Lyons to perform at Tech faculty concert

Jan 15, 2010 | General News

Louisiana Tech faculty member Gregory Lyons will present the third concert of this year’s Faculty Concert Series at the university. Lyons will offer a mix of standard and varied percussion music, featuring pieces by composers Christopher Norton, Dave Hollinden, Jim Casella and Kazunori Miyake. Instruments featured will include the marimba, vibraphone and xylophone.

Lyons joined Tech’s music faculty in the fall of 2009. He is pursuing the doctor of musical arts degree in percussion performance from Ohio State University. He earned his master of music degree in percussion performance at Central Michigan University and his bachelor of music education degree at the Wheaton Conservatory of Music. At Tech, Lyons teaches applied percussion, directs the percussion ensemble, supervises student teaching, and instructs secondary instrumental methods and percussion methods. He also serves as a faculty adviser for Phi Buda Ruda and the collegiate chapter of Music Educators National Conference.

Lyons was a semi-finalist in the 2009 Southern California Marimba Competition as well as a winner in the 2003 Central Michigan University Concerto Competition. For more information about percussion studies and events at Louisiana Tech University, visit

The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21 at Howard Auditorium, Center for the Performing Arts. It is free and open to the public. For further information contact Daniel Immel, assistant professor of music, at (318) 257-5273.

Written by Judith Roberts