Blake Tyson Calendar

2017

March 4
UCA Percussion Festival
Clinician and host
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR

March 25
South Carolina Day of Percussion
Clinician, performer, conductor
Columbia, SC

April 11
UCA Percussion Ensemble Concert
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR

April 24-25
Artist in Residence
Missouri Western University
St. Joseph, MO


2016

January 30
Mississippi Day of Percussion
Clinic: Musical Technique for Marimba
Hinds Community College
Hinds, MS

March 12
UCA Percussion Festival
Celebrating 15 Years of the UCA Percussion Festival
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR

March 22
Graceland University Percussion Day
Performance and Clinic: Connections
Graceland University
Lamoni, IA

March 14 - 17
In residence at Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

April 5
UCA Percussion Ensemble
University of Central Arkansas
Conway ,AR

April 7
ECU Day of Percussion
Performance and Clinic: Connections
East Central University
Ada, OK

April 10
FSU Percussion Ensemble
Guest Artist/Soloist on The Wind That Turns the World
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

April 13
UCA Percussion Ensemble in concert
includes performance of The Wind That Turns the World
UCA Downtown
Conway, AR

June 6 - 9
Atlanta Percussion Symposium
Weeklong event featuring masterclasses, clinics and performances
Lassiter High School
Marietta, GA

June 23
Payton MacDonald premieres Everything is Broken
as part of his Sonic Divide project
At the top of the Watershed Divide in Northern Colorado

September 30
The Music of Blake Tyson
Performed by Blake Tyson featuring the UCA Percussion Group and trombonist Justin Cook
UCA Downtown
Conway, AR

October 16-17
In residence Georgia College and State University
Milledgeville, GA

October 19-21
In residence at Winthrop University
Rock Hill, NC

October 25
UCA Percussion Ensemble Concert
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR

November 12
Wylie Middle School Percussion Ensemble premieres
Can You See the Stars
Percussive Arts Society International Convention
Indianapolis, IN


2015

October 9 - 10
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN
Masterclass, clinic, and performance with the UM Percussion Ensemble

October 28
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR
Blake Tyson performs on the UCA Faculty Chamber Series

November 3
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR
Blake Tyson directs the UCA Percussion Ensemble



CALENDAR ARCHIVE

Performances by Blake Tyson in this color
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Scroll down for 2011 - 2014 and click here for the 2009-2010 archive

2015

May 9
Georgia Day of Percussion
McEachern High School
Powder Springs, GA (Metro-Atlanta)
Clinic and performance

March 23-24
McMurry University
Abilene, TX
Residency featuring clinic, masterclass and performance

March 7
UCA Percussion Festival
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR

February 26
Little Rock, AR
World Premiere of The Shadow of Anubis for marimba and wind ensemble
with the Little Rock Wind Symphony

February 17
South on Main
Little Rock, AR
Blake Tyson and the UCA Percussion Group performance

February 9
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR
Guest Artist on J. Cook’s trombone recital

January 22
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR
UCA Faculty Chamber Recital with J. Cook and Kazuo Murakami



2014

December 17
Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic
Chicago, IL
The Dickerson Middle School Percussion Ensemble performs Not far from here

December 8
Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, GA
Mary Madison Jones and Selena Sanchez perform Vertical River on the KSU Percussion Ensemble concert

November 21
Percussive Arts Society International Convention
Indianapolis, IN
The Aledo High School Percussion Ensemble performs A Ceiling Full of Stars

November 20
Percussive Arts Society International Convention
Indianapolis, IN
The Middle Tennessee State Percussion Ensemble performs Cloud Forest

November 11
Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, GA
Mary Madison Jones and Selena Sanchez perform Vertical River

June 22
Merkin Concert Hall
New York, NY
Diana Melgarejo Sgro and Jessica Nopper performed Vertical River

June 14-16
Interlochen Percussion Institute
Interlochen Center for the Arts
Interlochen, MI
Blake Tyson presents clinics and performances

June 9-10
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Weatherford, OK
Blake Tyson presents a masterclass, clinic, and recital

