Dr. Jason Baker Commissioned to Compose Alabama All-State Etudes

Tuesday, August 4, 2020


Dr. Jason Baker, Professor of Percussion Studies, was commissioned by the Alabama Bandmasters Association to compose a collection of four marimba solos to be used over a 4-year period as audition music for the Alabama All-State Band. Titled "Red Earth Cycle," each movement is named after a landmark or historical aspect of the state of Alabama: Redstone, Sand Mountain, Mabila, and Sipsey. This year’s audition piece, Redstone, is available for free download on the Alabama Music Educators Association website.

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