The concert will feature works by David Skidmore, Patrick Long, and Brian Nozny.
The Lee University Percussion ensemble, directed by Dr. Andy Harnsberger, performs challenging and interesting percussion literature, and has rapidly developed a reputation for musical excellence and expertise.
“The Lee Percussion Ensemble is performing a very advanced repertoire at an extremely high level, continuing to grow both in talent and numbers,” said Harnsberger.
Dr. Tyson has a multi-faceted career as teacher, performer, and composer.
Since 2001, Tyson has been a faculty member of the University of Central Arkansas.
Tyson has performed extensively throughout the world with many orchestras, and is currently principal percussionist with the Conway Symphony Orchestra of Arkansas. His many compositions include “Vertical River,” “Anubis,” “A Cricket Sang and Set the Sun,” “A Ceiling Full of Stars,” and “Cloud Forest.”
Tyson has his own series of marimba mallets by Pro-Mark, and is a clinician and concert artist for Dynasty Percussion and the Zildjian Co.
Dr. Harnsberger, adjunct professor of music at Lee, was recently recognized for his composition, “Coming Undone.” The piece was selected for the Percussive Arts Society International Convention’s New Percussion Literature session.
Harnsberger expressed excitement and appreciation for Dr. Tyson’s visit, “His music and his performances have received much acclaim around the world, so it is an absolute blessing to have him here to share his talents with us.”
The event is sponsored by the Lee University Fine Arts Committee, is free of charge and open to the public.
For more information on this concert and other upcoming performances, call the School of Music at 614-8240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.