Percussion ensemble concert featuring David Moore and his schizoid zithers. David’s ornamental sound boards are sold as works of art in galleries and art shows
throughout the United States.
Maculele & Samba Batucada
featuring Efaim Silva and Ney Rosauro of Brazil with music students from Ward-Stewart Elementary, Starkville
Percussion Ensemble concert featuring Anna Chupa, visual artist and Robert Long with his ceramic students. This performance represented a semester’s long collaboration between the Department of Music and the Art Department to explore the interaction between music and the other arts (MENC National Standard #8).
MENC, MSU Chapter
MENC Members, advised by Damm, perform their original composition with the percussion ensemble.
South Side Elementary
Percussion Extravaganza - Music of South America and the Caribbean featuring Blues Axis and the South Side Elementary School Choir, West Point.
Starkville Martial Arts Academy
Percussion Ensemble concert featuring The Starkville Martial Arts Academy. The concert included the premiere of Damm’s “Ninja Secrets” which was inspired by the natural rhythms inherent in each of the taekwondoe forms, Brazilian capoiera, and Japanese taiko drumming.
A Concert of African Music featuring Jordan Benissan of Togo, West Africa. One week residency presenting lectures and performances in area public and county schools including Alexander, Wicks, Ward-Stewart, and Overstreet.
Spring Concert - Traditional folk songs of Israel, Europe, and Jamaica
featuring Hugh Davis of Jamaica with the Overstreet Elementary’s third grade class.
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
Interactive workshop with students at the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center included African drumming and dance, making percussion instruments, discussion of musical elements, and improvisation.
Oak Hill Academy
Spring Concert - Shona songs of Zimbabwe, Africa
Oak Hill Academy 6th Grade Orff Performance Class, West Point.