s Center Stage will host Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Timothy McAllister and pianist Liz Ames in a music recital on Feb. 21 in Wattenbarger Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The duo has been performing together since 2012. McAllister began his career with a solo performance at the age of 16 with the Houston Civic Symphony.

McAllister has traveled through the United States, Australia, Russia, Canada, Japan, China, Mexico, France, Slovenia, Croatia, Switzerland, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium and Austria. During his travels, he received numerous prizes from both national and international competitions. He has premiered 200 works of prestigious composers and holds the title of soprano chair for the PRISM Quartet. McAllister holds degrees from the University of Michigan where he is a professor of saxophone in the School of Music.

Ames is a well-known collaborative pianist whose international performances include the UK, Spain, Scotland, Strasbourg and Peru. Although Ames specializes in saxophone literature, she does not limit herself, she pursues projects with many instrumentalists and vocalists. Following her work as a pianist, Ames is also passionate about creating piano reductions and has written several published reductions. 

Admission to Center Stage events is free unless otherwise noted. The events are paid for by student fees and open to the public with priority seating given to students. Many guests provide additional educational opportunities for students through workshops or master classes during their residencies.

For more information call Liz Kassera, center stage coordinator, at (931) 372-3637 or email 

The Wattenbarger Auditorium is in the Bryan Fine Arts Building located at 1150 N. Dixie Ave., Cookeville, Tennessee. This performance will also be live-streamed.

Photo courtesy of Tennessee Tech.

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