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The John Hamm Performing Arts Seroes at Covenant College

John Hamm Performing Arts Series

The John Hamm Performing Arts Series brings world-renowned musical artists to Covenant’s campus to offer recitals and educational opportunities that serve students as well as the surrounding Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain communities.


Through the performing arts series, each featured artist offers a recital on campus as well as master classes and opportunities for one-on-one voice lessons or coaching in specific repertoire. The recitals and master classes are free and open to the public, thanks to the partnership of generous donors.


The series is named after former Covenant professor Dr. John Hamm and is coordinated by David Tahere, assistant professor of music. Hamm served in the music department at Covenant for more than thirty years. During his tenure at Covenant, Hamm was known for his investment in the Chattanooga music community. In 1985, he founded Choral Arts of Chattanooga, which still provides the city with choral music, thirty years later.


The performing arts series seeks to carry on Hamm’s legacy of engaging with and giving back to the local music community. Recital tickets are available, free of charge by emailing, or by calling 706.419.1459.


The John Hamm Performing Arts Series 2019-2020 Season

Andy Harnsberger, percussion
7:00pm on Thursday, October 17, 2019 in the Chapel


Vega String Quartet
7:00pm on Thursday, November 14, 2019 in the Chapel


Ross Hauck, tenor
7:00pm on Thursday, February 13, 2020 in the Chapel


Ruth Naomi Floyd and the Frederick Douglass Jazz Works
7:00pm on Thursday, April 16, 2020 in the Chapel


Tickets for any of these are available, free of charge, and can be reserved by emailing, or calling 706.419.1459. You may also sign up for email updates.