ASA 130th Meeting - St. Louis, MO - 1995 Nov 27 .. Dec 01

5aMU5. Music of the steelband.

Clifford Alexis

Allan O'Connor

Liam Teague

School of Music, Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb, IL 60115

Established in 1973 as the first actively performing steelband in an American university, the NIU Steel Band has toured in the United States and Asia, recorded three albums on disk, cassette, and CD, and has performed with five symphony orchestras, including the St. Louis Symphony and the Chicago Sinfonietta. The program will include classical, popular, and calypso selections, as well as a work composed specifically for them which utilizes an East African Amadinda xylophone.