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Jennifer Higdon Comes Home


Composer Jennifer Higdon talks with Todd Steed about her formative years in East Tennessee and how those shaped her work. The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will perform her Cold Mountain Suite as part of the Moxley Carmichael Masterwork Series on March 23-24 at the Tennessee Theatre.

A Knoxville native, Todd began working at WUOT in 2006 as jazz coordinator and host of Improvisations. He is now the music director and host of of Studio 865/Flipside and Changing Course, and also produces podcasts such as Improvisations to Go and Raised in Knoxville. Todd got his start in radio at WUTK, where he served as both news and music director while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at UT. He later earned a master’s degree in education, also at UT.