June 5-6
Stevens Summer Marimba Seminar
Asbury Park, NJ
Blake Tyson presents a recital and clinic

April 28
Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, GA
The KSU Percussion Ensemble, John Lawless, director, performed Not far from here

April 27
University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, OK
The UCO Percussion Consort, David Hardman, director, performed Vagabond of Light

April 25
Clemson University
Clemson, SC
The CU Percussion Ensemble, Paul Beyer, director, performed Not far from here

April 24-25
University of Tennessee at Martin
Martin, TN
Blake Tyson residency

April 22
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE
The UNL Percussion Ensemble performed Moonrise

April 22
UCA Percussion Ensemble
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR
Blake Tyson, director

April 17
University of Alabama Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
The UAB Percussion Ensemble, Gene Fambrough, director, performed Not far from here

April 17
Walton High School
Atlanta, GA
The WHS Percussion Ensemble, Scott Brown, director, performed Cloud Forest and A Ceiling Full of Stars

April 4-6
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond Virginia
Blake Tyson residency and performance with the VCU Percussion Ensemble

March 28-30
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
Masterclasses, clinics, and a performance with the USC Percussion Ensemble

March 26
Western Connecticut State University
Danbury, CT
Blake Tyson presents a clinic and masterclass

March 24-25
Eastman School of Music
Rochester, NY
Blake Tyson presents masterclasses and performs with the Eastman Percussion Ensemble

March 14-15
Pope High School
Marietta, GA
Private workshop for members of the Pope High School Percussion Ensemble

March 7
Missouri Day of Percussion
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, MO
Blake Tyson presents a clinic and performs as soloist with the SEMO Percussion Ensemble

March 5
University of North Alabama
Huntsville, AL
Bryan Massey performed A cricket sang and set the sun

March 3
William Patterson University
Wayne, NJ
The WPU Percussion Ensemble performs Moonrise

March 1
Colorado PAS Day of Percussion
Fort Lewis College
Durango, CO
The Adams State University Percussion Ensemble, James W. Doyle, director, performed A Ceiling Full of Stars

March 1
UCA Percussion Festival
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR

February 27
UCA Percussion Ensemble
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR
Blake Tyson, director

February 27
Lee’s Summit High School
Lee’s Summit, MO
Drew Morales performed Inside the Shining Stone

February 22
JSU Day of Percussion
Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville, AR
Blake Tyson presents a clinic and recital

February 21
Arkansas All State Music Conference
Hot Springs, AR
Blake Tyson presents a clinic on composing as part of the ArkMEA All State Workshop

January 23
Solo Recital
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR
Blake Tyson performs original compositions as well as commissioned works


2013
December 20
The Midwest Clinic
Chicago, IL
Blake Tyson performs Cloud Forest with the Kennesaw Mountain High School Percussion Ensemble.
The ensemble will also perform A Ceiling Full of Stars.

December 5
West Georgia University
Carrolton, GA
Ryan Sanders and Matthew Turner performed Vertical River

November 25
Southern Arkansas University
Magnolia, AR
The SAU Percussion Ensemble performed Not far from here

November 25
Adams State University
Alamosa, CO
The ASU Percussion Ensemble, James W. Doyle, director, performed A Ceiling Full of Stars

November 24
University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Fort Smith, AR
UAFS Percussion Ensemble, Josh Knight, director, performs Moonrise and Cloud Forest with Justin Ball, soloist

November 23
University of Texas at Brownsville
Bronsville, TX
Matthew Lorick and Romero Reyes, Jr. performed Vertical River

November 14
PASIC
Indianapolis, IN
The Concordia College Percussion Ensemble performs Not far from here with David Eyler, director.

November 12
UCA Percussion Ensemble
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR
Includes performances of A Ceiling Full of Stars and Vagabond of Light.

