April 27, 2013

WIU Steel Band Concert - Rick Kurasz, director with guest artist Daniel Moore
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: COFAC Recital Hall
Description: Free and open to the public:

WIU Steel Band - Rick Kurasz, director
with special guest Daniel Moore


Sarah - Leonard "Boogsie" Sharpe

Morning Dance - Jay Beckenstein/arr. Robert Ledbetter

Mariella's Dance - Ray Holman

Give im' Up - Alan Lightner

Trapeze - Andy Narell

December Snow - Justin Hayward/arr. Dan Moore

Kalinda - Andy Narell/arr. Dan Moore

I Want You Back - Berry Gordy, Freddie Perren, Alphonzo Mizell and Deke Richards/arr. WIU Steel Band

Long Time Comin' - Adam Anderson

Take on Me - Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket, Pal Waakstaar/arr. Ross McGinnis

Pan in My System - Ray Holman/arr. Eugene Novotney

Dan Moore is an internationally known musician, composer, and educator. He performs throughout the U.S. and in international venues such as the 2007 International Marimba Festival in Chiapas, Mexico; the International Percussion Festival in Patagonia, Argentina (2005, 2006); conservatories in The Peopleʼs Republic of China (2002, 2006); and in Valletta, capital of the Mediterranean island nation Malta (2007).

Dr. Moore is professor of music and percussion area head at the University of Iowa. As Director of Iowa Percussion, he is responsible for the many elements of the percussion program, which encompasses everything from contemporary chamber music to steel band, from traditional Chinese drumming to other ethnic music, and from concert percussion to improvised and electronic music.

A native Texan, Dr. Moore is a Distinguished Alumnus of Texas A&M University-Commerce, where he studied with Robert Houston and was a student assistant to James Keene. He earned the masterís of music education from Wichita State University, studying with J.C. Combs, and the doctor of musical arts degree from The University of Kentucky, studying with James B. Campbell and Ellington scholar Richard Domek.

Dr. Moore is a Yamaha national performing artist, a signature mallet artist for Innovative Percussion, an educational board member for the Latin Percussion Music Group (LP), an artist for Sabian cymbals and Grover tambourines and triangles, and a member of the Zendrum 21st Century Techno-Tribe. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Percussive Arts Society International Organization for Percussionists.

Contact Information:
 Joanie Herbert
 Phone: 309-298-1843
 Email: JE-Herbert@wiu.edu
Source: School of Music

Western Illinois University
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