Guest artist Mike Truesdell visits percussion students

Keith Aleo
April 20, 2016

On April 6 and 7, guest artist Mike Truesdell visited with our Academy percussion students.

On April 6, Truesdell presented a master class for the percussion students in Frolich. Students were able to perform several pieces for Truesdell, including: Nico Muhly—Ta and Clap, Evan Chapman—Memory, Kopetzki—Canned Heat (Euijin Jung), Casey Cangelosi—Glamour (Miyu Morita) and Mark Applebaum’s Aphasia (Adriano Macciocchi). Double composer/percussionist major Dan McGee also played a recording of one of his recent compositions—Electrotatic 2.5.—for the class. Truesdell was elated by the composition and the skill of all of the percussion students.

On April 7,  Truesdell and guests John Driscoll, Angela Lickiss Aleo, Tom Childs, Keith Aleo and Zac Brunell performed a show in Dendrinos Chapel & Recital Hall. Their repertoire included: Grisey—Stèle, Sommerfeldt—An Action Within, Applebaum—Aphasia, Snowden—Long Distance and Stockhausen—Mikrophonie I.

Thank you to Mike Truesdell for his time and to all of the guest artists that made both days very special for our students.