November 12
Landmark Theater
Richmond, VA
Justin Alexander performs Not far from here for solo marimba (featured on Richmond Pops concert)

November 11
Adams State University
Alamosa, CO
Cody Fricke performed A cricket sang and set the sun

November 10
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
The University of Tennessee Percussion Ensemble performs A Ceiling Full of Stars, Andy Bliss, director

November 8
Arkansas Music Educators Conference
Hot Springs, AR
Members of the UCA Percussion Ensemble perform Not far from here with the Arkansas Chamber Singers

November 7
Arkansas Music Educators Conference
Hot Springs, AR
The UCA Percussion Ensemble performs a program that includes Cloud Forest.

November 6
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA
Paul Hickey and David Chung perform Vertical River on the VCU Percussion Ensemble concert

November 4
University of North Texas
Denton, TX
The UNT Percussion Ensemble performs Moonrise

November 3
Missouri State University
Springfield, MO
Victoria Hartmann performs Cloud Forest with the Missouri State University Percussion Ensemble


November 3
Gottry Percussion Studio
Chandler, AZ
Josh Gottry performs A cricket sang and set the sun on his Fall Studio Recital

October 30
UCA Faculty Chamber concert
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR
Blake Tyson performs Vagabond of Light with Moose Davis, glockenspiel and Eric Scherer, vibraphone

October 29
Winthrop University
Rock Hill, SC
The Winthrop University Percussion Ensemble performs Moonrise with B. Michael WIlliams, director

October 29
Lee University
Cleveland, TN
The Lee University Percussion Ensemble, Andy Harnsberger, director performed Not far from here


October 23
University of Texas
Austin, TX
The University of Texas Percussion Group performs Moonrise

October 11 and 13
Arkansas Chamber Singers
Little Rock, AR
Featuring the premiere of Not far from here for choir and percussion ensemble.
Program also includes In the Furnace of Love’s Fire for piano, percussion and choir by Stephen Paulus.
On the 11th at St. James Methodist Church. On the 13th in the Great Hall of the Clinton Presidential Center.

October 10
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN
Lindsay Rohskopf performs A cricket sang and set the sun

October 6
Park Ridge, NJ
First Congregational Church
Travis Salim and Patrick Lapinski performed Vertical River

August 30
Fort Lewis College
Durango, CO
Jonathan Latta performed Inside the Shining Stone on a faculty recital

June 9-14
Longhorn Marimba Intensive
Austin, TX
Guest Faculty and Recitalist

June 1
Conservatorio Simon Bolivar
Caracas, Venezuela
Arturo Riera performed A cricket sang and set the sun

May 5
University of Arkansas Community College
Batesville, AR
Ethan Lindblom and Olivia Jamieson performed Vertical River

April 25
Liberty High School
Jackson, TN
Clinic and performance of Cloud Forest with the LHS Percussion Ensemble

April 21
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, MO
Aaron Fox performs A cricket sang and set the sun on his junior recital

April 20
Farmington High School
Farmington, AR
Blake Tyson keyboard percussion and composition clinic at the Farmington Day of Percussion

April 20
Interlochen Arts Academy
Interlochen, MI
The Interlochen Arts Academy Percussion Ensemble performs A Ceiling Full of Stars with John Alfieri, director

April 18
Eastern Oklahoma State College
Wilburton, OK
Patrick Moore performs A cricket sang and set the sun on his faculty recital

April 16
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Matt Greenwood performs Cloud Forest and Luis Rivera conducts Moonrise with the USA Percussion Ensemble

April 15
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Blake Tyson performs Cloud Forest and Luis Rivera conducts Moonrise with the USA Percussion Ensemble

April 15-17
Michigan State University Percussion Ensemble Tour
Ann Arbor, Woodhaven, Metro Detroit - Michigan
Ross Taylor performs Cloud Forest with the MSU Percussion Ensemble, Gwendolyn Burgett, director

April 14
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
The FSU Percussion Ensemble premieres the ensemble version of Not far from here, written in memory of Brandon Wood

April 14
University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA
Spencer Davis performs Firefish

April 14
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Vertical River is performed on the Emory University Percussion Ensemble concert

