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Marimba concert and master class given January 28
Saturday, January 26, 2013

Nancy Zeltsman
Marimba pioneer, Nancy Zeltsman, will give master class and concert at SUNY Fredonia January 28

The SUNY Fredonia School of Music announces a concert and master class with leading marimba performer, Nancy Zeltsman on Monday, Jan. 28. The master class will be given from 3:30 to 5:50 p.m. in 1080 Mason Hall, and the concert begins at 8 p.m. in Rosch Recital Hall. Both are free and open to the public and sponsored by the Fredonia Percussion Guild and the Student Association.

Zeltsman is a leading marimba performer, recording artist, teacher, author and festival director who has premiered over 125 solo and chamber marimba works. These include pieces by Paul Simon, Michael Tilson Thomas, Gunther Schuller, Carla Bley, Robert Aldridge and Lyle Mays. Zeltsman has presented recitals and marimba master classes across the U.S. and Europe and in Japan and Mexico.

Her recordings include three solo marimba CDs; three CDs with the marimba/violin duo Marimolin; William Thomas McKinley’s marimba concerto recorded with Boston Modern Orchestra Project; and a duo marimba CD with Jack Van Geem. She has recently released several videos on YouTube performing with clarinetist Michael Norsworthy.

Nancy is an Associate Professor at Berklee where she has taught marimba since 1993. She has been on faculty at The Boston Conservatory since the same year, and has been Chair of the Percussion Department since 2005. She has been Artistic Director of Zeltsman Marimba Festival for 10 years ( The next ZMF will held in Arcata, California from June 30 to July 13, 2013 (co-sponsored by Humboldt State University).

Zeltsman’s marimba method, “Four Mallet Marimba Playing: A Musical Approach for All Levels,” is published by Hal Leonard Corporation. "Intermediate Masterworks for Marimba," two volumes containing 24 marimba solos she commissioned (through ZMF, with support from over 200 people), is published by C.F. Peters Corporation.

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