WCU’s Percussion Studio presents chamber, ensemble recital Nov. 11

Western Carolina University’s Percussion Studio will present an evening of percussion chamber and ensemble music Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m.

Western Carolina University music professor Mario Gaetano will perform a percussion recital at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Coulter Building.

Western Carolina University music professor Mario Gaetano will perform a percussion recital at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Coulter Building.

Under the direction of Mario Gaetano, students will perform in the recital hall of the Coulter Building on the WCU campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Gaetano teaches applied percussion, percussion ensemble and percussion methods at WCU. The students preforming are Michael Abernathy, Daniel Ball, Alex Vaughn, Travis Moore, Daniel Myers, Jayna Stachurski, Zachery Shatley, Levi Marenda, Dylan Teabo, Christian Bruce, Aaron Brown, Logan Jayne, Casey Case and Dalton Pope. All are WCU music majors and study privately with Gaetano.

Works to be performed include two large pieces, “Mother Earth, Father Sky” by Ney Rosauro, and “Factions” by Lynn Glassock. A freshman percussion quartet will perform “African Sketches,” by Kent Williams, and “Four Studies” by Gaetano. Other works on the program include three percussion duos, a marimba trio and a Bach composition.

For more information, contact the WCU School of Music at 828-227-7242.