The MSU percussion studio is going to Tampa next week for the McCormick Marimba Festival! There are lots of great performers lined up, including our professor, Gwen Dease! The MSU percussion ensemble will be performing at 11am on January 31st. I’ll be performing alongside many wonderful marimbists, including MSU’s very own Zuri Wells and Kevin Keith, in the Solo Showcase Concert at 8pm on January 30th.
In addition to all the performances, Alex Smith will be lecturing on sustainable instruments and the Michigandered Marimba Project at 8am on January 31st. I’ve reunited with Sassafrassy (the nickname I gave the Michigandered Marimba) to perform Victor Marquez‘s “The Fallen Tree” for Alex’s lecture.
So much music, so little time! It will be a busy, but exciting, weekend!