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Titus Underwood Master Class

Titus Underwood

Nichols Concert Hall
1490 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
United States


Free and open to the public.


Titus Underwood is passionate about creating projects that advocate for and showcase black artists and uses film and music to bring his artistic vision to life and re-imagine classical music. He currently serves as Principal Oboe of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and is the  2021 recipient of the Sphinx Medal of Excellence award.

Titus has been teaching music lessons and classes, and coaching chamber music since he was a student at Cleveland Institute of Music in 2006. He has maintained a private studio and taught in precollege programs at C.I.M., Juilliard, and the National Youth Orchestras program at Carnegie Hall. He has taught in the Nashville Symphony’s Accelerando program since 2017, and he teaches and mentors for the National Alliance for Audition Support program maintained by the League of American Orchestras, The Sphinx Organization, and New World Symphony.

MIC and CMPI* students from the studio of Erica Anderson

Collision Etudes..........Alyssa Morris b. 1984
   III. Jimson Weed- Georgia O'Keeffe
Andrew Xia, oboe

Sonata pour hautbois..........Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
     I. Élégie
Giovani Ibarra, oboe and Sung Hoon Mo, piano

Jhula Jhule..........Reena Esmail b. 1983
Guadalupe Ramirez*, oboe and Sung Hoon Mo, piano


Nichols Concert Hall Presents

Titus Underwood: Lift Every Voice and Sing
Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 pm
Nichols Concert Hall | 1490 Chicago Ave, Evanston

Principal oboe of the Nashville Symphony, Titus Underwood presents a multimedia performance where classical music sits comfortably beside spoken word and film. He is passionate about creating projects that advocate for and showcase Black artists. By intricately weaving film and music together, he brings his artistic vision to reimagine classical music. His most acclaimed project, a timely rendition of “Lift Every Voice,” became a viral Internet sensation with more than 1 million views.

Concert info & tickets


847.905.1500  Administrative Office