Degrees Offered for Percussionists
SUU hosted the World Percussion Group for clinics and a concert. Percussionists from around the world are chosen to be a performing member of WPG to go on tour, including a former SUU student, Darin Hunsinger.
SUU hosted percussion professor Doug Smith from Utah Valley University. Doug Smith presented a unique program of works for marimba and voice.
Dr. Lynn Vartan hosted Satellite Salon Series, “Power Play: An Electric Evening of Music,” a performance built around the works of electronic composer Jason Francesco Heath with violist Alma Fernandez, both from Los Angeles, CA.
The SUU music department hosted the High School Honor Band Festival. Students were selected for the two day festival of rehearsals and activities culminating in a concert at the end of the second day at the beautiful Heritage Center Theater in Cedar City, Utah.
Junior Tylor Williams gave his Junior Recital, performing Ogre Ballet by Casey Cagnelosi and 4 Basho Haiku by Jorge Vidales. Another great evening of music!
The SUU Percussion Ensemble gave their Fall Percussion Ensemble concert to a full house in Thorley Recital Hall! Pieces that were performed included Into the Air by Ivan Trevino, Postludes for Bowed Vibraphone by Elliot Cole (played in the dark) and The Dreamers of Dreams by Nathan Daughtrey. Check out out our YouTube page for videos from that concert: https://www.youtube.com/user/
The whole SUU Percussion studio went to Texas for PASIC 2015! We had a great time and saw so many amazing percussionists and groups perform. Alumnus Darin Hunsinger was also performing with TCU!
Lydia Bradshaw gave her senior recital! She played so much great repertoire, including Anvil Chorus and Luminocity.
SUU hosted percussionist Kevin Bobo for an amazing masterclass and some special private lessons! He worked with us for 2 days and gave a great workshop on marimba and snare drum.
The SUU Drumline was featured as part of the Orchestra of Southern Utah’s "Rhythm of the Drum" concert! The drumline opened the whole show with some cadences and then Dr. Lynn Vartan and Shane Summers played Third Rail for snare drum and electronics!
We hosted our annual percussion festival with guest artist Terry Longshore from Southern Oregon University! It was an amazing weekend of learning about tabla and cajon!
SUU Percussion Grads are going places! One of our grads Darin Hunsinger received and accepted a Graduate Assistantship at Texas Christian University! We are excited to see him perform with them at PASIC in November 2015!
The SUU Percussion Studio went to Indianapolis, Indiana for the Percussive Arts Society International Convention! It was four days on workshops, concerts and all things percussion! We also got to take some photos with out favorite artists!