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Jan. 29: Faculty Recital by Percussionist Michael Thursby

Recital will be in Halling Recital Hall.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music News Release, 1-2-2018

MANKATO, Minn. -- Minnesota State University, Mankato's Department of Music presents Michael Thursby in a percussion recital Monday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts.

Thursby is the director of athletic bands and percussion at Minnesota State Mankato, where he teaches courses in percussion and assists with the University instrumental ensembles along with directing the athletic bands.

Thursby’s recital will focus on the history of the drum, starting with early styles of drumming and moving forward into modern percussion repertoire.

Thursby has served as an adjudicator for the Minnesota Percussion Association and in several other circuits throughout the Midwest. He endorses and performs with Mapex and Majestic Percussion equipment, Salyers Percussion, Evans drumheads and Zildjian cymbals.

Concert admission is $9; $7 for students with a valid MavCard. Discount tickets are available online for University students. Those who wish to purchase tickets online should go to For more information, call the Performance Series office, (507) 389-5549.

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