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Welcome to the Ouachita Baptist University Percussion Studio!




 Caitlin Jones









Dr. Caitlin Jones (Lee University) was on campus in October to present a percussion masterclass and perform a solo percussion recital, which included pieces for marimba, vibraphone, and snare drum with electronics. The main event was the world premiere of The Long Road by Andy Harnsberger, a marimba solo she commissioned during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Jones earned degrees from the University of Florida, Lee University, and the University of South Carolina. She teaches percussion at Lee University and Southern Adventist University in Tennessee and has performed with numerous orchestras, the Sacramento Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps, and was noted as an “Emerging Leader” by the Percussive Arts Society.  


Thomas Burritt








Dr. Tom Burritt (University of Texas-Austin) will be on campus in November to present a percussion clinic and perform with the OBU Percussion Ensemble. Dr. Burritt received degrees from Ithaca College, Kent State University, and Northwestern University and has a terrific reputation for performing chamber music and solo percussion music. Dr. Burritt has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Stevens Marimba Seminar, and the Zeltsman Marimba Festival. Dr. Burritt's clinic is made possible by support from the OBU School of Fine Arts, Majestic Percussion, Sabian Cymbals, Innovative Percussion, Remo, Beetle Percussion, and Grover Pro Percussion. 



Jazz Band Concert - Feb. 23
Dr. Craig Hamilton, conductor
Tuesday 2/23 - 7:30 p.m., Jones Performing Arts Center

Wind Ensemble Concert - March 16
Dr. Craig Hamilton, conductor
Tuesday 3/16 - 7:30 p.m., JPAC

Symphonic Band Concert - March 18
Mr. Jim Lloyd, conductor
Thursday 3/18 - 7:30 p.m., JPAC

Spring Musical - April 15-18
Little Women: The Musical 
Thursday 4/15-Saturday 4/17 - 7:30pm, JPAC
Sunday 4/18 - 2:30 p.m., JPAC

Percussion Ensemble Concert - April 19
Guest Artist Dr. Tom Burritt, marimba
Dr. Ryan Lewis, conductor
Monday 4/19 - 7:30 p.m., McBeth Recital Hall

Prism Concert - April 26
Featuring all OBU instrumental ensembles 
Monday 4/26 - 7:30 p.m., JPAC

Steel Bands Concert - April 28
Tiger Steel and Pan Jouvet
Dr. Ryan Lewis, director
Wednesday 4/28 - 8 p.m., JPAC



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