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Recent News

Oliver will be performing at the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference with NSU saxophone professor Dr. Paul Forsyth. They will be performing Tesseract by composer David Werfelmann for alto sax and marimba on Saturday, March 7, 2020.

During the last week of February 2020, Oliver will be going on tour performing the percussion music of Marc Mellits. He will be accompanied by Dr. Joe Moore (Benedict College), Dr. Gregory Lyons (Louisiana Tech University), and Dr. Gustavo Miranda (Nicholls State University). They will be presenting clinics and performing at six different colleges and universities between Chicago, IL and Natchitoches, LA.

Oliver has been selected to serve as chair of the PAS Education Committee. The 3-year term will begin in January 2020.

The Northwestern State University Percussion Ensemble won first place in the Concert Chamber Competition at the 2020 Percussive Arts Society International Convention in November.

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Blog

Confessions of a college (percussion) professor – #2

If you have ever taken music lessons in your life you may relate to this blog post. But this one should be of particular interest for my applied lesson students: past, present, or future. Lesson Talks Most of the classes I teach are one-on-one applied lessons. This gives me a chance to address individual issues … Continue reading Confessions of a college (percussion) professor – #2

Confessions of a College (Percussion) Professor – #1

In an attempt to be more active on my website I am starting this blog series of random thoughts I have as a college percussion professor. They will sometimes be funny, sometimes serious but I hope enjoyable to read. So here goes nothing. College perks Before teaching at my current job at Northwestern State University, … Continue reading Confessions of a College (Percussion) Professor – #1

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