Alum Scott Horey to hold free concert, percussion clinic Jan. 24

University of Maine alumnus Scott Horey ’07 will return to the School of Performing Arts to perform a solo concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 in Minsky Recital Hall.

Horey performs nationally and internationally as a solo percussionist and drummer and recently returned from a tour in Poland, Denmark and Greece. The principal percussionist of the Mankato Symphony Orchestra in Mankato, Minnesota also is an assistant professor and lecturer of percussion at the University of Minnesota, Morris.

Scott Horey

Horey calls his time at UMaine a transformative experience.

“The four years I spent at UMaine studying with Stuart Marrs was a big turning point in my life and key to my early development as an artist and teacher,” he says. “I feel so lucky to have had a very supportive program on an inspiring campus on which to learn, grow, cultivate and blossom.”

Horey includes an eclectic mix of styles, composers and original compositions in his energetic percussion concerts.

“The audience can expect captivating expressive gesture, variety, detail, brilliant colors, eccentricity, tenderness and power,” he says.

In addition to the solo concert, Horey will conduct a percussion clinic at 2 p.m. Jan. 24 in Minsky Recital Hall. The concert and clinic are free and open to the public.

For more information about Horey, visit his website. For more about the clinic and concert, or to request a reasonable accommodation, email Alan Berry,