The 2018 University of Central Arkansas Percussion Festival, featuring performances and clinics by prominent percussionists, will take place March 10 at the Snow Fine Arts Center.

The festival will culminate in a grand finale showcase performance, free and open to the public, by renowned composer and percussionist Michael Burritt, professor of Percussion at the Eastman School of Music and one of the world’s leading percussion soloists who has performed on four continents and in nearly 40 states. Burritt’s performance at 5 p.m. in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall will also feature the UCA Percussion Ensemble.

The festival, which will begin at noon, is free and open to the public. Hosts include the UCA Department of Music, UCA Professor of Percussion Dr. Blake Tyson and the UCA Percussion Ensemble.

Besides Burritt, other presenters will include Megan Arns, professor of Percussion at the University of Missouri, and Jeff Ausdemore, percussion coordinator at Colleyville (Texas) Heritage High School. Tyson will also deliver a clinic.

For more information, contact Tyson at blake@blaketyson.com.

The UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication includes the Departments of Art, Music, and Film, Theatre and Creative Writing as well as the School of Communication. The college’s primary mission is the preparation of the next generation of artists, educators and communicators. For more information about CFAC, visit www.uca.edu/cfac or call 501-450-3293.

By Taylor Sone
College of Fine Arts and Communications Media Office