Lyceum Series Presents Truman Showcase


Michael Burritt


Percussion Ensemble I


Truman Wind Symphony

The Truman State University Concert Percussion Ensemble I and the Truman Wind Symphony will be spotlighted in the upcoming Kohlenberg Lyceum Series concert.

The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. April 21 in Baldwin Auditorium.

The Concert Percussion Ensemble I is under the direction of Michael Bump, associate professor of percussion studies at Truman.

The concert will feature internationally renowned marimba virtuoso and composer, Michael Burritt. He is presently the director of percussion and chair of the instrumental area at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

Besides performing with the ensemble, Burritt will also be conducting master classes as well as private lessons for percussion students.

Truman Wind Symphony is directed by Dan Peterson, director of bands.

The symphony will be performing three new musical selections including one composed by Frank Ticheli and one commissioned by Randy Smith, professor of saxophone. The final section will be a three movement work dedicated to the memory of one of Truman’s alumni, Raydell Bradley. This work was written for Bradley by one of his students who studied with him at Pacific Lutheran University.

Contact Bump at 785.4052 or at for more information about the performance and Burritt’s residency.

Tickets for the performance are available. Tickets are free to all students, faculty and staff. Tickets for faculty and staff are available in the Center for Student Involvement, and students may pick their tickets up in the Student Activities Board office.

Contact the Public Relations Office at 785.4016 for more information.

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