Renowned USI composes and performer Tom Drury to perform free recital

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Renowned USI composes and performer Tom Drury to perform a free recital

March 21, 2023

Tom Drury, Instructor of Music and acclaimed composer and performer, will showcase his talents at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 22 in the University of Southern Indiana Performance Center. The recital, open to the public at no charge, will feature a collection of Drury’s own compositions, including The BellsBroken DreamsSonatina for clarinet and piano and Teasdale Songs.

The Bells, inspired by the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe, and Broken Dreams, inspired by the poetry of William Butler Yeats, are among Drury’s most celebrated works. The Sonatina for clarinet and piano has been performed in various venues across the country, including at the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 2012.

The recital will also feature talented performers, including Kirsten Ahnell on clarinet, Andrea Drury, soprano and Cheruvathur Uthup, baritone. Andrea Drury, Tom Drury’s wife, will perform The Bells and Teasdale Songs, both of which were written specifically for her. Andrea has performed both pieces locally, and The Bells regionally in Illinois.

“I am thrilled to perform my compositions in front of a live audience,” says Drury. “These pieces hold a special place in my heart, and I am excited to share them with the community.”

For more information, email Drury or call 812-492-7502.


Founded in 1965, the University of Southern Indiana enrolls nearly 9,200 dual credit, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in more than 130 areas of study. A public higher education institution, located on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus in Evansville, Indiana, USI offers programs through the College of Liberal Arts, Romain College of Business, College of Nursing and Health Professions and the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education. The University offers study-abroad opportunities in more than 60 countries and hosts international students from around the globe. USI is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engaged University and offers continuing education and special programs to more than 15,000 participants annually through Outreach and Engagement. USI is online at