April 13
Furman University
Greenville, SC
The Furman University Percussion Ensemble performs Moonrise, Omar Carmenates, director

April 12-15
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Residency includes masterclasses, clinics and a performance of
Cloud Forest and Moonrise with the USA Percussion Ensemble

April 12
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN
Emily Backal performs Vertical River on her junior recital, with Andrew McAfee, vibraphone

April 11
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
Ross Taylor performs Cloud Forest with the MSU Percussion Ensemble, Gwendolyn Burgett, director

April 10
Lone Star College
Houston, TX
Jeff Lam performed A cricket sang and set the sun

April 9
University of North Alabama
Florence, AL
Zack Melton performs A cricket sang and set the sun on his Senior Recital

April 9
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR
Kyle Littlejohn performs Anubis

April 8
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
Fort Smith, AR
Josh Knight and Mat Oliver play Vertical River on the UAFS Percussion Ensemble concert

April 7
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR
Kelby Ferguson and Michael Fletcher perform Vertical River on their junior recital

April 6
Oklahoma Day of Percussion
Jenks High School
Jenks, OK
The Caixa Trio performs Vagabond of Light

April 5
Sunderman Conservatory at Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, PA
Connelly Doan performs A cricket sang and set the sun on his Senior Recital

March 30
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI
Clinic and Masterclass

March 30
University of Iowa
University Heights, IA
Casey Mattes performs A cricket sang and set the sun

March 27
Reinhardt University
Waleska, GA
Daniel Cubas performs A cricket sang and set the sun at the Falany Performing Arts Center

March 25
West Port High School
Ocala, FL
Alex Bann and Jordan Ustaszewski perform Vertical River at the State Solo and Ensemble Festival

March 24
Virginia Tech University
Blacksburg, VA
Aaron Cook performs A cricket sang and set the sun on his senior recital

March 19
Brunswick High School
Brunswick, OH
Brian Bennett performs Cloud Forest with the Brunswick High School Percussion Ensemble

March 17
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
Ross Taylor performs Cloud Forest on his recital

March 11
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
Tyler Vittatoe performs A cricket sang and set the sun on his Junior Recital

February 6, 2013
Abilene High School
Abilene, Texas
Joey Gonzales performs Cloud Forest with the McMurray University Percussion Ensemble

March 3, 2013
McMurry University
Bynum Band Hall
Abilene, Texas
Joey Gonzales performs Cloud Forest with the McMurray University Percussion Ensemble

March 2
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR
Blake Tyson is host and clinician for the UCA Percussion Festival. Clinic with include performances of Cloud Forest, Vertical River, and A cricket sang and set the sun

March 2
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
Aaron Railey performs Vertical River on his Junior Recital, with Brennan Davis, vibraphone

February 14
Texas Music Educators Association - Showcase Concert
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
Joey Gonzales performs Cloud Forest with the McMurray University Percussion Ensemble

February 13
Blanco High School
Blanco, Texas
Joey Gonzales performs Cloud Forest with the McMurray University Percussion Ensemble

February 13
Dilley High School
Dilley, Texas
Joey Gonzales performs Cloud Forest with the McMurray University Percussion Ensemble

February 12
Jim Ned High School
Tuscola, Texas
Joey Gonzales performs Cloud Forest with the McMurray University Percussion Ensemble

February 12
Fredericksburg High School
Fredericksburg, Texas
Joey Gonzales performs Cloud Forest with the McMurray University Percussion Ensemble

February 11
McMurry University - Radford Auditorium
Abilene, Texas
Joey Gonzales performs Cloud Forest with the McMurray University Percussion Ensemble

February 10
First United Methodist Church
Laurel, MS
Christian Lopez (DMA student at University of Southern Mississippi) performs A cricket sang and set the sun

February 10
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
Tyler Vittatoe performs A cricket sang and set the sun on the UT Percussion Ensemble concert

February 9
Gibbs High School
Saint Petersburg, FL
Alex Bann and Jordan Ustaszewski perform Vertical River at their District Solo and Ensemble Festival

