Marimba Madness Concert At Lee Is Monday

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Kevin Bobo
Kevin Bobo

Lee University School of Music will present “Marimba Madness,” a percussion studio concert featuring guest artist Kevin Bobo on Monday at 8 p.m. 

The concert will also feature students of Dr. Andy Harnsberger performing some of today's most popular works written for the marimba.

Mr. Bobo, a celebrated marimba artist, is currently serving as professor of Music at the Indiana University (IU) Jacobs School of Music, a position he has held since 2007. Prior to his appointment at IU, Mr. Bobo served as assistant professor of percussion at the University of Kansas. He studied percussion with J.C. Combs and Gordon Stout and composition with Greg Woodward and Dana Wilson.

Internationally respected as a solo marimba artist, Mr. Bobo has performed on five continents. His travels have taken him to Taiwan, Singapore, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Australia, Spain, Latvia, Lithuania, France, Italy, the Czech Republic and nearly 40 of the United States.

As a composer, Mr. Bobo’s compositions are performed all over the world with his solo works frequently appearing on international competition repertoire lists. He has authored two method books and composed numerous pieces for a variety of instruments and ensembles.

Dr. Harnsberger currently serves as an assistant professor of music and percussion coordinator at Lee and is active throughout the year as a freelance percussionist and recitalist. He is a performing artist and clinician for Pearl Drums and Adams Musical Instruments, Innovative Percussion, Inc., Evans Drum Heads, Sabian Cymbals, Ltd., and Grover Pro Percussion.

The concert is a free, non-ticketed event and is open to the public. It will be held at Squires Recital Hall in Lee’s Humanities Center on Parker Street.

For more information please contact Lee’s School of Music at 614-8240 or email aharnsberger@leeuniversity.edu.

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