Guest artists to appear at Tarleton’s annual Brass and Percussion Day

Friday, January 26, 2018

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Tarleton State University faculty join forces with guest artists Saturday, Feb. 3, for a full day of workshops as part of the annual Brass and Percussion Day.

An all-star concert featuring guest clinicians and Tarleton faculty rounds out the day at 5 p.m. in the auditorium of the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center.

Hosted by the Department of Fine Arts and the university’s bands, the event features master classes, faculty showcases and opportunities for young musicians to work with professionals in a small-group environment.

Guest artists are Drs. Ryan Gardner, associate professor of trumpet, and Dr. Paul Compton and wife Dr. Lanette Compton, associate professors of trombone, all at Oklahoma State University; Dr. Matt Jacklin, director of percussion studies at Olivet Nazarene University; and Kathryn Burns, assistant band director at Marcus Whitman High School in Rushville, N.Y.

“Brass and Percussion Day is a great event for our students and the community,” said Dr. Brian Walker, assistant professor of trumpet at Tarleton. “To have a high-caliber group of musicians from top-notch collegiate music programs on our campus is a wonderful opportunity. Tarleton students will get a chance to learn from each of the clinicians and benefit from their professional experience.”

Registration opens at 8 a.m. Day passes are $20 and include admission to the evening concert. Tickets for the concert only are $10 and can be purchased at the box office beginning at 4 p.m. on event day.

Discounted group rates are available. Contact Walker at [email protected] or Dr. Benjamin Charles at [email protected].

Tarleton, founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience, marked by academic innovation and a dedication to transform today’s scholars into tomorrow’s leaders. Offering degree programs in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online to more than 13,000 students, Tarleton engages with communities through real-world learning experiences to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of integrity, leadership, tradition, civility, excellence and service.


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A founding member of The Texas A&M System, Tarleton State is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of nearly 17,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.