Name: Rachael Cassiday
The SUU Department of Music will host its annual Percussion Festival on Saturday, April 10, 2010. Percussion Festival events will take place free of charge all day in Thorley Recital Hall and will feature special guests David Johnson, mallet percussion professor at CalArts, and the Woodbridge High School Percussion Ensemble. The festival will culminate in a free performance by the SUU Percussion Ensemble and special guests on Saturday, April 10, 2010, in Thorley Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m.
The schedule of events for the SUU Percussion Festival begins with a percussion masterclass for soloists and ensembles from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., a forum entitled “Your Future in Music” will be held, featuring professional musicians from Utah and California as panelists. After the forum, mallet percussion professor at CalArts, David Johnson, will give a clinic on mallet percussion improvisation at 4:00 p.m. The festival will culminate with the 7:30 p.m. performance by the SUU Percussion Ensemble and special guests David Johnson and the Woodbridge High School Percussion Ensemble.
The SUU Percussion Ensemble performs historically significant works for percussion, contemporary percussion literature, novelty percussion music and traditional world percussion music. The ensemble is comprised of both music majors and non-majors and welcomes students with a variety of levels of experience. The SUU Percussion Festival provides SUU percussion students and musicians from local schools the opportunity to play for and work with professional, world-renowned percussionists. This annual event is a great chance for aspiring musicians to learn about careers in music and the lives of professional musicians.
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