September 16, 2017
7:30 p.m. in Heath Recital Hall
Featuring the: RoseWind Duo:
Scott Herring, Marimba / Clifford Leaman, Saxophone
Inductees into Beach Hall of Fame to be announced soon
RoseWind Duo: Scott Herring, Marimba / Clifford Leaman, Saxophone
Formed in 2005, the RoseWind Duo consists of Scott Herring, percussion and Clifford Leaman, saxophones. They have performed widely across the USA and abroad, including appearances at The University of South Carolina, The University of Southern Mississippi, the 2007 NASA Region 7 Conference in Greensboro, NC, the South Carolina Music Teachers Association State Conference and the International Navy Band Saxophone Symposium in Washington, D.C. A tour in November of 2007 took the duo to Tennessee, Michigan and Illinois. In May 2010, the duo performed and taught classes at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón, (Zaragoza, SP) the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, (Barcelona, SP) the Conservatoire de Strasbourg, (FR) and the Selmer Paris Showroom.
Scott Herring holds the position of Associate Professor of Percussion at the University of South Carolina. At USC, Herring directs the Percussion Ensemble and the Palmetto Pans Steel Band. Previously he served as Assistant Professor of Percussion and Assistant Director of Bands at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from East Carolina University and a Masters degree and Doctor of Music degree from Northwestern University.
Clifford Leaman Professor of saxophone at the University of South Carolina, Clifford Leaman received the Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Lebanon Valley College, and the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in performance from the University of Michigan
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