Percussionist & educator Daniel Tones visits EOU

Contact: Teun Fetz | EOU Associate Professor of Music
541-962-3105 | tfetz@eou.edu

Daniel Tones

February 6, 2013
LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) - Award-winning percussionist and educator Daniel Tones, of Vancouver, B.C., is slated to give a public performance and conduct a master class with EOU students Monday, Feb. 11.

The free performance is at 1 p.m. in Groth Recital Hall in Loso Hall, Room 126. The master class is from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Best known for his work as a contemporary percussionist, Tones is committed to fostering creative development in aspiring musicians. A love of global percussion led him to study frame drumming, West African drumming and dance, Balinese gamelan and Cuban percussion. He has performed with internationally recognized percussionists including Bob Becker, Aiyun Huang, Morris Palter and Steve Schick, has appeared at music festivals on three continents, and has been broadcast nationally on radio and television.

In addition to performing as a soloist, Tones works regularly with Vancouver New Music, Fringe Percussion and provides workshops to students throughout the metro Vancouver area. He has also coached the Canadian Wind Orchestra and National Youth Band of Canada.

Equally at home with orchestral music, Tones is the principal percussionist of the Kamloops Symphony and has performed with the Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria symphonies, the CBC Vancouver Radio Orchestra and the Vancouver Opera.

Tones earned his doctorate in performance and ethnomusicology from the University of British Columbia and studied with Salvador Ferreras, Russell Hartenberger and John Rudolph. He is on the faculties of Simon Fraser University, Vancouver Community College and Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Tones received fellowships from the University of Toronto, the Government of Ontario and the University of British Columbia in addition to individual awards from the British Columbia Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Vancouver Foundation.

For more information contact Teun Fetz, EOU associate professor of music, at 541-962-3105 or tfetz@eou.edu.