Award-winning Troy University percussion ensemble in concert
Published 11:00 pm Monday, October 22, 2012
The Troy University Percussion Ensemble was named the winner of the 2012 Percussive Arts Society International Percussion Ensemble Competition.
Schools that have won the competition in the past are only the best schools in the world, said Dr. Timothy Phillips, Troy University professor of clarinet.
Troy University is the only university in Alabama to have been selected as winner of the competition and joins the ranks of other outstanding colleges and universities including Florida State, Northwestern, Rutgers, Ohio State and Yale universities and the universities of Houston and Kentucky and Juilliard and the Paris Conservatory,
The public is invited to the award-winning Troy University Percussion Ensemble’s Fall 2012 Concert at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Claudia Crosby Theater.
This will be the last opportunity to hear the Ensemble before it embarks on a four-stop tour that will culminate with a Showcase Concert at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention 2012 in Austin, Texas.
“Tonight’s concert will consist of the repertoire that will be performed at PASIC,” said Dr. Adam Blackstock, assistant professor of percussion, John M. Long School of Music. “We will perform four world premieres that were commission for this event and perform the US premiere of another work.”
The concert will host Professor Brian Nozny from Dickinson State University as Composer in Residence.
“Professor Nozny has written a new work for percussion quartet entitled ‘Parallel’ that will be premiered at this concert,” Blackstock said. “This will be a wonderful event. Our students have worked extremely hard and it is sure to be an exciting show.”