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Clair Omar Musser Marimba CBS Sunday Morning

The Center for Mallet Percussion Research proudly announces that the segment shot by CBS  Sunday Morning broadcast in December 2018.

This segment highlights the history of the marimba, the Pennsylvania connection with Clair Omar Musser, and the growing collection of unique instruments in the Center for Mallet Percussion Research at Kutztown University.

CBS Sunday Morning - How Marimbas Sing

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Center for Mallet Percussion Research

The mission of the Center for Mallet Percussion Research is to provide access to rare as well as one-of-a-kind instruments, music, recordings, films, related materials, and memorabilia as well as serve as a repository for similar materials entrusted to the Center as they become available.

The instrument collection includes:

King George Marimbas (8), Century of Progress Marimba, King George Bass Marimba, Canterbury Marimba, Deagan Imperial Marimba, Deagan Artist Special Xylophones, Deagan Radio Special Xylophones, Deagan Song Bells, Leedy Vibraphone, and Canterbury Vibraphone.

The Memorabilia Collection includes historical photographs, recordings, and documents of: George Hamilton Green, Joe Green, Sammy Herman, Harry Breuer, Teddy Brown, The international Marimba Symphony Orchestra, The Century of Progress Marimba Orchestra, and The Marimba Masters.

Special Collections include: