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Appalachian Percussion Ensemble to perform April 13

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University will present the Appalachian Percussion Ensemble in a concert at 8 p.m. April 13. The performance will take place in Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center on the university campus.

Admission is free and a live stream of the performance will be available at

Directed by Dr. Robert J. Falvo, a professor of percussion at Appalachian, the group will present the ninth concert in its “Open Mind” series. The program will feature two works by Elliot Cole: “Postludes” and “Amen.” Also featured will be Edgard Varese’s “Ionisation”; Bob Becker’s “Mudra”; and Wally Gunn’s “Tangram.” David Friedman and Dave Samuels’ “Nyack” will round out the program.

About the Hayes School of Music

The Hayes School of Music prepares young musicians for professional lives as performers, composers, music educators, music therapists, conductors and music industry professionals, ensuring the next generation of musical leadership for the state, region and nation. Noted for quality instruction by national and internationally recognized faculty musicians, the school offers four undergraduate degree programs and three graduate-level programs.

About Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.