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“Mile Marker Zero” is a recital length solo marimba work comprised of twelve short, audience friendly pieces – an assortment of musical memories collected around Key West as part of marimbist Ben Wahlund’s residency at The Studios.
Ranging from jazz, to rock, funk, classical and more, Wahlund’s eclectic voice on marimba and compelling storytelling for each piece engages audience members of all ages and backgrounds. With special guests Laurel Oswald Clark, visual art and Sara Fruner, spoken word. 75 minutes.
Ben Wahlund is a Grammy nominated, award-winning music educator, composer, and performer who lives in the Chicago area. Mr. Wahlund serves as full-time percussion instructor at Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, IL) and the Director of Percussion at the College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn, IL). Published by Bachovich Music, HoneyRock Publications, and Innovative Percussion, his music compositions have won numerous international awards and are performed by professionals around the world.
His engaging teaching style has availed him of the opportunity to work for years with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra as percussion ensemble director, director of a number of regional camps and workshops with high school students – including the NIU Percussion Camp – and university residencies across the country.
Wahlund performs as a solo artist, a member of area orchestras, ¡The Screaming Norwegians! Percussion Duo, the Naper Chamber Players, has performed at a number of state, national, and international conventions, is a member of the Yamaha Performing Artist roster, the Zildjian Artist Program, and endorses Innovative Percussion Sticks and Mallets.
Ben Wahlund received his Masters of Music degree in music theory/composition and Performance Certificate in percussion from Northern Illinois University and Bachelor’s Degrees in Music Education and Music Performance with minors in math and philosophy/theology from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota.
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