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School of Music Announces the Appointment of New Percussion Faculty Megan Arns

Megan Arns

Megan Arns joins the School of Music faculty in August 2014 as Assistant Teaching Professor of Percussion. Megan is a candidate for a D.M.A. in Percussion Performance & Literature and a M.A. in Ethnomusicology at the Eastman School of Music and was awarded performance degrees from Florida State University and Truman State University, where she was recognized as a Presser Scholar. Active as a contemporary chamber musician, Megan’s recent highlights include collaborative performances in India, Jordan, Costa Rica, Ghana, and the United States at venues such as the Kennedy Center, Millennium Park, Smithsonian Institution, and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. An advocate for the creation of new music, she has co-commissioned and premiered works by notable composers such as John Luther Adams, Alejandro Viñao, Halim El-Dahb, Steven Snowden, David Skidmore, Ivan Trevino and Brian Nozny.

School of Music Announces New Director, Dr. Julia Gaines

Dr. Gaines will be succeeding Dr. Robert Shay this summer as he leaves for the University of Colorado-Boulder as the Dean of the College of Music. Dr. Gaines has been on the School of Music faculty since 1996 teaching percussion and will be stepping into this new administrative role on July 1.

Julia Gaines

Dr. Gaines featured on Vic Firth Website

Sequential Studies for Four-Mallet Marimba, Level 1Video Lesson for each of the lessons in Dr. Gaines first book, Sequential Studies for Four-Mallet Marimba: Level 1 are now offered on the Vic Firth website. Check them out!

For more information on this book, please see www.marimbalevels.com.



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Upcoming Events 2014-2015

November 2, 3:00 PM
Percussion Extravaganza
Missouri Theatre
Purchase Tickets: Ticketmaster or Missouri Theatre Box Office

December 18, 11:30 AM
Percussion Ensemble
Midwest Clinic

April 10, 7:30 PM
World Percussion Ensemble
Missouri Theatre
Purchase Tickets: Ticketmaster or Missouri Theatre Box Office

April 24, 7:30 PM
University Percussion Ensemble
Missouri Theatre

April 25, 9 AM - 5 PM
MO PAS Day of Percussion
Battle High School, Columbia, MO