03.27.2007 // Mark Ford Presents a Marimba Clinic at Tennessee Tech University

Mark Ford presented a marimba clinic at Tennessee Tech University (Eric J. Willie, host) on Thursday, March 1. Students from several Tennessee universities (including Tennessee Tech University, Austin Peay State University, Belmont University and the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga) attended the clinic.

Mark gave the students practical information to aid in the development of stroke types, one-handed rolls, hand strength as well as overall musicality. As a bonus, Mark performed several of his own compositions as well as The Alabados Song by Paul Bissell for Marimba and Tape.

Mark performed on his new Dynasty 5.0 Octave Marimba that sounded wonderful! I was overwhelmed by the resonance of the low end and the clarity of the upper register.