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Faculty saxophonist, percussionist duo perform March 28

Faculty Recital: Rouge Two

Peyton Alonzo, Reporter

April 1, 2019

The 51 members of the audience including student and members of the community patiently waited in Akin Auditorium March 28, for Andrew J. Allen and Gordon Hicken to begin their yearly faculty recital, Rogue Two. Rogue Two is presented by the department of music and was composed of four unique piece...

Percussion ensemble takes over Frank & Joe’s

Micayla Kelsey, music freahman, performs at Frank And Joe's Coffee House before finals. Photo by Nathan Martinez

Demian Ponce, Reporter

December 5, 2018

As customers of Frank and Joe's sipped on their mochas, the music department and seven of its students played the marimba for an hour on Dec. 4. “It was fun to play for the community and get ready for our juries at the end of the semester,” said Micayla Kelsey, music education freshman. The...

Percussion rings throughout Akin

Gordon Hicken, assistant professor of music, conducts music department students as they performed at the percussion ensemble at Akin Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 4, 2017.

Denush Vidanapathirana

December 5, 2017

Captivating music from the drums, xylophones and timpani on stage filled the decorated halls of Akin Auditorium. Directed by Gordon Hicken, assistant professor of music-percussion, the performance also featured two numbers by the combined choirs, and 147 people attended the performance by the pe...

Not all drums make a bang

Brandon Spencer. Photo by Caleb Sneath

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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