|Iowa Day of Percussion 2013: Free Concerts
|Iowa State University Department of Music and Theatre and Matthew Coley host the 2013 Iowa Day of Percussion in Ames, Iowa on April 5 and 6, 2013. The two-day event will be held on the ISU campus and showcase guest artists from around the country as well as college and high school students. All events will take place in Iowa State University Music Hall, and performances will be held in Martha Ellen-Tye Recital Hall. Concerts are free and open to the public.
Along with concerts, events include master classes, clinics, and high school and collegiate solo competitions. "We are very fortunate to have these incredible guests artists performing at the event this year. Each of the concerts will be unique and a real treat for those attending," says Matthew Coley, host and ISU Percussion Ensemble Director. "This is a unique opportunity for the students attending to get instruction from a wide range of artists at one event."
The event begins with Crossing 32nd Street's performance at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 5. At 3:00 p.m. On Saturday, organist Dr. Lynda Hakken performs with the Iowa Percussion Group. The Iowa Collegiate Percussion Ensembles take the stage at 5:30 p.m. and the final performance is a concert at 7:15 p.m. by Jamal Mohamed, Crossing 32nd Street, Cory Hills and other guest artists including student competition winners.
Guest artists performing:
• Jamal Mohamed A native of Lebanon, Jamal grew up in the Chicago area, where he was exposed to rich blues and jazz traditions as well as the Middle Eastern music he heard at home. Known for his virtuosity on the doumbek, an ancient percussion instrument.
• Crossing 32nd Street Named Phoenix's "Best New Classical Music Ensemble" by the Arizona Republic, strives to increase the awareness and understanding of modern music through an aggressive commitment to performing relevant contemporary works at the highest level.
• Cory Hills As a percussionist, Hills has performed numerous orchestral, chamber, solo, world, rock, musical theatre, dance, film, television, and radio concerts. Hills has been an active percussionist, composer, and educator. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
• Brian Nozny Brian Nozny's career as a percussionist, composer, and educator spans a wide array of musical styles, including classical, jazz, world, and popular genres. Active as a jazz musician, he currently performs as the drummer with the Brickhouse Jazz Combo, in addition to freelancing throughout North Dakota.
• Lynda Haaken Dr. Hakken currently holds a one-year appointment at the University of Iowa, teaching organ and church music related classes in the School of Music. She holds a B.M. in organ performance from Hope College (MI), and M.A. and D.M.A. degrees in organ performance and pedagogy from University of Iowa and she taught applied organ at Cornell.
• Iowa Percussion Group The Iowa Percussion Group began in 2011 and is a collective of Iowa's accomplished percussion artists. Every artist brings a unique voice to the group and IPG performs throughout Iowa in a variety of projects and venues. Its mission is to present the most diverse, in-depth, and artistic voice of modern percussion that is possible to a variety of audiences in Iowa.
Participating sponsors of this event include Iowa Arts Council, Alvin Edgar Fund for the Performing Arts - Iowa State University and the Percussive Arts Society.
For a complete schedule, student applications, maps and more information about the event please visit www.hearmatthewcoley.com, then click on the IDOP link.
| Iowa State University Music Hall
Martha Ellen-Tye Recital Hall