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Gordon Hicken: School of Design Faculty

Gordon Hicken , D.M.

Assistant Professor & Assistant Director of Bands
Music | School of Design
Gordon Hicken
Contact
443-334-2079
Office Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
3:30-4:30 PM
Office Location
SU 138 Campus Map
Learn More
www.gordonhicken.com

Education

D.M., Florida State University - Percussion Performance
M.M., University of South Carolina - Percussion Performance
B.M., Furman University - Music Education

Professional Experience

  • 2019-Present  - Assistant Director of Bands, Stevenson University
  • 2015-Present - Percussion Faculty Member, Interlochen Arts Camp
  • 2015-2019 - Assistant Professor, Percussion & Associate Director of Bands, Midwestern State University
  • 2014-2015 - Interim Instructor of Percussion & Assistant Director of Bands, Angelo State University
  • 2012-2014 - Director of the South Carolina Band Drumline & Adjunct Instructor of Percussion, University of South Carolina
  • 2011-2012 - Adjunct Instructor of Percussion, Chipola College
  • 2010 - Adjunct Instructor of Percussion, Limestone College

Research

Recent Recording Projects:
SAGA Saxophone Quartet Recording Project, featuring a recording of Bernhard Heiden's Four Movements for Saxophone Quartet and Timpani (recorded May 2019/anticipated release 2020)

Step Inside: New American Music for Saxophone and Percussion, Rogue Two (Gordon Hicken and Andrew Allen) saxophone and percussion duo debut album, Equilibrium Records (2018)

Carbon Paper and Nitrogen Ink, Scott Herring featuring the University of South Carolina Percussion Ensemble, Resonator Records (2015)

Adam Silverman: Percussion Music, The Florida State University Percussion Ensemble and University of South Carolina Percussion Ensemble, Calabaza Records (2015)

Publications

Review of "Places and Times" by Baljinder Sekhon - NACWPI Journal, Vol 66, Issue 2, National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (Winter 2018)
Review of "A Dictionary for the Modern Percussionist and Drummer" - NACWPI Journal, Vol. 66, Issue 1, National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (Fall 2018)
"Piece for Percussion" - The PAS Percussion Compendium, Vol. 2, Percussive Arts Society (Summer 2018)
Review of 'Kid Stuff: Soli for Piano with Percussion Orchestra" by the McCormick Percussion Group - NACWPI Journal, Vol. 65, Issue 3, National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (Spring 2018)
"The University Difference" - Rhythm! Scene, Vol. 4, No. 5, Percussive Arts Society (October 2017)
Review of "Percussion Methods: An Essential Resource for Educators, Conductors, and Students" - NACWPI Journal, Vol. 65, Issue 1, National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (Fall 2017)
"4/4 for Four," "Metric Lips," "Sharpened Stick," "Stormbreak," and "Technology" - The PAS Percussion Compendium, Vol. 1, Percussive Arts Society (Fall 2016)
"Establishing Consistency in your Marching Percussion Section" - PAS Educator's Companion, Vol 1, Percussive Arts Society (Spring 2015)


 

Teaching

MUS 201 - Introduction to Music in History

MUS 290/291 - Stevenson University Band

Highlights

42nd United States Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium, Fairfax, VA (2020) - Rogue Two saxophone and percussion duo selected to perform Igor Karaca's Mirror Sign, Robert Lemay's Kif-kif, and the world premiere of Steve Hicken's  From the Notebooks of Ramon Fernandez
Georgia College Percussion Ensemble Concert, Milledgeville, GA (2019) - Invited to perform Brian Nozny's Bullet Hell for solo vibraphone and percussion quartet
Concerto Soloist, Carolina Youth Symphony Fall Concert, Greenville, SC (2018) - Invited to appear as guest soloist, performed Emmanuel Sejourne's Concerto for Marimba and Strings
18th World Saxophone Congress, University of Zagreb Academy of Music, Zagreb, Croatia (2018) Rogue Two saxophone and percussion duo selected to perform Jay Batzner's Reflections on the Nature of Impermanence and the world premiere of Igor Karaca's Mirror Sign
Oklahoma Day of Percussion, Oklahoma City, OK (2017) - Invited to perform Christopher Dean's Topography of Dreaming alongside the composer on the "Music of Christopher Deane" evening concert
Rogue Two saxophone and percussion duo invited to perform Reginald Bain's Luminescent on opening chamber ensemble concert
Texas Music Educators Association Convention, San Antonio, TX (2017) - Showcase recital performance with Dr. Andrew Allen as Rogue Two saxophone and percussion duo
University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Percussion Ensemble Concert, Fort Smith, AR (2016) - Performed Jeffrey Dennis Smith's Tiger Dance for solo marimba and percussion quartet.
Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Indianapolis, IN (2013) - Selected to appear on "A Celebration of Emerging Artists" evening showcase concert,  performed Andy Akiho's  Stop Speaking for solo snare drum and digital playback.

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