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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...

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

Tim Yap, music education senior left, Gary Boyd, music education junior, and Alvin Waldon, music education sophomore, right, practicing for the

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

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,”...

Ensemble provides experience, endings, opportunities

Members of the MSU percussion ensemble lead by Gordon Hicken, associate band director, perform in Akin Auditorium on April 18 with a crowd of about 120 people. Photo by Makayla Burnham

Samuel Sutton

April 20, 2016

The Percussion Ensemble Spring Concert, presented by the Department of Music on April 18 at 7 p.m., gave experience to associate band director Gordon Hicken, a last performance to music performance senior Buddy Richison, and opportunities for local high school percussion band members."It was a lot of fu...

Rogers: Pavilion a success for Priddy, the arts

The pavilion outside the Wichita Falls Museum of Art, under construction on April 7. The pavilion will be open May 15 for

Serah Welborn

May 6, 2015

The Wichita Falls Museum of Art will host "Arts at the Pavilion" on May 15-16, a grand opening event for the new pavilion at Sikes Lake. Many community productions will be featured, from the Zavala Youth Ballet Folkloricao to the MSU Caribbean Pan Ensemble. Jesse Rogers, university president, ...

Percussion students perform for live audience

Caribbean Pan Ensemble at April 10 concert.

Naomi Skinner

April 16, 2014

Percussion students put on a show for msu community from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. Three groups of percussion students performed for an audience of about 75 in Akin Auditorium April 10. "Tonight is our evening of percussion and steel pans which is our once-a-semester concert for these two groups," Alan Black, assoc...

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