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Toner leads UVM delegation to China

Toner Leads UVM Delegation to China

May 25, 2011

BURLINGTON - Prof. D. Thomas Toner, Chair of the Music Department, led the first University of Vermont faculty delegation to the Inner Mongolia University Arts College in Hohhot, China in May. The UVM delegation met with President Li Yulin and faculty leaders of the Arts College, as well as visiting with leaders of several other local colleges and public schools. Four UVM faculty travelled to the northern China university as part of an Academic Educational Exchange program between the two universities established in 2010.

Prof. Toner perform in ChinaAs part of the exchange program, Prof. Toner performed a lecture recital of American percussion music, including timpani pieces by Elliott Carter, and solo percussion pieces by Warren Benson, William Kraft, and Frederic Rzewski. The three-hour extended format also featured performances of traditional Chinese percussion music by the University's Percussion Ensemble, as well as a marimba master class with Prof. Toner.

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