February 8, 2013
McMurry University - Ryan Recital Hall
Abilene, Texas
Joey Gonzales performs Cloud Forest with the McMurray University Percussion Ensemble

February 8
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
The UM Percussion Ensemble performs A Ceiling Full of Stars, Jonathan Ovalle, director

February 7
Cooper High School
Abilene, Texas
Joey Gonzales performs Cloud Forest with the McMurray University Percussion Ensemble

January 18
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Durango, CO
Jonathan Latta, professor of percussion at Fort Lewis College, performs Inside the Shining Stoneon the UUFD Recital Series

2012

December 2
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Joel Boss performs Cloud Forest with the Emory University Percussion Ensemble

December 1
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR
Mary Beth Martin performs Anubis on her senior recital

November 28
Adams State University
Alamosa, CO
Vertical River is performed on the Adams State University Percussion Extravaganza

November 17
Kent State University
Kent, OH
Alec Schumann performs A cricket sang and set the sun on his junior recital

November 16
Northern Arizona Univeristy
Flagstaff, AZ
The NAU Percussion Ensemble performs A Ceiling Full of Stars, Steven Hemphill, director

November 3
Percussive Arts Society International Convention
Austin, TX
Clinic/Performance - Finding Your Voice: Composing Without Fear

November 1
Percussive Arts Society International Convention
Austin, TX
The Tennessee Tech University Percussion Ensemble performs Moonrise

November 1
Western Province Preparatory School
Cape Town, South Africa
Philip Pringle (marimba) and Frank Mallows (vibraphone) perform Vertical River

October 24
Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY
Andrew Dobos performs Cloud Forest on his Senior Recital

October 23
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, MO
Jonny Davidson performs Cloud Forest with the SEMO Percussion Ensemble

October 22
Diocesan College
Rondebosch, South Africa
Philip Pringle (marimba) and Frank Mallows (vibraphone) perform Vertical River

September 22
Augustana College
Sioux Falls, SD
John Pennington and Aaron Ragsdale perform Vertical River

September 21
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD
John Pennington and Aaron Ragsdale perform Vertical River

July 18
Interlochen Arts Camp
Interlochen, MI
The Interlochen Percussion Faculty Quartet (Aleo, Burgett, Carroll, Tyson) performs Threads by Paul Lansky

July 5
Interlochen Arts Camp
Interlochen, MI
Interlochen Percussion Ensemble performs Moonrise under the direction of Keith Aleo

June 3
Animas Music Festival
Fort Lewis College
Durango, CO
John Pennington and Jonathan Latta perform Vertical River

June 23 through August 6
Interlochen Summer Arts Camp
Interlochen, MI
Faculty Member

June 4-8
Atlanta Percussion Symposium
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Faculty Member

May 23
The University of Leeds
Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Riley Nicholson performs Firefish (European premiere)

April 30
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX
Francisco Perez performs Cloud Forest on the TCU Percussion Ensemble concert, Brian West, director

April 28
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
Bradford Olson performs Vertical River

April 24
University of Alabama-Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
UAB Percussion Ensemble Festival
Clinics and evening concert

April 20
Seton Hill University
Greensburg, PA
Anna Elizabeth Provo performed A cricket sang and set the sun on her Junior Recital

April 18
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX
Francisco Perez performs Cloud Forest on his senior recital with the TCU Percussion Ensemble

April 17
East Los Angeles College
Monterey Park, CA
Jonathan Marin performs A cricket sang and set the sun

April 16
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS
Johannah Good performs A cricket sang and set the sun on the KSU Studio Recital

April 14
Immaculate University
Malvern, PA
Aaron Trumbore performs A cricket sang and set the sun on his junior recital

April 13-15
Tennessee Tech University
Cookeville, TN
Blake Tyson in residence at TTU as part of Three Percussion Premieres.
A percussion ensemble concert on the 15th will include world premieres of works by Christopher Deane, Paul Lansky and Blake Tyson.
Discussions and clinics with all composers on the 13th and 14th.

