James Dustin Goodnight will be performing his senior percussion recital Wednesday April 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Goodrich Chapel. Goodnight's program includes various percussive instruments, such as "Polaris" by Mark Ford, a four mallet marimba solo, and "Garage Drummer" by James Campbell, a multi-percussion piece with accompanying recorded audio.
"Percussion and drumming has pretty much consumed my life since I started playing in elementary school," Goodnight said. "It's no easy task moving around so many percussion instruments, but it has always been something I loved." Goodnight's program, in good percussion fashion, is one that will get the blood flowing and keep the audience intrigued. "From beginning to end I've chosen a lot of very intense and quick pieces," Goodnight said. "Solo percussion is a newer art form, so I can almost guarantee that you'll see something new in this recital that you've probably never seen before. My goal is for it to be as fun and rewarding for the audience as it is for me to be performing the pieces."
Goodnight is an economics and management and music double major from Marshall, Michigan. He is very involved as principal percussionist in the Albion College Symphonic Band, center snare of the British Eighth Marching Band, drummer of the Albion College Jazz Ensemble, and jazz combo The Four in Trade, member of the percussion ensemble, and member of the professional men's music fraternity Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He studies privately under Stacey Jones.
This performance is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Albion College Music department at 517/629-0481 or .