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Lecture-Concert Series presents Steven Schick, author and percussionist,
April 1, 2009 --
Steven Schick, author
and champion of contemporary percussion music, is the featured lecturer
in the final event of Arkansas State University’s Lecture-Concert
Series. He will present “Champion of Contemporary Percussion music” on
April 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center, 201 Olympic
Drive, Jonesboro. Like all events in the Lecture-Concert Series, this
event is free and open to the public. Steven Schick’s presentation is
co-sponsored by ASU’s by ASU Bands, the ASU Department of
Music, and the Society of Composers, Inc. student chapter.
Steven Schick, distinguished professor of music at the University of
California-San Diego, and a consulting artist in percussion at the
Manhattan School of Music, has championed contemporary percussion music
as a performer and teacher, by commissioning and premiering more than
one hundred new works for percussion.
Founder and artistic director of the percussion group “red fish blue
fish,” Schick assumed the post of music director and conductor of the La
Jolla Symphony and Chorus in 2007. He has authored a number of
publications including “The Percussionist's Art: Same Bed,
Different Dreams” and “The Mathematics of Resonant Bodies”
on solo percussion music, and a three-CD set of the complete percussion
music of Iannis Xenakis. Schick will perform solo and with the Arkansas
State University Percussion Ensemble.
Steven Schick will present a percussion clinic for middle school and
high school students at Fowler Center on Friday, April 10, at 10 a.m.
The public is invited to this clinic by master percussionist
Steve Schick. Besides being a tremendous performer, Mr. Schick is very
adept at speaking to high school, middle school, and college-level
audiences. Mr. Schick is well known for premiering major percussion
compositions. Parking for the percussion clinic is available on the
north (Convocation Center-side) entrance of Fowler Center.
For more details, contact Dr. Gil Fowler, associate dean for the Honors
College, at (870) 972-2308, via e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit
http://asunews.astate.edu/L-CFlyerGENERALrel08.htm.astate.edu for a
complete listing of the 2008-09 Lecture-Concert Series programs and a
The Lecture-Concert Series presents diverse programs to
enrich the cultural life of the campus, community, and region.