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K-State Today

April 16, 2014



Sticks and Strings features Jeff Crowell

By Kurt Gartner

Jeff Crowell

The Percussion Ensembles and String Quartets will present their spring 2014 Sticks and Strings Concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in All Faiths Chapel Auditorium.

The concert will feature Jeff Crowell, associate professor of music at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. He teaches applied percussion and percussion techniques, conducts the Percussion Ensembles and leads Jazz Ensemble III — part of the outstanding the school's award-winning jazz area. Before joining the faculty the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Crowell taught on the faculties of several colleges, including Purdue University.

Crowell received his doctorate in percussion performance, classical/contemporary, with minor fields in jazz performance and electro-acoustic media from the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music. He is active throughout the U.S. as a performer, clinician, adjudicator and educator with performances internationally and nationally including South Africa, Argentina, Uruguay and at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

The performance is free and open to the public. For more information regarding the K-State Percussion Studio, visit ksu.edu/music/percussion.