School of Music’s Beyer and Fleisher part of CD tribute to composer-percussionist Michael Manion

School of Music’s Beyer and Fleisher part of CD tribute to composer-percussionist Michael Manion

NIU School of Music Professor and Director of Percussion Studies Greg Beyer and retired School of Music faculty member Robert Fleisher are featured on “Long Roll: A Tribute to Composer-Percussionist Michael Manion” by Albany Records.  The release features a solo malletKAT composition of Fleisher’s written specifically for Manion.  The project is a collaboration between the NIU and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign music faculties. The tracks are taken from a pair of live performances recorded in Urbana in 2009. (more…)