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Faculty perform percussion for students

Tyler Manning

September 13, 2017

A dim, quiet theater roars to life with a mighty drum ringing through the open building and all eyes stalk your every move. At 7:30 p.m., Sept. 11, Gordon Hicken along with Andrew J. Allen and Tim Justus, associate professors of music, performed in front of about 30 students in this year's Faculty Recital...

Percussion Ensemble performs variety of music for recital

Percussion Ensemble performs variety of music for recital

Emily Simmons

November 9, 2016

Student musicians came together to perform intricate percussion selections that left an audience of almost 100 in awe. Gordon Hicken, assistant professor of music, directed the University Percussion Ensemble in a concert on Nov. 3. “The concert went very well. It was a difficult program. The students did a ...

Not all drums make a bang

Not all drums make a bang

Caleb Sneath

November 7, 2016

The audience of nearly 100 in Akin Auditorium Nov. 3 sat in an almost reverent silence as the percussionist balanced the flowerpot atop the drum.“It was certainly unconventional. I've seen a lot of concerts, a lot of percussionists, but I've never seen flowerpots before, but I think it worked well in the piece,”...

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