Celebration of Scholarship and Creative Activity 2021
I am presenting for listeners three pieces of solo percussion works, including pieces for timpani, vibraphone, and multiple percussion. These three pieces showcase the rhythmic, melodic, and structural aspects of contemporary solo percussion repertoire. Over the course of the past year, I have been carefully preparing all of these pieces for use in my upcoming senior recital. Each of these works present different and interesting challenges to both myself as a performer as well as listeners. They emphasize the importance of rhythmic integrity within solo music as well as bring out the importance and possibility of melodic movement within a more traditionally rhythm-oriented instrument class such as percussion.