MSU music faculty member to present marimba recital

Jason Baker (Submitted photo)

Contact: Heath Fisackerly

STARKVILLE, Miss.—A faculty member in Mississippi State University’s Department of Music is presenting a solo marimba recital at 3 p.m. Sunday [Sept. 17] at 283 East Lee Blvd., the former location of the Baptist Student Union.

Jason Baker, associate professor of music, will be accompanied by MSU students Trenton Brown, a senior from Columbus; John Ferguson, a junior from Memphis, Tennessee; Dylan Hamman, a senior from Madison; Grace McCommon, a sophomore from Southaven; Caleb Mooneyham, a senior from Pontotoc; and Zachary Sayles, a senior from Pearl.

The recital will feature music by world-renowned French composer Erik Satie, marimba and percussion virtuoso Richards Zalupe, and MSU Associate Director of Bands Clifton Taylor.

Baker holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut, a master’s from the New England Conservatory of Music, both in music, and a doctorate in musical arts from the University of North Texas. Additionally, he is an MSU master’s degree graduate in business administration.

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