Professor Fashun to perform percussion recital April 6

Faculty Recital Series concert: Christopher Fashun, conductor
Date and time: Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 4 p.m.
Location: Rieth Recital Hall, Goshen College Music Center
Cost: $7 adults, $5 seniors/students. GC faculty/staff/students free with valid ID.

Goshen College Associate Professor of Music Christopher Fashun will present a Faculty Recital Series percussion recital in the Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 4 p.m.

Fashun will perform on a variety of different percussion instruments, both tonal and atonal. The program will feature works by 20th century composers Keiko Abe, Steve Reich, Dave Hollinden, Gregg Koyle and Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovich. Fashun’s program will also feature a set of jazz standards by John Carisi, Duke Ellington, George and Ira Gershwin, and Thelonius Monk. Fashun will be joined by fellow percussionist Ben Runkel and Chris French on clarinet and saxophone.

Tickets cost $7 adults, $5 seniors/students, and are available at the door one hour before the recital. Goshen College faculty/staff and students are free with valid ID.

Fashun, DMA, is assistant professor of music at Goshen College where he conducts the Symphony Orchestra, directs the Lavender Jazz ensemble, oversees the music education program, conducts the orchestras for musicals and opera, and teaches applied percussion. In 2011, he became the music director of the Elkhart County Youth Honors Orchestra where he has the opportunity to work with talented high school musicians throughout Elkhart County. Fashun holds a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from St. Olaf College in Northfield (Minn.) and received his Master of Music degree in percussion performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in orchestral conducting from the University of Iowa where he studied conducting with William LaRue Jones and viola with Christine Rutledge.