The bands of the University of Central Arkansas and Hendrix University will bring Frank Ticheli to Conway as a composer-in-residence at 7:30 p.m. March 15 at Reynolds Performance Hall.

Through collaborating together, Ticheli, a professor of Composition at the University of Southern California, will lead the UCA and Hendrix Wind Ensembles in a gala concert.

The concert is free and open to the public.

“Mr.Ticheli’s music is very popular with band students, and his music has been performed around the world by bands from junior high schools to professional ensembles,” Ricky Brooks, director of bands at UCA, said. “Students will have the opportunity to meet and interact with a composer whose music they have performed many times.”

Ticheli is a composer of orchestral, choral, chamber and concert band music with works that have been published by Manhattan Beach Music, Encore Music Publishers and Hinshaw Music.

As part of the residency, Ticheli will also give a public seminar for area school band directors and students as well as Hendrix and UCA students and faculty at 1:40 p.m. in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.

For additional information, contact Brooks at 501-450-5764 or rickyb@uca.edu.

The UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication includes the Departments of Art, Music, and Film, Theatre and Creative Writing as well as the School of Communication. The college’s primary mission is the preparation of the next generation of artists, educators and communicators.

For more information about CFAC, visit www.uca.edu/cfac or call 501-450-3293.