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Brian Nozny - Super Awesome Percussion Masterclass


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Tuesday April 3: Please join our guest percussionist/composer BRIAN NOZNY for a percussion masterclass. He will lead a brief discussion about what it takes to be a professional percussionist, demonstrate the various "money maker" accessory instruments that are used most often, and answer all your percussion (and composition) related questions. This clinic is open to the public, and will be held in the Battelle Fine Arts Center, room 131.

Additionally, please join the Otterbein Percussion Ensemble at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, for "Rhythm in Riley II" at Riley Auditorium in the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W Park Street, Westerville. Under the direction of Dr. Michael Yonchak, the percussion ensemble will feature the compositions of composer and percussionist Brian Nozny. This concert is the culmination of a two-day residency where Otterbein’s percussion students worked closely with Dr. Nozny on his compositions, and is surely not to be missed.


Dr. Brian Nozny is in demand as a performer, composer, and educator throughout the United States. His compositions are regularly programmed throughout the world and have been featured on multiple international recordings. As a performer, he has worked in a diverse number of settings throughout the US. Currently he performs in the BRN Duo with his wife, flutist Rachel Nozny, as a member of the percussion group JP3, and regularly freelances throughout the Southeast. Brian presently resides in Troy, AL where he is on the music faculty at Troy University.

Dr. Nozny is proud to be endorsed by Evans Drumheads, Innovative Percussion, Pearl Corporation/Adams Musical Instruments, and SABIAN cymbals. Learn more about our guest artist at his website: http://briannozny.com/

As always, admission is free and open to the public.

More information about the Otterbein University Department of Music and its concert schedule can be found at http://www.otterbein.edu/music.