Library event

Composer to discuss published band pieces

Bluffton University’s Musselman Library will host an April 3 celebration of the publication of five new band pieces composed by Dr. Peter Terry, an associate professor of information technology and music at Bluffton. 

Beginning with refreshments at 3:45 p.m., the event is free and open to the public in the library’s Reading Room.

The pieces—“Grove of Titans,” “Windborn,” “Unleashed,” “Winter’s Knight” and “The Emissary”—will be available on the website of publisher Carl Fischer Music in May. Terry will talk about the process of writing them and submitting them to publishers, and play professional recordings of the music.

Because Fischer has asked him to submit works for string orchestra this year, he will also address how writing for bands and string ensembles differs.