Charles Law – Percussion Studies
Charles Law is responsible for all percussion study and related ensembles and classes in percussion at UALR. In addition he teaches music appreciation and special topics in percussion study.
He founded the UALR Percussion Ensemble in 1989. Celebrating more than 20 years, the UALR Percussion Ensemble is a high-energy ensemble that has performed throughout the Midwest and South presenting concerts and clinics for students of all ages. Past performances at the University of Missouri, University of Georgia, University of New Orleans, Mobile Alabama Concerts in the Park, The Chicago Public Schools, Silver Dollar City and Little Rock World Fest are only a few of the events the group has appeared at. The group has also been honored to work with the International House of Blues Foundation in New Orleans performing for inner-city and at-risk youth as well at the House of Blues Club. The group explores a wide range of repertoire representing the most current and recognized composers of the time in percussion.
Charles Law served as Athletic Band Director from 1995 to 2016. Under his direction and guidance the band was featured at the Sun Belt Band Spectacular, House of Blues in New Orleans and is the only university group to be invited to perform in Clarksdale, Miss., at the annual Cat Head Blues Festival. Charles Law retired as Principal Percussionist with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra after 16 seasons to pursue chamber and solo interests. As a professional percussionist Mr. Law now works exclusively with Broadway shows and has been a percussionist for the National touring production of “Wicked”.
Charles Law studied percussion with principal players in the Chicago and St. Louis Symphony and spent four years working with members of the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington D.C. Law was a conducting student of Keith House and has studied additionally with Robert Henderson and Dale Lonis.