Senior Percussionist Jared Messinger Completes Recital May 1
Posted on June 5, 2020 by Keith Bohnet
USA student percussionist Jared Messinger successfully completed his Senior Percussion
Recital on Friday, May 1, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center
Recital Hall. Music included works by Harold Arlen, Pat Jacobs, Chad Floyd, and Messinger
even performed a piece of his own titled, Locked, written in 2017. The concert was
presented in front of an empty house due to coronavirus protections, and all concerned
were maintaining proper social distancing per university and local guidelines.
This recital was the culmination of Messinger's time as a student at South Alabama. As an undergraduate performer, he was a key member of several elite ensembles, including the USA Wind Ensemble, USA Symphony Band and several iterations of the USA Percussion Ensemble.
Jared Messinger's final senior recital was presented in partial fulfillment of the degree Bachelor of Music with Concentration in Music Education – Instrumental. Messinger is a student of Luis Rivera.
His concert program included the following pieces --
Locked (2017) by Jared Messinger
Warzone (2016) by Alexander Singer and Robert McClure
Over the Rainbow by Harold Arlen and arranged by Roberto Oetomo
Alter Ego (2014) by Pat Jacobs
Tigerlike (2019) by Chad Floyd
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