March 19
James Madison University
Harrisonburg VA
Casey Sagolla-Slamp performs A cricket sang and set the sun

March 16-17
North Louisiana Youth Percussion Ensemble Festival
Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, LA
Concert on the 16th, clinics on the 17th with a finale concert featuring the Honors Percussion Ensemble conducted by Blake Tyson

March 15
Conservatoire de Las Rosas
Morelia, Mexico
Claire Smith Kenney and Kevin Kenney perform Vertical River on their duo recital

March 10
University of Central Arkansas
UCA Percussion Festival
with Brandon Alanis, John Beck, Lalo Davila, Andy Harnsberger, John Parks
Blake Tyson, host and clinician

March 10
Houghton College
Houghton, NY
Dustin Woodard performs A cricket sang and set the sun on his master’s recital

February 27-29
Missouri State University
Springfield, MO
Blake Tyson in residence at MSU
Recital of original compositions on Feb. 28

February 26
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Blake Tyson performs Cloud Forest with the Atlanta Percussion Group

February 26, 2012
Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY
Heather Hill performs performs the trees are quiet on her junior recital

February 21
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Vertical River is performed on the UW Percussion Ensemble concert

February 19
First United Methodist Church
Conway, AR
Conway Composers Guild as part of the Under the Dome recital series
Blake Tyson performs Inside the Shining Stone and other works

February 18
Elmhurst College
Elmhurst, IL
Michelle Morelli performs A cricket sang and set the sun and Not far from here on her senior recital

January 28
Interlochen Arts Academy
Interlochen, MI
Vertical River performed on the Interlochen Percussion Ensemble concert

2011
January 23
First United Methodist Church
Conway, AR
Conway Composers Guild concert
Blake Tyson performs "A cricket sang and set the sun" and "Firefish"

January 24
Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa
Lisbon, Portugal
Abel Cardoso, vibes and Marco Fernandes, marimba perform "Vertical River"

January 25, 27, 28
Greenbrier, Yellville, Mountain Home, Prairie Grove, and Siloam Springs, AR
Blake Tyson performs "Cloud Forest" and "Firefish"
as part of UCA's "Bearly Contained" Arkansas tour

January 28
Saint David of Wales Episcopal Church
Music Studio on Harrison Hill
Portland, OR
The Schiken Percussion Duo (Christy Kuiken and Steven Schob) perform "Vertical River"

February 8
Jonesboro High School
Jonesboro, AR
Blake Tyson performs Gillingham's Concertino for 4 Percussionists
with UCA percussion students and the UCA Wind Ensemble

February 10
Lake Hamilton High School
Pearcy, AR
Blake Tyson performs Gillingham's Concertino for 4 Percussionists
with UCA percussion students and the UCA Wind Ensemble

February 15-18
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
Blake Tyson residency at Florida State University

February 18
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH
BGSU Percussion Ensemble, Roger B. Schupp, director, performs "A Ceiling Full of Stars"

February 19th
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
Matt Taylor performs "the trees are quiet" on his DMA recital.

February 20
Wright State University
Dayton, OH
Theresa Snider and Bilinda Lou perform "Vertical River" on Theresa Snider's Senior Recital

February 26
Tennessee Tech University
Cookeville, TN
Chris Parker performs "A cricket sang and set the sun" on his sophomore recital

February 28
Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY
Andrew Dobos performs "A cricket sang and set the sun" on his Sophomore Recital

March 1
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR
UCA Percussion Ensemble concert

March 5
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR
UCA Percussion Festival
with guest artists Payton MacDonald, Ben Finley, Josh Knight, Justin Alexander,
Erick Saoud, Kevin Pierce, Jason Edwards, Ricky Morrow, and more!

