Sixteen new full-time faculty joined the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) for the 2023-24 academic year. Two of the faculty members are also new department chairs in the college. Gregg Barron, assistant teaching professor of music industry in…
Relieve Exam Stress with the Syracuse All Steel Percussion Orchestra
To help relieve the stress of final exam week, the Syracuse All Steel Percussion Orchestra (SASPO) will perform a selection of “bangers and party anthems” on Friday, Dec. 7, at 4 p.m. in the Schine Student Center Atrium. Members of the University community are invited to enjoy the sounds of the University’s new steel band in an informal setting.
SASPO is based in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music. The band’s name is an homage to TASPO, a pioneering band from Trinidad that helped lead the development of this dynamic ensemble. Like other progressive steel bands, SASPO plays a wide variety of music, from jazz to classical, calypso to soca and rock to hip-hop.
SASPO is directed by David Knapp, assistant professor of music education in the Setnor School and the School of Education.