Chris Whyte - Guest Artist Recital
- Friday, March 28, 2014 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm
- Howard Hall - view map
Dr. Christopher Whyte hails from Portland, Oregon. He is currently Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies at Western Oregon University. He recently completed the Doctor of Musical Arts in Percussion Performance from Boston University, where he was a student of Boston Symphony Principal Timpanist Timothy Genis. Whyte performs frequently in the Portland area as a freelance percussionist and timpanist with The Oregon Symphony, the Portland Opera Orchestra, Third Angle Contemporary Ensemble, FearNoMusic, The Bach Cantata Choir, The Portland Symphonic Choir and the Portland Gay Mens Chorus. He has also performed with the Atlantic Symphony, the New Bedford Symphony, the Eugene Symphony, the Newport Symphony, ALEA III contemporary music ensemble and the Boston Civic Symphony. The Boston Musical Intelligencer called Whyte's playing "a striking diversity of styles and spirit." Whyte appeared with the Key City Percussion Ensemble performing highlights from George Crumb's "American Songbook Collection" at the fall 2011 National Association of Singers Texoma Region Conference. He is co-founder of the Portland Percussion Group, a contemporary percussion quartet based in Portland, Oregon, that actively seeks to commission and perform new works for percussion.
Free Admission- Open to the public
Reynolds Recital Hall
- School of Music