Troy University Percussion Ensemble Fall 2012 concert tonight | Arts & Culture
The Troy University Percussion Ensemble will present its Fall 2012 concert tonight, October 23rd, at 7:30 p.m. in the Claudia Crosby Theatre. This event is free and open to the public.
The Troy University Percussion Ensemble was named winners of the 2012 Percussive Arts Society International Percussion Ensemble Competition. As a result, the ensemble will embark on a four-stop tour, which will culminate with a Showcase Concert at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention 2012 in Austin, TX.
Troy University is the only university in Alabama to ever have been selected as winners of this competition and now joins the ranks of other fine colleges and universities who have won in the past, such as Florida State University, University of Kentucky, Northwestern University, Rutgers University, University of Houston, Ohio State University, Yale University, and the Paris Conservatoire.
“All you have to do is take into consideration some of the past winners of this competition and it puts it all in perspective,” said Dr. Adam Blackstock, the ensemble’s director and TROY’s assistant director of bands. “It has put our percussion program on the map and is really going to help in recruiting quality student musicians.”
Tonight's concert will feature some of the works the ensemble will perform during its Nov. 2 concert at the international convention. It will also feature the premiere of “Parallel,” a new work for percussion quartet by Professor Brian Nozny of Dickinson State University in North Dakota. Nozny, who will be present for the concert, conducted a composition clinic for TROY music students.
The Ensemble’s four-stop tour will include performances at Hoover High School on Sunday, Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, La. on Oct. 29 and Plano (Texas) Senior High School on Oct. 30.
Members of the ensemble are: Bailey Seabury, a senior from Calera; Andrew Patzig, a sophomore Crestview, Fla., Robbie Clayson, a senior from Ozark; Wally Pendergrass, a senior from Athens; and Johari Harris, a junior from Crestview, Fla.
Source: Troy University Office of University Relations