March 13
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
Tyler Shreve performs "A cricket sang and set the sun" on his junior recital

March 15
Wright State University
Dayton, OH
Theresa Snider and Bilinda Lou perform "Vertical River" on the Percussion Studio Recital

March 22
Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, GA
Erik Kosman and Lauren Reynolds perform Vertical River

March 25
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC
Heather Johnson performs "A cricket sang and set the sun"

March 26
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
Stephen Kehner and Connor Stevens perform Vertical River on their junior recital

March 31st, 2011
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE
Gary Shuda, marimba and Andy Schneider, vibes performed Vertical River

April 12
University of Arkansas Fort Smith
Fort Smith, AR
UAFS Percussion Ensemble concert featuring a performance of Vertical River

April 13
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR
UCA Percussion Ensemble concert

April 18
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska
The UNL Percussion Ensemble performs "A Ceiling Full of Stars" with Tony Falcone conducting

April 21
University of Georgia
Athens,GA
Nathan Tingler performs Firefish on his Senior Recital

April 27
Taos Community Auditorium
Taos, NM
Angela Gabriel and David Tolen perform Vertical River on the Taos Chamber Music Group concert

April 21
University of Texas - Arlington
Arlington, TX
The UT Arlington Percussion Ensemble performs A Ceiling Full of Stars, Michael Varner, conductor

April 28
Elmhurst College
Chicago, IL
Masterclass and concert with the EC Percussion Ensemble

April 30
Columbia College
Chicago, IL
Illinois Day of Percussion
Michelle Morelli and Maria Di Vietro perform Vertical River

May 12
Royal Northern College of Music
Manchester, United Kingdom
Leo Le Yu performs Cloud Forest with the RNCM Percussion Ensemble

May 12
Elmhurst College
Elmhurst, IL
Michelle Morelli and Maria Di Vietro perform Vertical River

May 17
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio
Ohio University Percussion Ensemble performs A Ceiling Full of Stars with Roger Braun conducting

May 18-19
North Gwinnett High School
Suwanee, GA
Blake Tyson masterclasses clinic and performances

July 14
Interlochen Arts Academy
Interlochen, MI
Keith Aleo conducts "A Ceiling Full of Stars" with the Interlochen Percussion Ensemble

October 11
Winthrop University
Rock Hill, SC
The Winthrop University performs A Ceiling Full of Stars, B. Michael Williams, conductor

October 7
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA
Vertical River performed by members of the GSU Percussion Studio

October 13
Texas Southern University
Houston, TX
Kevin D. Lee performs A cricket sang and set the sun

October 14
University of North Texas
Denton, TX
Dylan Groff and Nicholas Rothouse perform Vertical River

October 15
Wolf Performance Hall
London, Ontario
DuO Percussion (Brennan Connolly and Dave Robilliard) perform Vertical River

October 24-25
Lee University
Cleveland, TN
Blake Tyson performs with the Lee University Percussion Ensemble
includes performances of Cloud Forest, Firefish, and Not far from here
7:30 at the Conn Center on the 25th

October 24
UT Brownsville
Brownsville, TX
Matthew Lorick, marimba and Omero Reyes, vibraphone perform Vertical River

October 25
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL
Thad Anderson performs the trees are quiet on his faculty recital with Jaime Strefeler, oboe

November 3
Auburn University
Auburn, AL
Charles Darr performs Inside the Shining Stone
6:00 in Goodwin Recital Hall

November 14-16
Troy University
Troy, AL
Blake Tyson in residence at Troy University
Performance with the Troy Percussion Ensemble on the 16th
includes performances of Cloud Forest, Firefish, A cricket sang and set the sun, Not far from here, and Inside the Shining Stone

November 15
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA
Vertical River performed on the GSU Percussion Ensemble concert

November 15
Wright State University
Dayton, OH
Ashley Miller performs Not far from here

November 20
Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Portland, OR
The Shicken percussion duo (Christy Kuiken and Steven Schob) perform Vertical River as part of the Jewish Community Orchestra of Portland’s Family Concert

December 1
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, MO
Jonathan Davidson performs Not far from here

December 2
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR
Blake Tyson clinic for UCA All-Honors Wind Ensemble percussionists

December 8
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR
UCA Percussion Ensemble concert. Blake Tyson, director