Mars Hill University’s Department of Music has announced the dates for its final concert series of the spring 2016 semester. All concerts will take place in Moore Auditorium, located on Cascade Street in Mars Hill, NC. All concerts are free and open to the public. No reservations are required.
Tuesday, April 19th @ 7:30 PM – Wind Symphony Concert
Directed by Michael L. Robinson, Director of Bands. Musical selections include Sea Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Children’s March by Percy Grainger, Fusionby Brian Balmages, Overcome arranged by Bill Locklear and The Sinfonians by Clifton Williams. The soloist for the evening will be Alan Theisen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Music, who will perform Bernhard Heiden’s Diversion for Alto Saxophone and Concert Band with the ensemble.
Thursday, April 21 @ 7:30 PM – Percussion Ensemble Concert
Directed by Dr. Brian Tinkel, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies, and Mr. Justin Mabry, Adjunct Professor of Music. The concert will showcase different types of performing ensembles for percussion. The concert begins with a series of Trinidadian Steel Band tunes arranged for the Marimba Band. The West African Ensemble will play several styles of traditional music. The concert will conclude with the Brazilian Percussion Ensemble playing in the style of Samba Batúcada. Please see and like the MHU Percussion Studio Facebook page. www.facebook.com/MHUPercussion
Mars Hill University’s Department of Music has been a member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) since 1950, a testament to the department’s tradition of excellence. Mars Hill is renowned as a top program for producing excellent musicians who serve the region, the country and the world as music educators, church musicians and performers.
MHU offers the Bachelor of Music degree with majors in Music Performance and Music Education, as well as the Bachelor of Arts degree for students who wish to combine music with studies in other areas. The MHU music faculty members are alumni of prestigious music school and are active scholars in their disciplines. For more information, please call (828) 689-1308 or visit www.mhu.edu/music.