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Shilo Stroman and friends in concert

October 30, 2013

Percussionist Shilo Stroman, together with Wendy Fopeano on vocals, Ryan Fourt and Bard Hoff on guitars, Matt Smiley on bass, and Jeremy Maytum on percussion, will perform a concert that will reflect the journey of a relationship.

Stroman performs on drumset, vibraphone and bass guitar in a variety of musical styles.Wednesday, November 6
7:30 p.m.
Organ Recital Hall
University Center of the Arts
1400 Remington Street

Music to explore love, relationships

The Contemporary Artist Music Series at Colorado State University, sponsored by Bohemian Foundation, finishes its fall lineup with Colorado State faculty member and alumnus Shilo Stroman.

Stroman will perform a concert aimed at the heart, exploring romantic love and the stages of relationships.  

Tickets

  • Free/CSU students
  • $1 for youth (under 18)
  • $12 for the public.

Tickets are available at the University Center for the Arts (UCA) ticket office in the UCA lobby, by phone at (970) 491-ARTS (2787) or online. Youth tickets must be purchased in person at the Ticket Office. Advance purchase is recommended to avoid at-the-door fees. 

Music will appeal to young, old

Stroman has enjoyed an illustrious career as an artist, performing on drumset, vibraphone and bass guitar in a variety of musical styles. When Stroman was asked to come up with an idea for a Contemporary Artist Music Series concert, it was difficult for him to settle on one concept. But when he found that right path, he discovered something that audience’s young and old will relate to.

Together with Wendy Fopeano on vocals, Ryan Fourt and Bard Hoff on guitars, Matt Smiley on bass, and Jeremy Maytum on percussion, the concert will reflect the journey of a relationship.

“My original intent was to have it based on the Joni Mitchell record "Both Sides Now" where she shows the arch of a relationship, from meeting the person, falling in love, breaking up, and then the aftermath, over the entirety of the record,” Stroman said. “This concert will come off as a playlist, where everything revolves around love and relationships.”

Stroman's journey as a musician

Stroman graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in music from Colorado State in 2001 and went on to earn his Master’s in Percussion Performance from CSU in 2008, studying with Eric Hollenbeck, Ph.D.

He is a licensed teacher in the state of Colorado and currently serves as the Colorado Chapter President of the Percussive Arts Society (PAS).

Stroman has appeared with the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, the Fort Collins Symphony and the Cheyenne Symphony.

He is also an in demand performer in the Northern Colorado region performing on drumset, vibraphone and bass guitar in a variety of musical styles.

Work with A-list artists

He's performed or appeared with: Art Lande, Don Aliquo, Anders Astrand, Peter Sommer, the Yellowjackets, Nancy Wilson, Amy Grant, The Four Tops, Mark Sloniker, Erik Applegate and Trisha Yearwood.

In January of 2006, he commissioned and performed the world premiere of Sticks and Stones variations for drumset and wind ensemble by Jim Bonney. In 2008, he founded Square Peg, a contemporary jazz quartet.

As an educator, Mr. Stroman is an adjunct instructor of percussion at Colorado State University where he teaches drumset and Jazz vibraphone as well as assists with all percussion activities.


Contact: Carrie Care
E-mail: Carrie.Care@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-5891