Dr. Scotty Horey

Dr. Scotty Horey

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Dr. Scotty Horey, instructor of percussion at the Music School of Delaware, will present “Yin and Yang, Marimba and Drums” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in the Music Recital Hall, Wright Music Building, on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

Through repertoire and original songs, Horey will express the two balanced energies of his creative spirit, one of introspection and inner poetry, and the other of exuberance, groove and celebration, both of which will be achieved with his “two voices” – the marimba and the drumset – and drawing on the traditions that have spoken to him the most throughout his artistic career: classical, contemporary, Latin and progressive rock.

He will perform works by Arkadiusz Katny, Preston R. Gunderson and Johann Sebastian Bach, along with his own original compositions.

“Anyone can enjoy this concert,” he said, “not just percussionists and not just musicians.”

A respected solo percussionist and teacher, Horey is also a health and wellness advocate and cultural exchange coordinator. He advocates for holistic awareness and has taught classes with a “body-mind-heart-spirit-culture” philosophy across the United States and in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Portugal, Denmark, Poland, Greece, Mexico and Colombia. From 2020-2022, he lived in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico, where he was professor of percussion at the Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas, the top percussion school of Mexico. From 2012-2020, he served as both principal percussionist of the Mankato Symphony Orchestra and lecturer of percussion at the University of Minnesota. He has performed at festivals and universities around the globe.

While he is on the SFA campus, Horey will conduct a clinic on “Mindfulness, Learning Science, and Health and Wellness for Musicians” at 1 p.m. in Room 124, Wright Music Building. Any musicians and/or teachers are welcome to attend.

Admission to the concert is free. This appearance of Majestic artist Scott Horey has been made possible, in part, through an educational grant from Majestic percussion and the KHS America Academic Alliance. Scott Horey performs on Majestic Percussion. For additional information, contact the SFA School of Music at (936) 468-4602.