Marimba artist William Moersch to perform at WCU

World-renowned marimba artist William Moersch will give a clinic, masterclass and concert at Western Carolina University Wednesday, March 21.

The 8 p.m. marimba concert will take place in the recital hall of the Coulter Building. The concert is free and open to the public.

Professor and chair of the percussion division at the University of Illinois, Moersch has presented masterclasses throughout the world. He also created graduate degree programs in marimba performance at the Peabody Conservatory and Rutgers University.

Moersch has performed with the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, New York City Ballet, New Jersey Symphony, American Symphony, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and as a featured soloist on numerous motion picture soundtracks.

During the March 21 visit, Moersch will host a marimba clinic at 2 p.m. and a marimba masterclass at 3 p.m., both in the recital hall of the Coulter Building.

Moersch’s visit is sponsored by the WCU Visiting Scholar Program and the WCU department of music. For more information, call (828) 227-7242.