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Percussionist Andy Harnsberger to perform September 24

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Andy Harnsberger

Percussionist Andy Harnsberger will present a guest artist recital at 8 p.m. Thursday, September 24, in Kemp Recital Hall. The performance, part of the School of Music’s Guest Artist Recital Series, is free and open to the public.

In addition to solo percussion works, Harnsberger’s recital will include performances with members of the ISU Percussion Ensemble.

Harnsberger is an assistant professor of music and percussion coordinator at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. Praised by Percussive Notes Journal as “A Master of Musical Nuance,” he enjoys a versatile career as a performer and educator. He has been a featured solo artist at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), Spoleto Festival USA, and Piccolo Spoleto Festival. His compact disc, Vertigo, has been recognized by the Percussive Arts Society as “a must purchase for anyone who collects important marimba recordings. His performance makes it clear that he is a master player, not only technically, but musically as well.”

Harnsberger holds a doctorate from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where he also received the prestigious Performer’s Certificate. Andy is a performing artist and clinician for Malletech Instruments and Mallets, Sabian Cymbals, Ltd., and Grover Pro Percussion.

For further information on the concert, contact Ben Stiers by e-mail at benstiers@ilstu.edu. For special accommodation, contact the music office at music@ilstu.edu or call 438-7631.