The grand unveiling of the interdisciplinary task “Constructing the Modern Marimba” will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, in the Doc Rando Recital Hall. Please sign up with professors Timothy Jones and James Bailey to experience the culmination of this four-month project with a one-hour discussion of the marimba and the construction process in addition to efficiency examples from UNLV percussion trainees.
Learn about the task from its inception over a cup of coffee in the Adelaide hills, to sourcing rosewood from Honduras, to working together with associates across the College of Fine Arts, to hands-on work from the college’s students, to lastly a lovely musical instrument. This marimba fulfills any professional equivalent in timbrel quality and style. And it was conceived and built by UNLV minds, hands, imagination, and artistry!