Recital: Chris Wilson, Marimba
Thursday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m.
at the Arts Council, 16B North Spanish Street
Christopher Wilson, percussionist, will be performing a recital of music for solo marimba. The marimba is a large keyboard instrument with rosewood bars, played with yarn-wrapped mallets. The repertoire for this program will include original Classical compositions for the marimba, all by living composers.
Christopher Wilson: Biography
Christopher Wilson is a Doctoral candidate in Percussion Performance at the University of Northern Colorado. Mr. Wilson is a fast-rising artist who has appeared as soloist, chamber musician and clinician throughout the United States.
As a soloist Mr. Wilson has helped to introduce the marimba to public audiences in settings outside of the concert hall. He has also appeared as guest artist at the Western Colorado Percussion Festival, College Music Society conferences, and many collegiate campuses including Monmouth College, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Waldorf College, Iowa State University, and University of Northern Iowa. He is also an active chamber musician, most notably as a member of the Wilson Duo with wife, bassoonist Jacqueline Wilson. The Wilson duo has presented recitals at the 2013 International Double Reed Society Convention, the Ashland Chamber Music Society, and on Wisconsin Public Radio.
Mr. Wilson has been equally active as a writer, clinician and pedagogue. He has had articles published by Percussive Arts Society's Percussive Notes. As an in demand educator, Mr. Wilson has given workshops and assemblies on all areas of percussion at hundreds of K-12 schools throughout the Midwest. He has taught music courses at University of Northern Colorado (as a teaching assistant), Southeast Missouri State University, Laramie County Community College, Lakeland College, and Kirkwood Community College.
As a Doctoral candidate, Mr. Wilson was a Graduate Teaching Assistant to Prof. Gray Barrier. He also studied wind conducting as a student of Dr. Kenneth Singleton. He finished his D.A. coursework in Spring, 2015, and is currently ABD. He is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory and Eastern Washington University. His principal teachers include Gray Barrier, Nancy Zeltsman and Martin Zyskowski. He is a sponsored member of Pearl Drums' Regional Education Arts Program and an endorser of Encore Mallets.