Release Date: March 21,2018

UA Steel Drum Band at E.J. Thomas Hall April 7 — The University of Akron School of Music

Warm away the winter blues with the sizzling sounds of The University of Akron Steel Drum Band on Sunday, April 7, at 8 p.m. at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall. Joining the UA Steel Band is Miami (Ohio) University’s Steel Band and special guest pannist Liam Teague.  

Hailed as the “Paganini of the Steelpan,” Liam Teague’s commitment to demonstrating the great musical possibilities of the steelpan has garnered international acclaim. He is a professor of music and head of Steelpan Studies at Northern Illinois University.  

Now in its 38th year, the award-winning University of Akron Steel Drum Band was founded by UA Distinguished Professor Dr. Larry Snider and is directed by Matthew Dudack. The Miami University Steel Band is under the direction of Chris Tanner, interim chair of the Department of Music.

Thomas Hall is at 198 Hill St., on the campus of The University of Akron.  Reserved seats are $22 general, $20 senior citizens and UA faculty/staff, $11 students. For tickets, call 330-253-2488, purchase in person at the Thomas Hall or Akron Civic Theatre ticket offices, or visit