Benjamin Fraley, Guest Faculty Percussion Recital February 13


Posted on February 9, 2015 by Keith Bohnet Keith Bohnet


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Benjamin Fraley

Benjamin Fraley will perform a Guest Faculty Percussion Recital on Friday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. The concert includes works by several contemporary composers for many different percussion instrument combinations.

Tickets for this Department of Music concert will be sold at the door only. Admission is $8 general and $5 for USA faculty & staff, USA students, youths under 18 and all senior citizens (cash or check only). Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call (251) 460-7116 or (251) 460-6136.

About the performer

Benjamin Fraley is a percussionist, composer, and educator currently in his doctoral studies at Florida State University, and a Lecturer of Percussion at Troy University in Troy, AL.  A veteran of many musical genres and percussion disciplines, Mr. Fraley has performed and trained in Portugal, Canada, Ireland, Switzerland, Germany, Ghana, Austria, Hungary, and the Czech Republic, as well as the United States. Mr. Fraley holds a Bachelor's of Music degree in Percussion Performance and Music Management from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford, and a Master's of Music and Artist Diploma in Percussion Performance from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. He has been a frequent performer at PASIC, the Midwest Band and Orchestra clinic, the College Band Directors National Association Conference, the American Bandmasters Association Conference, the Percussion Festival at the Escola Superior de Musica de Lisboa, the National Flute Association Conference, the Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar, and MusicX, Grandin, Cincinnati Fringe, Make Music New York, and Bang on a Can festivals. He is currently the acting principal percussionist of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, section percussionist of the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, and member of the Sources Duo. Mr. Fraley is a member of the Percussive Arts Society and is chair of the University Committee. Benjamin Fraley is a proud endorser of Innovative Percussion and Grover Pro Percussion.

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Need directions to Laidlaw? Just go to Google Maps at www.maps.google.com and enter "USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center." We're actually on the corner of University Blvd. and USA Drive South.

Musical Arts Series Season Pass Holders may now reserve their place at concerts if they contact events coordinator Keith Bohnet by 5:00 p.m. the day previous to the event! Call (251) 460-7116 or email kbohnet@southalabama.edu. Please mention the amount of seats needed AND be sure you are planning on being in place at least 20 minutes in advance of the concert! (Pass Holders only please! Held seats not claimed within 20 minutes of the performance may be offered to other concert attendees.)

For information on how to join the Musical Arts Society, visit our website at www.southalabama.edu/music and click on "events and programs" to see everything you need to know about the Musical Arts Concert Series and USA's Musical Arts Society.


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