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University Relations // 03.01.2017

Dr. Michael Haldeman

Charleston Southern University percussion instructor of Instrumental Studies, Dr. Michael Haldeman, has been selected to perform at the SC Day of Percussion, March 25. A composition written by world famous Japanese marimbist Keiko Abe is the piece Dr. Haldeman will perform. The title of the brand new marimba solo is The Song of Trees.

“I was asked to perform the South Carolina premiere of this piece at the Day of Percussion and am extremely excited to do so,” says Haldeman. “I received the music about two weeks ago, so the turn-around on this is quite quick.”

Horton School of Music Chair Dr. Jennifer Luiken said, “Dr. Haldeman is a very gifted artist and we are fortunate to benefit from his excellent teaching and innovative performing.”

The S.C. Day of Percussion is scheduled this year at Lancaster High School, Lancaster, SC, March 25.


Founded in 1964, Charleston Southern University is a private, four-year liberal arts college. CSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The university's vision is to be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving.