The grand unveiling of the interdisciplinary project "Constructing the Modern Marimba" will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, in the Doc Rando Recital Hall. 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!