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Guest Artist Recital: Andy Harnsberger, marimba

Wednesday, February 16, 7:30 pm9:30 pm



  • Palmetto Moon               Andy Harnsberger (born 1967)

Noah Berkshier, David Norgaard,
Aidan Perrault, percussion

  • April Sun                          Andy Harnsberger
  • Miles Away                      Andy Harnsberger
  • Phoenix                             Andy Harnsberger
  • Words Unspoken            Andy Harnsberger
  • Unbreakable (2019)        Andy Harnsberger

Baryl Brandt, Will Lawton,
Evan Thompson, percussion

Praised by Percussive Notes Journal as “A Master of Musical Nuance”, ANDY HARNSBERGER enjoys a versatile career as a performer, composer, and educator. He has performed in musical venues across North America, South America, Australia, Japan, and Europe, and presents

numerous solo recitals and clinics throughout the United States each year. He has been a featured artist at the Tamborimba Percussion Festival in Cali, Colombia and the Patagonia Percussion Festival in Argentina, and was on the artist/faculty for the Sulzbach-Rosenberg/Interharmony International Music Festival in Germany in 2014, 2015, and 2017. He has been a featured solo artist at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), Spoleto Festival USA and Piccolo Spoleto Festival.

Andy Harnsberger is Associate Professor of Music and Percussion Coordinator at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. He earned his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where he also received the prestigious Performer’s Certificate. Andy has his own signature series mallets with Malletech and is a performing artist and clinician for Malletech Instruments and Mallets, Remo Drum Heads, Sabian Cymbals, Ltd., and Grover Pro Percussion.

“Andy Harnsberger is a joy to watch in performance and a feast for the ears. The sensitivity and strength in his live playing was a treasure for the audience…simply phenomenal!” – National Public Radio

“His performance was a vivid demonstration of the power of music…riveting and profoundly artistic.” – Washington Post

“Andy plays with precision, power, and finesse. His enthusiasm and passion is evident in every note.” – Creative Loafing, Atlanta, GA

Dr. Harnsberger’s performance and masterclass are made possible through funding from the ISU School of Music and Malletech (www.malletch.com).


For additional information contact Dr. David Collier (309) 438-8022


Wednesday, February 16
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm


Kemp Recital Hall
401 S. School Street
Normal, IL 61761 United States