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DSU professor of music to participate in PASIC conference

Posted on 9/18/2012

Brian Nozny, assistant professor of music at Dickinson State University, has been asked to participate in a panel discussion entitled, "Current Trends in Composing for Percussion" at the 2012 national Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in Austin, Texas, Oct. 31 - Nov.3.

During the convention, Troy University Percussion Ensemble will premiere Nozny's latest composition, "Parallel" on their showcase concert. In addition, Tennessee Tech University Percussion Ensemble will perform Nozny's arrangement, "Chess Pieces" during the convention's new literature session.

Established in 1961, the Percussive Arts Society is the world's largest percussion organization and is considered the central source for information and networking for percussionists and drummers of all ages.

Now in its 35th year, PASIC features more than 115 concerts, clinics, master classes, labs, workshops, panels and presentations. The top percussion artists from all over the world present and perform in areas that include: drum set, marching, keyboard, symphonic, timpani, world, recreational, education, music technology, new music, and health and wellness. Attendance is over 6,000 annually.

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