Taylor Murphy, a third-year student, finished second on solo multi-percussion at PASIC, the 2017 Percussive Arts Society International Convention. Murphy was part of the Calgary Stampede Showband for seven years before coming to the U of L.
“I knew right out of high school that I wanted to study percussion,” says Murphy. “I knew the U of L had one of the best percussion programs, probably in Canada, and Adam (Mason) has a great reputation for being an amazing professor. He loves what he does, he’s very knowledgeable and he and I share a drum corps background.”