Percussionist wins international ear

Monday, April 3, 2006

Andy AnkerAn SCSU student who plans a career in music education tied for second place in the college tenor drum category at the 30th Annual Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Columbus, Ohio. Andy Anker was one of nine students from around the world chosen from 125 entries to compete at the convention.

The 2001 graduate of Eagan High School is a junior at SCSU, where he is earning a bachelor's degree in music education and studies percussion with Professor Terry Vermillion. In the past Anker has marched with the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps, the Minnesota Brass Drum & Bugle Corps, the Cadets and the Great Lakes Percussion Independent World Indoor Drum Line.

Anker also earned an opportunity to perform solo with the SCSU Orchestra. He will perform "Concerto for Marimba and Strings" by Ney Rosauro at the SCSU Orchestra Concert on April 2. He had participated in a competition for vocal, woodwind, brass, percussion, string and keyboard students in the SCSU Department of Music.

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