With a specialty in the fusing of multiple styles and cultures, Joseph Krygier utilizes his background in classical, world, commercial, and electronic percussion to create a sound that is uniquely his own. He received his undergraduate degree from the Eastman School of Music and his Masters degree in performance from Northwestern University. In addition to his position as Senior Lecturer in Percussion at The Ohio State University
School of Music, Krygier is a percussion accompanist with the OSU Department of Dance, where he plays hand percussion, drum set, and various electronic instruments for contemporary dance classes. He has worked as a dance accompanist at the BalletMet Youth Academy, Interlochen Center for the Arts Summer Camp, and Ohio Wesleyan University. As a composer, Krygier has written works for percussion solo, duo, and quintet, in addition to creating music for modern dance performance. Krygier spent four years as a member of the United States Air Force Academy Band (formerly Band of the Rockies) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Krygier is an educational endorser for Grover Pro Percussion, Zildjian cymbals, and Remo drumheads. He performs regularly with the Pendulum Duo (Susan Powell) and Sympatico Percussion Group.
Susan Powell is currently Professor and Director of Percussion Studies at The Ohio State University School of Music. She received the Bachelor of Music Degree from the Eastman School of Music, and both the Master of Music and Doctor of Music degrees from Northwestern University. Powell specializes in the areas of multiple and keyboard percussion, and is considered one of the foremost ragtime xylophone soloists of her generation. She has
appeared at both the Leigh Howard Stevens Summer Marimba Seminar and the Northwestern Summer Keyboard Seminar as performer and clinician, and has presented sessions at the Percussive Arts Society Conventions and Ohio Music Educator Association conferences, as well as the Midwest Clinic in Chicago. She has performed as a solo and chamber musician in Poland, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Germany, England, Sweden, and Japan. Powell has been awarded both the OSU Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, as well as the School of Music Distinguished Teacher. She is an active composer of works for percussion, having pieces published with both Innovative Percussion Publications and Keyboard Percussion Publications. Powell is a performing artist for malletech keyboard instruments and mallets and an educational endorser for Zildjian, Grover Pro Percussion, and Remo drumheads. She performs regularly with the Pendulum Duo (Joseph Krygier) and Sympatico Percussion Group.
Mario Marini is a percussion performer and educator living in Columbus, Ohio. He earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Ohio State University, the Master of Music degree from Belmont University, and the Bachelor of Music degree from The Ohio State University. He is currently director of percussion at Howland High School and assistant director of percussion at Pickerington High School North. As a performer, Marini is an active collaborator, most notably with
dance. While at Belmont, he was the ﬁrst percussionist to seek out and collaborate with the dance department. He has also accompanied contemporary dance classes at the acclaimed Ohio State University Department of Dance, as well as at the Belmont University Dance Department. He has performed on Drums Downtown V-VIII, X, & XI at OSU, where the percussion studio collaborates with dance, ACCAD, visual art, and other musicians. In 2008, he performed with the OSU Percussion Ensemble at the Percussion Arts Society International Convention. At the 2012 Tennessee “Day of Percussion,” he performed as a member of the Tennessee All-Star Collegiate Ensemble. He has also performed with the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra, Newark-Granville Symphony, and the New Albany Symphony Orchestra.
RHAPSODY IN BLUE
Charles Yang, violin
Peter Dugan, piano
October 9, 2016, 3 PM
December 18, 2016 3PM
CASEY AT THE BAT
Student Concerto Winners
March 12, 2017
POWER OF THE SEA
Susan Powell and Joe Krygier, percussion
April 30, 2017, 3 PM
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