Constructing the Modern Marimba Grand Unveiling


May. 9, 2017, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Office/Remote Location

Rando-Grillot Recital Hall


The grand unveiling of the interdisciplinary project "Constructing the Modern Marimba." Please join professors Timothy Jones and James Bailey to experience the culmination of this four-month project with a one-hour presentation of the marimba and the construction process as well as performance examples from UNLV percussion students.

Learn about the project from its inception over a cup of coffee in the Adelaide hills, to sourcing rosewood from Honduras, to collaborating with colleagues across the College of Fine Arts, to hands-on work from the college's students, to finally a beautiful musical instrument. This marimba meets any professional equivalent in timbrel quality and design. And it was conceived and built by UNLV minds, hands, creativity, and artistry!

Admission Information

Free and open to the public.

Contact Information

College of Fine Arts
Jennifer Vaughan

External Sponsor

UNLV School of Music, College of Fine Arts